Chill Out Before You Burn Out: Top 10 Stress Relieving Tips For Students

By RBC Modified on April 20, 2017

Stress may be inevitable, but that's okay because there are ways to handle it.

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A new semester is underway, but you may still be getting back into the groove as assignments, tests and readings start to pile up. Stress may be inevitable, but that's okay because there are ways to handle it. Here are 10 tips to get you started.

MBSR:
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), is all about paying attention in the present moment and focusing on one thing at a time. Essentially, it is a practice that helps you manage stress by using a combination of mindfulness meditation, body awareness and yoga. Some therapists specialize in MBSR treatment, but you can also try the practice for yourself with apps like Stop, Breathe & Think, Headspace and Smiling Mind.

Yoga:
Yoga can be a low impact way to stay in shape and calm the mind. It’s also an accessible practice for beginners. Yoga classes can be pricey, but try looking into classes at your school or local community centre for cheaper rates. There are also lots of Youtube channels for easy at-home video tutorials.

Eat Right:
Complex carbs like those found in whole grain bread, pasta and cereal can trigger the brain to produce serotonin – a calming, feel-good brain chemical.

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