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Election Stress and Self Care Kit
Resource information around stress with the upcoming election and more
Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety
Resources for anxiety and your mental health
Coronavirus Anxiety - Helpful Expert Tips and Resources
Resources page with helpful tips and strategies to help those struggling with anxiety.
Mindfulness - Learn what it means to be present in the moment, find ways to manage unwanted thoughts, and incorporating mindfulness practice into your daily life.
Healthy You - It can be tough to be healthy and find balance in college. Come learn wellness tips and tricks to be the best healthy you!
Stress Management 101 - Are you feeling stressed out? you out? Do you need a break? Get your "degree" in stress management for free!
Conflict and Convos - Communication does not always go smoothly. Learn how to be a better communicator even when it's a struggle.
Dare to Self Care - Take some time for yourself to address your self-care and well-being!
Be Where You Are - Managing multiple demands and associated stress.
The Book of Color and Wellness - Brief explanation of stress and a fun, simple way to cope.
How to Succeed in College - Time management and its relationship with stress management and success.
Looking Up and Watching Leaves - Take a moment to appreciate the beauty around you and enjoy your day.
Self-Care – It's Not Selfish! - Simple ways to care for yourself.
Simple Tips to Manage Stress - Understanding how stress affects us and how to manage it.
Strong Connections and Wellness - Strategies for managing stress, focusing attention and strengthening relationships.
Wellness and Managing Stress & Anxiety - The impact of stress and simple steps to managing stress and anxiety.
Wellness and Positive Psychology - Benefits of Positively and specific strategies for developing a more positive outlook.
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We understand that graduate students sometimes have significant stressors or challenges during graduate school. Graduates students may discover that the discipline that they are pursuing is not what they expected or in other ways does not feel right or they can sometime feel stuck or unproductive in the thesis or dissertation writing process. Research on stress with the graduate student population does have findings that current graduate students may experience a higher degree of distress than the general population, but also more stress than they may experience in any point in their career. Support for this process can come through individual counseling or various self help resources.
Self-Care Tips For Grad Students
You can use these self-care strategies to manage stress, prevent burnout, and feel good in grad school:
Adapted from the University of Arizona
Make sure you cover the basics: sleep, nutrition, exercise, and social time.
They may seem basic, and for many, are the first things to be pushed aside or delayed in routine. BUT, these are the basic elements of good health and well-rounded living. Burn-out is common in graduate school and one of the major reasons for leaving a graduate program. You can prevent and recover from burnout by making sure you're taking good care of these basics.
Practice positive self-talk.
Grad school is a time when you need to have your own back. Talk to yourself with encouragement and kindness. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt. And whenever you're feeling behind, inadequate, or overwhelmed, remind yourself of your strengths, what you appreciate in your life, and your ability to figure things out.
Protect space for the things that make you you.
This of it like this: one body, one you, one calendar. That means that school has to share space in your calendar with the other aspects of your life. If you're not sure what it is that makes you you, reflect on the major areas of life and what they mean to you: house and home; relationships and community; earning and spending; time and schedule; mind and spirit; school,work and service; and self-expression and growth. How well are these areas thriving? What do you need to make space for to feel more like your fullest self?
Ask for help.
During grad school, it can feel like you're supposed to know everything and keep it all together easily. And it can seem like everyone else around you is doing it. For many students, this can make the idea of asking for help scary. Whether you have a question about your work, need to delegate work or school tasks, or need support in taking care of something in your life outside of school, asking for support can help you regain bring order to chaos and prevent yourself from burning out.
Build a community of people who lift each other up.
Find your people! Surround yourself with people who get what you're doing and why you're here and offer you support through the process. Find like-minded students, identify mentors, and find your spot off-campus. And when you get together, try to reserve at least some time to talk about something other than work.