As we approach the end of the term, especially in winter, we can all feel the stress levels increase. In this post, I offer you a few tips to keep moving in a positive direction, despite the cold!
GET PLENTY OF SLEEP
Not getting enough sleep impairs academic performance and makes it harder to get through the day.
Research has shown that positive thinking may improve physical well-being, produce lower feelings of depression and produce lower levels of distress. The power of positive thinking is well documented and is a technique utilised by all our favourite elite athletes.
HAVE A STRESS “OUTLET"
This could be a social activity like going out or participating in sports or spending time with family.
ENGAGE IN RELAXATION TECHNIQUES
This can include things like slowly counting to ten, meditation, thinking positive thoughts, visualization or playing with a stress ball.
TALK TO SOMEONE
Sometimes just talking about what’s stressful or having someone listen to your problems can drastically reduce stress. There are many outlets here at school for this, including any of your teachers, your Dean, Rev Kelk or Mr Sheilds. Remember, asking for help is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of strength and clarity.