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8 Ways to Manage Stress – For Students

Feeling overwhelmed? You’re not alone. Stress, the body’s response to change, can be a real drag on our physical and mental wellbeing. But did you know some stress can actually be good? That pre-presentation jitters can boost your performance. The key is managing stress before it manages you. This post dives into the world of stress management, unpacking the physical and emotional symptoms and offering a toolbox of healthy coping mechanisms. From mindfulness practices to the power of positive thinking, discover how to prioritize your well-being and build resilience against future stressors.
This post dives into the world of stress management, unpacking the physical and emotional symptoms and offering a toolbox of healthy coping mechanisms. From mindfulness practices to the power of positive thinking, discover how to prioritize your well-being and build resilience against future stressors.

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5 ways to maintain hope through challenging world events
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4 Ways to Maintain Hope Amidst Distressing World Events

These last few years have been emotionally, physically, and financially trying for all of us. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters, climate change, war, and political divides, it can feel, at times, like the world has been turned upside down. While we need to acknowledge the state of the world and how it is affecting us, we also need to remember to maintain hope.  

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6 Tips for Resolving Conflicts Assertively
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6 Keys To Resolving Conflicts Assertively

Conflict is a normal part of living, but just because it is normal does not mean it is easy. There are many ways to resolve conflict, but assertiveness is often the best strategy in most situations. It is important to ask for what you need, but still be respectful to the other person.

Here are 6 tips for resolving conflicts assertively!

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Wellbeing, Wellness, & Health What’s the Difference
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Wellbeing, Wellness, & Health: What’s the Difference? 

Wellness can help frame and organize a more holistic approach to overall health and wellbeing. If we think about a broader sense of health beyond the absence of disease, focusing on wellness gives us tools for more self-awareness and insight, as well as clues to how to make changes that lead to increased happiness, satisfaction, and feeling balanced in our lives.

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4 Tips on How to Create Powerful Mantras 
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4 Tips on How to Create Powerful Mantras

A mantra is a repeated word, phrase, or sound to focus the mind and achieve emotional balance. Mantras require a set intention (like feeling at peace) and are repeated during a dedicated meditation session. Here are some examples and tips to create your mantra!

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5 Ways to Defeat the Sunday Scaries
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5 Ways to Defeat the Sunday Scaries

Sunday Scaries are a reaction to anticipatory stress, which is a type of stress that you experience when you feel worried or anxious about what may happen in the future. With all the unknowns that you are facing, it’s completely normal for your brain to go into panic mode on Sunday evening. Still, no matter how Sunday Scaries manifest for you, there are strategies that you can use to help defeat them!

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grow your emotional vocabulary
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5 Helpful Ways to Grow Your Emotional Vocabulary

Research shows that how we talk about our emotions influences how we experience them. As such, using the wrong word could minimize or exaggerate a negative feeling and then make that feeling worse. Of course, before we can recognize and label our feelings, we first need to have the right language to describe how we are feeling. If you do not have a strong emotional vocabulary, you may struggle with accurately communicating your needs and asking for help.

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What is bipolar
Bipolar
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What is Bipolar Disorder (For Students)

Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes extreme dysregulation in a person’s mood that affects their ability to function day to day. While the cause of bipolar disorder is unknown, the prevalence of bipolar disorder is higher in families with first-degree relatives diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The three key features of bipolar disorder include: mania, hypomania, and depression.  

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6 Helpful Time Management Strategies for Student Athletes
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6 Helpful Time Management Strategies for Student Athletes

As a student athlete, you likely struggle with gaining control of and managing your hectic schedule. With all of these responsibilities, it can be nearly impossible to find time to participate in the fun parts of college. If you are struggling with time management as an athlete, consider the following tips. 

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