Stress Management

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Stress can be caused by both positive and
negative external factors, such as falling in
love or taking an exam.
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Some things people commonly worry
about are:
o Having enough time or meeting deadlines
o Facing the future
o Dealing with a situation over which you have
no control
o Interacting with a person or a group of people
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Regardless of the cause of stress, how your body responds to stress is
what you feel.
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Recognize the emotional signs of being overly stressed:
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Relationship difficulties
Withdrawal
Depression and anxiety
Feeling overwhelmed or isolated
Disorganization
Inability to concentrate
There are also physical symptoms of stress, which include:
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Elevated pulse and blood pressure
Shallow breathing
Tight muscles, aches, and pains
Headaches
Difficulty sleeping
Frequent colds
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Take a quick online quiz to determine your current level of
stress
o http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stress-assessment/SR00029
o http://www.arc.sbc.edu/stressquiz.html
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If your stress level is moderate to high, don’t worry! There
are a lot of things you can do to manage and lower your
stress.
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Nutrition – Eat a varied and balanced diet, and don’t skip
meals.
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Exercise – 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity
aerobic activity (i.e., brisk walking) every week and musclestrengthening activities on 2 or more days a week
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Sleep – Aim for 7-8 hours each night.
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If you’re already getting enough sleep, exercise, and nutrition
and you still feel stressed, there are additional things to try:
o Learn about time management.
o Take time to relax. Practice deep breathing or meditation.
o Find time to do activities that you find relaxing, like yoga, reading,
listening to music, or a new hobby.
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Alcohol and drug consumption can contribute to your levels of
stress. Contact the Health and Wellness Center for more
information if you think alcohol or drugs are affecting you.
http://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/stress-management-breathing-exercises-for-relaxation
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Counseling and Psychological Services: Lawrence 241, 610-436-2301.
Individual and group services. http://www.wcupa.edu/_services/stu.cou/
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Department of Public Safety: 690 S. Church St. 610-436-3311. Crime
reporting and investigation, safe escort on campus.
http://www.wcupa.edu/dps/
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Learning Assistance Resource Center: Lawrence 223, 610-436-2535.
Tutoring, study skills and more. http://www.wcupa.edu/ussss/larc/
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Office of Judicial Affairs & Student Assistance: Sykes 238, 610-436-3511
http://www.wcupa.edu/_services/stu.jud/
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Office of Multicultural Affairs: Sykes 003, 610-436-3273. Services
promoting academic achievement and personal well being.
http://www.wcupa.edu/_SERVICES/stu.mca/default.asp
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Office of Social Equity: 13-15 University Ave. 610-436-2433. Mediation and
investigation of complaints of harassment and discrimination.
http://www.wcupa.edu/_admin/social.equity/
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Campus Recreation: Ehinger Gym Rm 133
http://www.wcupa.edu/CampusRec/default.asp
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Student Health and Wellness Services: Wayne Hall, 2nd Floor 610-4362509 http://www.wcupa.edu/_services/stu.inf/
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Twardowski Career Development Center: Lawrence 106, 610-436-2501
http://www.wcupa.edu/_SERVICES/STU.CAR/
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Women's Center: Lawrence Rm 100, 2nd floor. 610-436-2122. Resources,
support, referrals for all women's issues.
http://www.wcupa.edu/_services/stu.wce/
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Writing Center: Lawrence 214 610-436-5664. Writing assistance start to finish.
http://www.wcupa.edu/_Academics/writingcenter/
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Financial Aid Office: 25 University Ave. 610-436-2627
http://www.wcupa.edu/_SERVICES/FIN_AID/
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Scholarships: http://www.wcufoundation.org/scholarships/

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