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4 Mental Health Tips for University To Help You Go From Surviving To Thriving

College can be a whirlwind of new experiences, academic challenges, and social pressures. It's no wonder that many students feel their mental health take a toll because of feeling overwhelmed and isolated at times.

But it's important to remember that you're not alone in this journey. We've been there too, and we're here to offer some tips to help you navigate through any humps you may encounter along the way.

1. Take some time to journal

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Sometimes it's difficult for us to explain. It can be hard to put our feelings into words. Journaling provides a safe and private space to express your emotions, thoughts, and experiences without judgment. This act of self-reflection can help you gain clarity, identify patterns, and develop coping mechanisms.

2. Join a club.

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College is a great opportunity to explore new interests and connect with like-minded individuals. Joining a club or organization related to your passions can help you build a supportive community, make lasting friendships, and gain valuable skills.This will allow you to form friendships that could last a long time and, support you in your times of need.

3. Practice mindfulness.

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Sometimes we can find ourselves rushing through life, take some time everyday to meditate or practice deep breathing to center yourself. This will allow you to regulate your nervous system. In the hustle and bustle of college life, it's easy to get caught up in the stress and rush of daily activities. Taking time each day to practice mindfulness, whether through meditation or deep breathing exercises, can help you center yourself, regulate your emotions and nervous system, and enhance your overall well-being.

4. Find a creative outlet.

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Creativity makes the world go 'round! Creativity is a powerful tool for self-expression and stress relief. Next time you find yourself feeling stressed, try engaging in something creative: a dance party, painting, singing, cooking etc. Letting your creative spirit flow can help you process your emotions, gain a new perspective, and boost your mood.

Remember, college is a journey of personal growth and discovery. Embrace the ups and downs, seek support when needed, and prioritize your mental well-being. You've got this!


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