Tip of the Week: Stress Management. Welcome Back!

Ready for the Fall Semester?  Ways to Cope with Stress
As the semester begins, new and current students returning to school might experience high stress levels due to changing routines such as a new class environment. Some signs of stress are an inability to maintain focus or concentration, agitation and concerns about doing well or fitting in. To help you reduce your stress and increase your motivation–take a deep breath inhaling and exhaling slowly, relax your shoulders, close your eyes for a few seconds and think about a place that makes you very happy. Exercising (being active) can also help you maintain a healthy stress level. Lifting weights at the gym, stretching exercises, cardio workouts such as pullups, dips, sit-ups, jumping jacks, pushups, and jogging can help a student be less tense and regain motivation, self-confidence, and memory which can help with exams, playing music, and sports.
Half of Us is a website devoted to college students who are experiencing stressors and emotional challenges that often come with campus life.
For information go to NOVACares website at http://www.nvcc.edu/novacares/resources.html

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