Stress can build up over time and flood our bodies with cortisol, the stress hormone, as well as change other biological functions that negatively impact us over time. Stress management activities evoke a relaxation response that helps to counteract the harmful effects of stress.
If you are experiencing stress due to academic performance, and need more support as a student, you can visit Student Success Center for more resources on coaching and improving learning abilities.
Here are some articles that can help guide you to discover what activities are most appealing and seem the most effective for you. Try a number of different activities and experiment to find what is most helpful, as we all process stress and relaxation differently.
- How Stress Affects You
- Effective Stress Relievers for Your Life
- Six relaxation techniques to reduce stress
- Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief
- Relaxation Techniques: Learn How to Manage Stress