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.
Check out this Video!
TedTalk: “The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance”
Next week I will include a Wellness Assessment for the folks who just love taking tests 😉 Check back if you are interested!
Dr. Heather Drummond, C.Psych.
Psychologist * Passionate Advocate for Flourishing * Human Muddling Through