Health & Wellness
Expert shares 6 tips to make the extra stress work for you instead of against you.
It’s exam time and you’re feeling stressed, but that can be a good thing, according to a health-care administrator who works with post-secondary students.
Kevin Friese, assistant dean of student health and wellness at the University of Alberta, said students aren’t used to hearing that, “but it’s the truth.
“Too often today there’s a sense in society that as soon as there’s stress we’ve got to get rid of it, and there’s almost this panic,” he said.
But if we have the right skills to recognize stress, and interpret and manage it appropriately, a little stress can be a good thing, Friese explained.RELATED: How to put exam anxiety in its place
During exam season, a little stress can motivate you to study and help you focus, but if it’s not managed correctly, it can overwhelm you.
Friese shared six tips on what works...