The latest Counseling Center post about managing stress
- The first year of college brings the stress of something new.
- For returning students, there could be the stress of taking more challenging classes in their major and finding the perfect internship,
- Some students are managing classes and work while being active in one of UMBC’s many campus organizations.
- Outside of college life, sources of stress can come from family and world events, such as natural disasters or the political climate.
- Right now, COVID-19 has an impact on our everyday life, as well as academics and work.
- A healthy level of stress can serve as a motivator.
- Positive stress, called eustress, can help you focus and improve your performance on activities such as tests, playing sports, or interviewing for a job.
- Difficulty concentrating
- Increased worrying
- Trouble completing assignments on time
- Not going to class
- Short temper or increased agitation
- Mindfulness is the practice of being fully aware of where you are and what you are doing.
- If you have never tried mindfulness, the best way to start is by incorporating mindfulness into your daily routine.
- Activities such as walking, eating, or breathing can be done mindfully. Here is a 7-minute mindful practice that can help you to reduce stress.
Posted: April 21, 2020, 7:32 PM