7 Ways to Destress After Midterms

Now that midterms are over, a lot of us are experiencing a big sigh of relief that that is over. As final projects and exams are beginning to be talked about by professors, it can feel like the stress doesn’t end. Here are 10 ways to destress!

1. Take a walk!

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Taking a walking can help clear your mind, get fresh air, and a chance to get some exercise! The Bike Path that runs through campus is a great opportunity to take a walk and bring a friend with you!

2. Go to the Spiritual Life office!

Have you met our Campus Chaplin Laura Biddle? She’s a great resource for help with destressing! Her office is located in the Ellison Campus Center, room 219. She can help you meditate and talk through concerns in a judgement-free zone!

3. Pick up a book to read!

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College can tend to make us not want to do more reading than we have to. But picking up a book to read for fun, even if it’s rereading Harry Potter, this can help you learn to love reading again and also give us time to ourselves.

4. Visit Counseling and Health Services!

Setting up an appointment with a counselor can help you talk about your stressed with an unbiased person. Counseling is a great way to lighten the load of your stress and to learn valuable skills to deal with it!

5. Go on a coffee date with friends!

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Being a college student can mean a very busy life for us. Make time to grab coffee with friends! This socialization can reduce your stress levels and give you an opportunity to reconnect with friends you may have lost touch with.

6. Plan out your month ahead of time!

Many times, assignments can feel like they sneak up on you! Many professors have their whole semester planned out, so at the beginning of every week, write down when assignments are due! This may seem tedious, but if you have a ten page paper due at the end of the month, you’ll feel less stressed knowing about it at the beginning of the month versus starting it the night before!

7. Visit the First Year Experience Office!

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Yes it is. But it’s still valid. FYE is an extremely helpful resource. With Student Success Coaches and Mentors, we have a team of people who are here to help you! We can give you tips and steer you in the direction you need. We can recommend you different offices you need to talk to, study and organizational tips, as well as someone just to talk to! We are located in Meier Hall 100A by Dunkin’ Donuts!

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