Stress is a normal and expected part of college but how you manage stress really matters. One way to manage the physical and psychological components of the stress response is through the practice of breathing exercises. The link below will allow you to download a deep breathing exercisee.. Listen carefully and practice as directed. If you would like more information or help with stress management, please set up a consultation appointment through the Talley Center for Counseling Services.
Another method of relaxation that you can use alone or in conjunction with the breathing exercises above is PMR, or progressive muscle relaxation. The link below will allow you to download such an exercise. Listen carefully and follow along – this segment is just over 15 minutes long.
Too Stressed to Sleep?
Quality sleep is essential to well-being, but sometimes stress and worry interfere. Try this exercise to help you relax and fall asleep.