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Stress Management

This semester's taken a turn for the rough and stressful these past few weeks, and we're looking Thanksgiving break in the face. Thankfully, my management professor has us each prevent in groups on a specific topic--this week, my partner and I were the ones presenting on Conflict Resolution and Stress Management. While we had a specific focus on how managers can help reduce stress in the workplace, I think that as we are running into the last couple weeks of school we can all use a fast refresher on how to manage stress.

  • Take deep breaths
  • Exercise, if you have time! Drink enough water! Get enough sleep!
  • Make a plan (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tDWAYIXm1k) so you don't stress out chaotically.
  • Talk it out. If you need someone to talk to, my friends and I have always had great luck walking into the student lounge and announcing our problems to whoever is in there. Librarians love to talk.
  • Try coloring or popping bubble wrap to calm down.
  • Watch some funny videos or find some other way to have a laugh.
  • Meditate! It's always a great idea to meditate to remove yourself from the stress and situation.

Over break, try to get ahead, and remember that if you need someone to talk to, Simmons does have counselors on staff and you should always reach out to your professors. Most of the time, they are willing to work with you to help you do well in their classes.

Still--try to take a little bit of a break over Thanksgiving and come back refreshed to tackle the last few weeks!