Refuel and Recharge
Purpose: Scholars will learn about different techniques they can use to refuel and relax.
The Art of Relaxing
You just ended a difficult journey, filled with research, coursework, and exhaustive writing. Now you are about to embark on another journey, of greater difficulty and stress. You must be mentally prepared to face the academic pressures ahead.
Take a break to reflect on who you are, what you want, and what you need. Self-revelations occur through multiple means; we suggest journaling, meditation, and reading for pleasure. These are practices that will help you survive most tribulations in graduate school and life in general.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, creator of the research-backed stress-reduction program Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), explains how mindfulness lights up parts of our brains that aren’t normally activated when we’re mindlessly running on autopilot.
It seems simple, but try to implement some of the pieces the video mentions or explore the Mindful.org website.
Click the image to the right to navigate to a Mindfulness Practice Blog. You can scroll through the blog to find 3 different audio meditation guides to Conquer Anxiety and Build Resilience.
The goal of mindfulness is to wake up to the inner workings of our mental, emotional, and physical processes.
Biofeedback Relaxation Therapy at UCF
The Recreation and Wellness Center at UCF offers students biofeedback relaxation therapy at reduced rates. It is a one-on-one counselor assisted training program which educates students to implement relaxation techniques. Take advantage of it. Schedule your sessions today.
Purpose: Scholars will fill out the prompts in order to assess where they have been and where they are going in life. For assistance schedule a visit with AAP Peer Advisors.
Time: 10 minutes
Save Your Work: Complete the assignment by typing in the boxes in the PDF below and downloading the document for your records.
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