Transition: Optimal Time to Focus on Personal Wellness


Exams are coming to an end this week. It is no secret that the end of semester grind is a tough one. At this time, we tend to neglect our overall wellbeing in the pursuit of pure survival…junk food (awesome), sleep deprivation (not awesome), procrastination (stress inducing) and high anxiety (exhausting and definitely not awesome).

You now have a chance to do all of the things you did when procrastinating, but GUILT FREE now! Sound easy? Nope…it is not easy for people  move smoothly into a less anxiety provoking phase. Often our mind/body is still primed for this academic battle. Take a moment to focus on your own wellness and make a plan to transition in a way that is best for you.

“The part can never be well unless the whole is well.” Plato.

Resources to Get You Started…

I have uploaded a presentation from a workshop that I frequently facilitate for students in various programs. The content focuses around “The Wheel of Wellness” which is a great way to conceptualize all the areas of your life that you need to consider when creating a balanced life.

Presentation: Wellness & Life Balance – Creating a Stress-Resistant Student Experience


Check out this Video!

TedTalk: “The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance”

Next Week…

Next week I will include a Wellness Assessment for the folks who just love taking tests 😉 Check back if you are interested!

I would love to hear your feedback, so please don’t be shy 🙂

Dr. Heather Drummond, Ed.D. (Counselling Psychology)

Counsellor, Professor & Passionate Advocate for Student Success 


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  2. This is so important for students to read and really absorb. Even a busy adult, this is all around the most important in todays society. This semester I have really tried to do things for myself (i have taken up yoga) and this has really helped me sort through my thoughts and take a step back from the hustle and bustle of a school/work day. Such great tips!


    1. Hi Cassandra! Yoga is an excellent way to focus, create a life balance and to take the time to just “be”. Great advice for other students. Thanks again, Cassandra, for taking the time to share such positive and helpful comments 🙂


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