Keep Your Stress in Check: Tips from IUP’s Counseling Center

Posted on 4/20/2020 3:51:49 PM

Jessica Miller of IUP’s Counseling Center, a part of the Rhonda H. Luckey Center for Health and Well-Being, has supplied the following tips to let the stress go during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Maintain structure: Sleep, good nutrition, exercise.

  • Stay connected: Make plans to meet friends remotely. Participate in remote campus activities.

  • Be mindful of exposure to the news: Take a break from it. Read a book. Watch a movie. Take a walk.

  • Practice self-compassion: Show the same kindess to yourself as you would to your family and friends. It’s okay to feel bad about what you left behind.

Miller notes that we’re all in this together. Contact the Counseling Center if you want to talk. We’re happy to help: