Therapy dogs are a great and furry way to beat stress at Carlow University. (Photo: Sisters of St. Joseph Baden)
The National Institutes of Health state that "stress can come from any situation or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or anxious." Stress can be both good and bad. Small amounts of stress are good because they keep you motivated. Excessive stress can be harmful physically or psychologically.
It's no secret that attending any college can be a stressful endeavor – a busy schedule to balance, exams to study for, and possibly living away from home for the first time. Remember to eat well, get enough sleep, take time to enjoy life, and don't hesitate to reach out if you need to talk to someone. Here at Carlow, we offer counseling, massage therapy, nutrition and exercise advice, assistance for those with disabilities, and even a therapy dog or two.
Frances Warde Hall, 411412.578.8731
Director of Wellness and FitnessSt. Joes Hall, 2nd level412.578.6042
The Center for Academic Achievement Frances Warde Hall, 2nd Floor412.578.6146
Disabilities Services OfficeFrances Warde Hall, 4th Floor 412.578.6257
Check out these websites to help you access stress management techniques quickly and easily:
Stress Symptoms, Signs, and Causes
Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief