Your Brain Needs Relief

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Nov 28, 2011 in , , | No Comments



It brought stress relief to U.S. soldiers–why not college students?

Karen Reivich, PhD, a research associate in the Positive Psychology Center and co-director of the Penn Resiliency Project, along with her staff, were contracted to develop a way to teach U.S. Army soldiers practical skills to better deal with the stresses of military service.

Below are four tips given to the soldiers, which students may incorporate into their stressful collegiate lives:

Work-Life Balance

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Mar 7, 2011 in , , , | No Comments

Is your life out of balance?

One large contributing factor is staying late at the office, which puts you at a higher risk of developing anxiety and depression (Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine).

Regina Leeds, author of One Year to an Organized Work Life, believes that people “…have a hard time wrapping up at days end–they keep trying to squeeze in one more thing.” But it’s the extra minutes, that turn into extra hours, which cut into relationships, exercise and de-stressing. Leeds suggests you decide an hour before quitting time what absolutely has to be finished that day…and what can wait until the following morning.