HEADSPACE TIPS

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Man­age study stress:

Bal­ance your study plan with other im­por­tant things in your life.

Talk to em­ploy­ers about lim­it­ing shifts while study­ing.

Cre­ate a com­fort­able, well­lit study space with no dis­trac­tions.

Fill up on nu­tri­tious snacks so you don’t study hun­gry. Stay so­cially con­nected:

Re­mem­ber to ex­er­cise each day for fo­cus and en­ergy. Spend time do­ing fun things. Self-care is re­ally im­por­tant when there is a big de­mand in your life.

Plan a catch-up with a friend or get in­volved in a lo­cal group ac­tiv­ity Avoid al­co­hol and other drugs:

Al­co­hol and other drugs can in­crease feel­ings of anx­i­ety and stress and make you more tired and less fo­cused. in uni­ver­sity stu­dents than the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion.

Stud­ies done by the uni­ver­sity in 2009 and 2013 showed staff and stu­dents tended to hide their prob­lems for fear of stigma and dis­crim­i­na­tion.

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