Things are a bit more challenging for students right now. These are some tips to help students boost their mental health and reduce stress and anxiety.
Being organized, managing your time, and not procrastinating can all help reduce stress and anxiety. Try understanding why it is that you are putting off a particular task, is it just undesirable? Or maybe you feel that you won’t do a good job at the task.
Understanding why can help you approach the task differently and possibly make it easier to complete!
Reward yourself! With having to manage academic stress, social relationships, and daily life, it is essential to reward yourself with something you enjoy.
Try to remain positive. If you didn’t do well on a test, use that as motivation to do better next time!
Did you know that by practicing gratitude, you can increase your positive emotions?
Recognizing the things you are grateful for in life can improve your mental wellbeing.
A simple gratitude exercise you can practice each day is to think of three good things that happened in the day.
Talking is a powerful thing. No matter how you prefer to talk with others, make the time for it.
We get so busy in the everyday tasks that we miss taking time to check in with ourselves. Sometimes just having a casual conversation with someone throughout the day can relieve some of the stress you are having.
Who knows, maybe the person you strike up a convo with will make you laugh? Or perhaps you will be the person to brighten up their day?
Do you have your go-to people to talk with? If you haven’t thought about it, you should.
Think of a few people that you feel comfortable talking with and that will be there for you!
Here’s a tip to help you calm your mind when you’re feeling anxious. It only takes a couple of minutes!
You can use this mindfulness activity at any time.
1) Get comfy.
2) Slowly breathe in for 4 seconds.
3) Hold your breath for 4 seconds.
4) Slowly exhale for 4 seconds.
5) Hold your breath for 4 seconds.
6) Repeat 4 times.
Sunday is perfect for self-care!! It’s important to take time for yourself and refresh your mind to be able to more easily take on everyday stressors.
What does your self-care routine look like?
-Getting outside 🌞🌴
-Getting organized for the week ahead 🗓
-Taking an afternoon nap 😴
-Social time with a friend (even virtually) ☕️👩🏼💻
-Watch a movie 🍿 🎥
As we start a new week, think about what things you can do to take care of your mental health.
Working/Schooling from home can be a little extra draining… mainly because we don’t know when to stop or take a much-needed break.
Here are some things that I find helpful:
-Make sure you take breaks, even if it’s just to stand up and walk away from your computer.🧍♀️
-Text or call someone to chat for a few minutes. 🗣
-Walk your dog for 10 minutes 🐶
-Walk yourself for 10 minutes (if you don’t have a dog) 😂
-Catch up on your Instagram feed 🏞
-Have a healthy snack 🍎🍊
Hi everyone! I’m Natalie Davidow, and I am a Miami, FL. based therapist. Most of my experience has been working with teens and young adults to work through life transitions, anxiety, relationship issues, and emotional and behavioral issues. My passion is to help others develop the tools and strength they need to achieve their goals and thrive in life!
I graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a master’s degree in Psychology, majoring in Mental Health Counseling.
I am incredibly passionate about the importance of mental health and helping others. I created this account to connect with the community to share tips and helpful information that I have learned. I believe it’s essential to be proactive in caring for our mental health to maintain a healthy mind.