Everyone experiences stress at different times and for different reasons throughout the year, often as we make an effort to balance our work with our home lives.
While some stress can be good and help motivate us to get things done, large amounts of stress can be harmful. Finding a good method to help you manage stress is key in making it through the semester without burning out. Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) provides tips for managing stress.
How does stress show up in your life? Paying attention to how stress manifests and how it affects you can help in finding a method to manage it. Some indicators of stress include:
Everyone’s stress levels are different. Managing stress can be a simple, quick breathing exercise or a process over a few days or weeks. Try out a few methods to see how you can most effectively manage stress.
For more tips on managing pressure and stress, check out “Healthy Buffs: Getting through overwhelm,” brought to you by Wardenburg Health Services.
Faculty and staff are welcome to join Feel Good Fridays, a weekly drop-in group for guided meditation to undo stress, soothe the nervous system and feel better. Feel Good Fridays occur every Friday from 12:15 to12:45 p.m. in the CU Art Museum.
From Student Affairs is a series for discovering the roles of Student Affairs on campus as a resource not only for students but also faculty and staff. Read more From Student Affairs: “Adjusting to a new semester,” “Tips for writing recommendation letters.”