Taming College Stress
Identify Your Stressors
- Poor grades, falling behind, intimidated by professor
- Relationship issues with friend, significant other, family
Out of Balance
- Struggle with time-management, procrastination, prioritizing
- Poor sleep and eating schedule
- family or life stress (medical, financial)
Keys to Managing Stress
- Set realistic goals, make a plan that is balanced.
- Talk to friends, family and use campus resources.
Take care of yourself:
- Exercising, sleeping and eating well will help counteract insomnia, tension and fatigue.
- Include relaxation and fun in your schedule to help keep you in balance.
- Meditation, prayer, yoga, progressive relaxation or imagery can help with anxiety and worry.
- Recognize when your thoughts are negative and replace them with positive ones.
UNC Resources to Help Reduce Stress
Campus Recreation: Check out the wide range of fitness classes, intramural sports and clubs, and outdoor recreation activities
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Walk-in Hours: M-F 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm.
Check out these links from CAPS:
Download PDF: Taming College Stress
REMEMBER: The UNC Learning Center is a great resource! Both Peer Tutoring and Academic Coaching can help you create a balanced approach to succeeding at Carolina. Our friendly staff is ready to help – drop by or make an appointment!
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