Introduction of Module
Life is filled with many stresses. Positive, joyful events can create stress just as the demanding or negative events do. Emotions like fear, sadness, and anxiety are normal as long as they do not interfere with daily activities. If these emotions last too long or cause other problems, they require attention. This module helps identify the symptoms of stress, resources available on campus for help, techniques to reduce it, and methods to create a work/life balance to manage stress in order to create personal wellness.
- Students will be able to list the symptoms of stress
- Students will be able to describe the impact of stress on physical and emotional well-being
- Students will be able to discuss techniques to reduce stress
- Students will be able to describe techniques to improve time management to help reduce stress
- Students will be able to identify techniques to improve the balance between work and leisure time.
Pre-module reflection questions
1.How stressed do you feel at the moment?
2.What aspects of your life as a graduate student impact your stress level and why?
Wellness is not just freedom from illness. Wellness means creating a happy and balanced life. Stress is a part of life and comes with life’s joys and trials. While stress cannot be eliminated, it can be managed with better time management and the creation of a work/life balance. Texas A&M University has resources available to students, faculty, and staff to help them on their journey to better health and wellness.
Post-Module Reflection Question
1. What are 3 things you learned in this unit that you can put into practice today to better manage your time and stress level?