3 Tips on How to De-Stress Throughout the Semester

As exciting as a new school year can be, it can also be very daunting to some.  I remember when my daughter would start a new year, as excited as she was, she would also get a little stressed when it came to managing her school/work/life schedule.  So, as this fall semester starts, I wanted to share 3 tips on how to de-stress throughout the semester.

  • Get Moving – There are many different ways to do this on campus.  Walking/Running around our beautiful Island, heading to the Dugan Wellness Center, or joining an intramural sports team.
  • Make Time for Fun and Relaxation –  Be sure to make time for yourself.  That can mean different things from everyone.  Meeting a friend for lunch, reading for fun or maybe just a quick mid-day nap.  Whatever it may be, just make the time to focus on you.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help – Our University Counseling Center (UCC) offers a range of different ways to support our student’s wellness and mental health.  Relaxation rooms, counseling groups, and individual counseling are just some of the services available.  You can find a full list of support HERE.

We are so excited to get this year started and we here at the Mary and Jeff Bell Library are looking forward to helping you have a successful Fall Semester on the Island!  #GoDers

Quote says, "When you're having a bad moment, bad day, bad year, you owe it to yourself to be kind, to be patient, and to be loving. Beating yourself up over mistakes of the past or present doesn't help you in any way to do better. It's an act of abuse against yourself, and it will only make you hurt more. Don't break your own soul, don't crush your heart into pieces. Be gentle. You're learning, you're growing, you'll fumble and stumble, but I know you will rise again. You're worthy of your own attention, care, and forgiveness. Take this opportunity to no longer speak hate into your life, but rather love, hope, healing, and joy." End of Quote. Quote by Unknown taken from Power of Wordz website.

Diana Gaona

Business Associate II, Office of the Dean of University Libraries