UM - Calendar of Events
- Substance Abuse Services
- Relaxation Exercises
- Conversation Group for International Students
- International Women's Support Group
- Grief and Loss Support Group
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Symptoms of Stress
1. TENSE MUSCLES, SORE NECK, SHOULDERS, & BACK
4. BOREDOM, DEPRESSION, LISTLESSNESS
5. DRINKING TOO MUCH ALCOHOL
6. EATING TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE.
7. DIARRHEA, CRAMPS, GAS, CONSTIPATION
8. PALPITATIONS--HEART SKIP.
10. TICS, RESTLESSNESS, ITCHING
Take the Stress Test (coming soon)
How to Reduce Stress
Many stresses can be changed, eliminated, or minimized. Here are some things you can do to reduce your level of stress:
* Become aware of your own reactions to stress.
* Reinforce positive self-statements.
* Focus on your good qualities and accomplishments.
* Avoid unnecessary competition.
* Develop assertive behaviors.
* Get a hobby or two. Relax and have fun.
* Exercise regularly.
* Eat a balanced diet daily.
* Talk with friends or someone you can trust about your worries/problems.
* Learn to use your time wisely:
Evaluate how you are budgeting your time.
Plan ahead and avoid procrastination.
Make a weekly schedule and try to follow it.
* Set realistic goals.
* Set priorities.
* When studying for an exam, study in short blocks and gradually lengthen the time you spend studying. Take frequent short breaks.
* Practice relaxation techniques. For example, whenever you feel tense, slowly breathe in and out for several minutes.