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Three exercises to combat stress

Three exercises to combat stress

Three simple exercises from our Student Coaches to help you relax in times of high stress.

 

Heart thumping, muscles tensing, shallow breathing and foggy thinking. We are probably all familiar with stress in one way or another – from acute anxiety to the kind of nagging worry you lose sleep over.

In times of high stress – such as exams or job interviews – it is important to care for your mental health and wellbeing. Here are three simple exercises from our Student Coaches that might help you clear your mind and relax!

Breathing exercise

Stress and anxiety can affect your heart rate and breathing patterns. A few minutes of deep, slow breathing can help to calm you down physically and mentally.

 

Grounding exercise

Grounding is a technique that helps keep you in the present moment. It can help reorient you to the ‘here-and-now’ when feelings of stress and anxiety start to take over.

Muscle Relaxation

Muscle tension is also associated with stress. One method to release this tension is called Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR). By relaxing our muscles we can put our body in a state that is incompatible with stress.

Swinburne Online Student Coaches are there to help with all kinds of tips to help coach you through your studies. All current students can book an appointment through the Student Portal.