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Tips for Stress Reduction
8th September 2020
September is the awareness month for both self-care and suicide prevention. While you might hear many graduate students talk about their stress like it’s a badge of honor, stress can wreak havoc on both your physical and mental health.
Movies to Marathon During COVID-19 Quarantine
18th June 2020If you’ve been feeling distracted or like you haven’t been able to focus, you’re not alone. It’s not uncommon to feel a lack of focus, increased stress (especially if your job has been affected or if you’re worried about loved ones), or even depression or loneliness.
April is Stress Awareness Month!
22nd April 2019Did you know that April is Stress Awareness Month? Established in 1992, Stress Awareness Month is meant to increase general awareness about the causes and effects of stress, and how to manage stress in your everyday life.
Staying Healthy During the Winter
4th December 2018During the winter time, the days get shorter, nights are longer, and it can be frighteningly cold, depending on where you live.
Managing Stress During the Holidays
29th November 2018It’s the most wonderful time of the year…with the holidays around the corner and the end of the semester upon us, there’s a lot to look forward to – but this time of year might also come with stressors.
Gratitude as Stress Reduction
20th November 2018Thanksgiving is coming up here in the States, and it’s natural for everyone to take stock of things they’re grateful for around this time, as well as in December, when the holidays are in full swing.
Movies to Help you get into Back-to-School Mode
24th August 2018
Summer is winding down, and it’s almost time to go back to school. Whether you’re continuing your program, starting a new adventure, or even if you took a class or two over the summer, the transition back to the daily grind can be a tough one.
Thoughtful Thursday: 15 Free or Low-Cost Summer Activities to Help you Recharge
2nd August 2018It’s summertime, and while you might not be totally free of graduate school or dissertation stress, you might have a bit more free time on your hands.
Need a Break? Check out these Movies Based on Books
26th July 2018
As we’ve mentioned previously, all work and no relaxation is never a good thing. Sometimes we need to step away from the writing and research for a few hours and do something fun: go for a walk, a swim, take a nap, volunteer – anything.
Thoughtful Thursday: The Benefits of Music
19th July 2018Anyone who’s ever exercised or runs knows that music can be a big motivator. A long run can feel a lot shorter when you have the right music playing on your headphones, and even a night out dancing can fly by if there’s a great soundtrack.
Thoughtful Thursday: Aromatherapy
14th June 2018Most of us have had the experience of smelling something and having an associated, instinctual response – for instance, the smell of chocolate chip cookies reminding you of coming in from playing in the snow and sitting down to a plate of freshly baked cookies; the smell of a cooked meal similar to one your grandmother used to make, bringing you a feeling of comfort, or maybe even making you tear up a little; or even the smell of a medical facility, reminding you of an unpleasant experience.
Thoughtful Thursday: Slowing Down
7th June 2018The summertime invites a slower pace, bare feet, and lounging around, but when you’ve got a dissertation or thesis to finish, slowing down is the last thing you feel like doing! We understand that – but sometimes, even slowing down for part of each day can be beneficial to recharge your soul and “reboot” your motivation.
Thoughtful Thursday: 5 Tips for Stress Reduction
10th May 2018We’ve done a post on self-care tips, and though this one might overlap a bit, with finals and the end of the semester coming up, having plenty of tools in your toolbox to cope with stress is never a bad thing.
Thoughtful Thursday: the Importance of Connection
19th April 2018
When we’re stressed or swamped with work and on deadline, it’s natural to hole ourselves up in our house or office to try and make a dent in the pile of papers, or to meet all of the deadlines on time.