Thompson Rivers University

Stress: the study time killer

  Posted on: October 12, 2011

There are many reasons to reduce stress in your life, but as a student one BIG reason should be that stress prevents learning. If you want to retain all that you are studying, you need to be in the right frame of mind and body. When you’re stressed, your body switches into “fight or flight” mode. When that happens your knowledge retention goes way down. You need your body to be using “rest and digest” mode, but this only happens when you are calm.

So here are 5 tips to reduce your stress right now!

1 Take 5 deep cleansing breaths

2 Drink some tea

3 Take a 15 minute activity break (like a walk)

4 Laugh (YouTube is a great source of funny stuff)

5 Listen to music and sing along

** Note: for staff and students needing some support, there is a “Bounce Back” program starting on Oct 27**

Employees:
Thurs, Oct 27 to Thurs, Nov 24
12:30-1:30pm
IB 1023

Students:
Thurs, Oct 27 to Thurs, Nov 24
10:30 – 11:30 am
TRUSU Blue Room

A 5-week investment of your time and attention to create a tool box of effective strategies based on cognitive behavioural principles and the 5 areas approach to manage low mood, stress and anxiety. We will explore the relationship between our thoughts, emotions, body symptoms and behaviour as we live life and interact with the world around us.

* Pre-registration is necessary. Please email Chelsea at ccorsi@tru.ca to reserve your space.