For many people, it’s their first time really being away from home. I know personally I had never even been to campus before move in day, so everything was unfamiliar. And there’s also the simple fact that life happens. It’s nothing Harvard or college specific, but everyday you are interacting with people and the world! Miscommunication happens, you get sick, you can’t sleep well, and various other things.
“Stress is a fact of life, but being stressed out is not. We don’t always have control over what happens to us.” -Allen Elkin
ACTIVITIES: WRITING, PAINTING, DRAWING, SCULPTING OR WHATEVER!
Paint, drawing, writing, are just some of the artistic options to de-stress among students, they not only help you with De-stress they are also given you opportunity on creating something new! is more enjoyable when it’s done with friends!
DOGGIE DE-STRESS? HECK YEAH!
Another popular option for destressing is spending time with animals, Marymount University has this event called Dog De-stress first Wednesday of each month, bringing a lot of dogs to one place so that the students can come and have fun, play or relax with the dogs, but they don’t have to be dogs, there are other friendly animals out there!
MEDITATION! IT RELAXES YOUR BODY AND MORE SIDE BENEFITS!
There are a lot of benefits for students that meditate! deep inside, everyone is an Einstein: students practicing meditation benefit from increases in brain function across the board. Also Thanks to their minds calming down, students doing meditation report a whooping 50% reductions in stress, anxiety, and ADHD symptoms. Allowing the students to have a better focus in academics. these are just some of the benefits to this! what are you waiting for? Try it out!
Citation: https://college.harvard.edu/admissions/hear-our-students/student-blog/my-tips-managing-stress https://tmhome.com/benefits/10-benefits-of-meditation-for-students/