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How To: Deal With Conflict

Conflict is something we all have to deal with, but also something that no one likes to deal with. For the most part, none of us have control over when conflict occurs or how extreme the conflict may be. What we do have control over, is how we react. If you tend to get anxious when dealing with conflict, focusing …

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How to Stop Taking Criticism Personally

Does anyone really like criticism? I don’t think so. As humans, we want to be liked, fit-in, and interact positively with others. So, naturally, when someone begins to criticize us or our work, we can take it personally. Sometimes we might overreact, get defensive, or feel the need to attack back. First off–let’s not. It’s understandable why you’d feel this …

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10 Sleep Tips To A Better Nights Rest

Sleep deprivation is something that affects many of us. That feeling of waking up in the morning refreshed and ready to go is one that a lot of people wish for. A good night’s rest is everything and then some. Many underestimate the strengths resting has on our bodies. Sleep deprivation can lead to different chronic disease such as diabetes, …

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Just Breathe

Deep breathing is one of many ways to relieve your stress and help you relax. Breathing has a lot to do with your body and how you feel both physically and mentally. You can practice these breathing exercises anywhere you are and at any time, so they are great for relieving anxiety and making you feel good. These breathing techniques …

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Make the Most of Your Mental Health Day

With more light being shed on the importance of mental health, more schools, employers, and organizations are acknowledging the need for mental health days. Different social environments can influence stress levels. For example, a student could be stressed for academic reasons. An employee could be stressed about their reports due at the end of the week. Everyone has different reasons …

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Wait…Too Much Caffeine is a Thing?

As with all things, there’s a fine line between consuming something too much. Caffeine, especially, is no stranger to this. If you’re currently in school or working full-time, I’m sure at some point or another, you’ve experienced some side effects from over-consuming caffeine. How much is too much? It’s hard to pinpoint an exact amount because everyone’s tolerance, sensitivity levels, …

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Mid-Semester Burnout?

Well, everyone, we’ve made it (halfway). But now that mid-semester is here, so is the burnout. Burnout tends to get the best of us, and most of the time, we don’t even notice burnout till it’s really affecting us. You’re not alone in this though, at one time or another, we’ve all experienced burnout to some degree. Burnout can be …

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If You Have Test Anxiety, This One’s For You

“Don’t forget, there’s an exam next Tuesday!” Great…I’ll start stressing now! Let’s pump the brakes on those kinds of thoughts. We all get a little nervous before taking tests or exams, but for some of us (me included), can get so in-our-heads about being tested on our knowledge, that we blank. Test anxiety can get the best of us and …

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In a Motivational Slump? Time to Bounce Back

You’re avoiding your email, dreading your meetings, and pushing off work till the last minute. Feeling a little burnt out? Tired? Unmotivated? It’s not that you don’t care–you just can’t make yourself do what you know you need to. We’ve all been there. Being unmotivated doesn’t mean your a lazy person or poor employee–it’s a little deeper than that. Things …

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Wellness Festivals: What They Have to Offer

Lately, I’ve been seeing a new trend come across my feed and searches. Wellness festivals? Never heard of them. From all the pictures I’ve seen, they look enticing. So, I decided to look into what a wellness festival really entails. First: What are wellness festivals? Wellness festivals are an opportunity to travel, meet new people, and get in touch with …

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