Stress is not always bad, it can motivate you to do better.
Build your resiliency and bounce back when things don’t go your way
Articulate your problem: What specifically is causing your stress? School? Life at home? Money? Online platform? For issues with Blackboard Learn refer to Humber OLC videos
Remember to breathe: When we are stressed, we forget to breathe, take a few deep breaths and then think about the solution.
Focus on solutions: What can you do to reduce the stress? Depending on the root cause, the other workshops we offer may help you!
Ask for help: Lots of services are available on campus for different issues you may be facing:
Quick tips for better sleep
Evaluate your room
- Get rid of lights in your room- blue light (like your phone) causes you to stay awake, sleep mask
- Reduce disruptive noises, remove loud clocks, try a “white noise” machine, fans ear plugs
- Set your phone and screens to the “night” setting a few hours before bed. It reduces the blue light that keeps you awake
- Avoid using your phone before bed.
- Avoid checking your phone at night.
Running thoughts in your mind
- Keep a notepad by your bed. If you have thoughts rushing through your mind, write them down to get them out of your head and read it in the morning
- Avoid doing homework or studying in your bed, this makes you associate anxiety with your bed
Follow a regular sleep schedule
- Make small adjustments, try to sleep 15 min earlier each night
- Once you adjust your time, be consistent
- Practice a bedtime routine- e.g. breathing exercise
- When it’s time to wake up, open your curtains and let the light in- this will help you wake up
For more tips, watch our videos or look at some additional resources: