Posts Tagged ‘stress’

Self-care pays off 

Work is never ending on the Dalhousie University campus.   Midterms, papers, jobs, and extracurricular activities just keep piling up. The result is stress, burnout and agitation.  The remedy for this chaos is self-care. Self-care benefits your physical health and overall well-being. Practicing self-care gets neglected when our calendars are overbooked. We fall victims to the adage, “hard work pays off.”  It…

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Rejuvenating year off

Whether it’s money problems, too much pressure, or overall confused about what you want to do next in life, taking time off from university in order to do some soul searching, money saving or even just to take a break is an option, too. A 2004 Youth in Transition Survey conducted by Statistics Canada reported…

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“I can’t, I’m too busy”

Through my position on the Engineering Society, I am a member of many different engineering-related Facebook groups. This helps me to keep up to date on student issues, to see what students are saying, and to communicate with them about upcoming events. This morning, I woke up to a post by a student who shared…

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“I was ashamed to see anyone”

Debt is now engrained in our culture. Today’s youth will face unique stress from ruthless competition, lack of employment opportunities, tuition fees that have reached an all-time high and the often life-long experience of repaying debt. This anxiety hit me in my last year of my undergrad. At the time, I thought my anxiety would…

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