Succeeding through stress

Library Colouring books - first floor displayIf you are feeling the pressure of study mounting, you are not alone.  Work stress can be helpful, motivating you to get on and succeed but you need to harness it and make it work for you.  This post from the Times Higher Education supplement gives some hints and tips on dealing with pressure at university.  You can find more tips about general stress management in this blog post and on the Student Union wellbeing web pages.

Too much stress is clearly not helpful, nor is it good for you in the longer term.  Control your stress levels by taking regular breaks, maintaining regular sleep patterns, and taking a short study break every half hour to reset your concentration.  Try our relaxation drop-in sessions in Library room 0.26 (Seminar Room 2) on Thursday afternoons and learn how you can relax and unwind in mere moments at any time and from the first floor display area for some mindful colouring to break up your study.

If you need to talk to someone or you are feeling stress from work and other areas of your life might be about to become troublesome, ask for help and advice from the Student Wellbeing, the UPSU Advice Service or your GP.  You can also contact Student Wellbeing if you notice a friend is starting to behave differently or might not be coping well.

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