Managing the Demands of School through Meditation

College students have a lot on their plates. Students’ have to maintain their jobs outside of school, fulfill the obligations of their personal relationships, and stay on top of the workload of each course! With these demands often conflicting with one another, the need for finding the balance between them is pressing. But how can … Continue reading Managing the Demands of School through Meditation

Student Spotlight: Three Ways I Stay Mentally Healthy

Check out this week’s Student Spotlight from Jordan Boyd. Jordan is a double major in Business and Art History. As the 16 week semester starts to gear up, Jordan shares with us how she stays mentally healthy. Three Ways I Stay Mentally Healthy School is stressful. I don’t think there’s a person alive who has … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Three Ways I Stay Mentally Healthy

Working through Test Anxiety

Tests have a way of working people up into a serious frenzy. The stakes are much higher around exam time and the pressure becomes almost palpable without the right preparation. There are a number of strategies to help you prepare yourself mentally and physically for an upcoming exam and lower the anxiety around test-taking. Here are … Continue reading Working through Test Anxiety

Motivational Minute: Maintaining Peace Amongst Chaos

We all have had those times when we go into an interaction with someone feeling positive but walk away from it feeling disturbed, bothered, frustrated, angry, drained (and many more unpleasant adjectives). Sometimes we need to remind ourselves not to let other people’s negativity rub off on us. Think about the ocean and its properties for … Continue reading Motivational Minute: Maintaining Peace Amongst Chaos

Summer Wellness Series: Emotional and Spiritual Wellness

This week we focus on spiritual and emotional wellness.  College is stressful and students can often feel overwhelmed.  Maintaining a healthy emotional and spiritual life is important to overall health.  This can include managing your stress level, staying on top of school work and knowing when to ask for help.  Exploring spirituality can include a … Continue reading Summer Wellness Series: Emotional and Spiritual Wellness

Motivational Minute: The Many Faces of Stress

Ever find yourself flipping out over the smallest things and you have no idea why? It seems like all it takes is for the wind to blow in from the wrong direction and your brain explodes?! If this sounds like you, the jury has deliberated and has found you guilty of being stressed! Whenever there … Continue reading Motivational Minute: The Many Faces of Stress

Student Life Summer Wellness Series

Looking for ways to get involved and connect with your peers while taking summer classes? Join NOVA Online Student Life for our Summer Wellness Series! You might be asking yourself, what do we mean when we say “wellness”. Wellness can be seen as any self-directed habits of well-being that attribute to your overall quality of … Continue reading Student Life Summer Wellness Series

Motivational Minute: Envisioning your Future

Picturing your goals is like super charging your ambition toward achieving them. When you have a clear, conscious mental image of what you want your life to look like in the future,  all of your conscience and, more importantly, your unconscious efforts will be directed at achieving that future. The key is to look at … Continue reading Motivational Minute: Envisioning your Future

Motivational Minute: Tackling Test Anxiety

Tests have a way of working people up into a serious frenzy. The stakes are much higher around exam time and the pressure becomes almost palpable without the right preparation. There are a number of strategies to help you prepare yourself mentally and physically for an upcoming exam and lower the anxiety around test-taking. Here are … Continue reading Motivational Minute: Tackling Test Anxiety