Finals and Dealing with Stress
Students may feel overwhelmed and share those feelings with you.
Avoid stress tornadosKeep a resilient perspective, tackle things one day at a time. Write a list, tick off completed things, revise and don’t stop moving forward.
Take breaks and moveGet outdoors, refuel, use the gym, Wellness Center, or take a short walk to give your body the change it needs to perform at peak energy level.
Get enough sleepSleep at night and avoid sleep deprivation caused by over-work or over-play. Coffee is not a sleep substitute; it can’t overcome lack of time spent learning while awake or consolidating while asleep.
Connect with others
While the support of friends is important, it might be better to speak with someone who is not experiencing the same level of stress. The campus Success Network includes many offices for various kinds of help. The Counseling Center offers drop-in groups for managing stress as well as walk-in mental health care in a crisis.