Stress is inevitable. Getting sidelined by stress is something we can change. Stress resiliecy is how we bounce back from stress in our lives.
Here are 5 things you can do to build your stress resiliency.
- Know that your stress is not permanent. Stress comes in and out of our lives at different times but it doesn't always stay or look the same.
- Practice meditation. Beginning or deepening a meditation practice can help you bounce back from stress more quickly.
- Go for a walk with a friend. Moving our bodies helps our minds think clearly and doing so with a friend can be energizing and fun.
- Learn something new. Trying out a new sport or taking up a new instrument can help build your mind and help you stay positive.
Seek out resources on campus. Harvard has many resources on campus to help you with stress and resiliency.
- Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAMHS): for when the stress becomes too much for you to work through on your own
- Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC): for when academic stress becomes overwhelming, they can aid in procrastination, time management, study skills, and more
- Center for Wellness & Health Promotion (CWHP): for when you want to take a class on meditation, yoga, sleep, and more