Have final exams got you stressed out? Whether you are a student or a faculty member, exams can be a drain on your mental health. Luckily, your university has plenty of resources to help you cope. Whether it is learning some new stretches to do in between reading pages and pages of text or taking a break to do some colouring, universities across the country have a variety of solutions to offer you.
Learn to identify the difference between a stressor and stress.
University of Waterloo
An online workshop that helps students identify sources of stress as well as describe some coping mechanisms. U of Waterloo also has a specific online workshop geared towards graduate students.
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
President Steven Murphy offers up his tips for dealing with exam stress. What works for him? Music.
University of Guelph
How does president Franco Vaccarino cope when he is stressed? Music, dogs, Netflix and exercise, of course!
A quick good luck message from the students behind Dal This Week.
University of Alberta
Who doesn’t love getting some puppy love? And it turns out they are linked to lowering stress levels! Fun fact: The University of Toronto, Brock and McGill University have also had dog therapy initiatives in the past.
Good luck to everyone writing final exams!