In university, it is so easy to get caught up in all the business and noise of student life and become anxious beyond all measure. However, sometimes the solution to this is more simple than one may think.
As much as many of us may like to ignore it, we are slowly approaching the end of the semester. Assignments and papers are beginning to pile up, stress levels are ever increasing, and it is easy to become overwhelmed by everything there is to do. It is during times like this where it is crucial to value your mental well-being; we must allow our minds and bodies to find moments of rest in order for us to achieve success.
My life experience at Ambrose University has been bittersweet but much more of faith, hope, determination and interconnectedness. Pursuing post-secondary education is exciting for those who want to advance their learning, but not without many stressors. In May 2021, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and it was the most challenging and distressing time for me.
In our world, nothing is 100% stable; politics, family, school, food, sleep, etc. But that doesn't mean that you have to be unstable. How can we control our emotions instead of our emotions controlling us?
As you walk through campus this week, you will see red dresses. These dresses are hung to commemorate the lost lives of Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada that have been murdered and/or missing. The amount of active cases continues to grow and so do catching the people who have committed these crimes. The art installation is intended to spark conversation and encourage you to think about some of the untold history in Canada.
Join us for a Zoom seminar led by Jenn Betts, Registered Psychologist, on a discussion on abuse within romantic relationships. Main points covered include; how to identify abuse (with a focus on emotional abuse), how to support someone who you think is currently in an abusive relationship, and how to support those who are thinking of leaving or have left an abusive relationship.
Winter semesters hit different; we feel it. Add months of social isolation as the cherry on top and people are no doubt experiencing the effects of loneliness, you’re not the only one, promise!
“Physically Distant, but not socially distant” and phrases similar to this, have been said throughout the many months we have been in the pandemic.
In these times where it is almost impossible to hang out with friends, go out for coffee study dates, and spend time with family, it can be quite difficult to express our emotions, our thoughts, and feelings to others.
Sleep is immensely important for our bodies, and yet, it is often the first thing people give up when their lives get busy. It can be tempting to spend one more hour working when you’re on a roll, stay up late to study for a test, or pull an all-nighter or two to finish up a paper on time. However, when we sacrifice sleep, we sacrifice a lot more than just our good mood the next day.