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Relax and De-Stress at TCC: Home

Finals week is stressful during any semester, let alone during a global pandemic. This guide provides resources to help you relax, de-stress, and lower anxiety before and during finals.

Relax In Times of Stress - A Digital Slideshow

This slideshow has been assembled by members of the Northeast Campus Library's Computer Learning Center Team.  All image sources are cited on slide #24.

Self-Care

Scrabble tiles spelling out the words, self care.

Taking care of yourself during times of stress and anxiety is not selfish! Now, more than ever, it's important that we are all kind to ourselves and give ourselves some grace. Plus, self-care contributes to increased resiliency, focus, and overall better emotional and mental health (Shryer, 2017).

Check out some self-care tips from Psychology Today:

  • Get some sleep - Try making sleep a part of your routine; establish a bed time and stick to it. Also, try to avoid caffeine, alcohol, and sugary drinks that interfere with getting to sleep.
  • Stay active - Build exercise into your day. Try parking in a spot far from the door when you go to the grocery store or march in place during commercials when you are watching tv. Any little bit of activity can help.
  • Just say no - Give yourself permission to say "No" when others are asking too much of your time and energy. This one is likely to take some practice. 

These are just a few examples. Check out the tabs (above) for more information on meditation, yoga, stress management, and other ways to take care of you!.

Sources

Davis, T. (2018, December 28). Self-Care: 12 Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself. Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/click-here-happiness/201812/self-care-12-ways-take-better-care-yourself

Shryer, D. (2017, Summer). Living well: done mindfully, the many elements of self-care produce a cumulative effect for success. Massage Therapy Journal, 56(2), 37-41. Retrieved from http://ezp.tccd.edu/login?url=https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A497730399/AONE?u=txshracd2560&sid=AONE&xid=7558878a

TCC Libraries Digital Display Archive

The Tarrant County College District Libraries are pleased to provide a wide assortment of digital displays and online exhibits, designed to educate, inform, entertain, and engage our entire community, and to help support the learning experience, outside of the traditional classroom environment.  To view more of these web-based displays, visit our Digital Archive page by clicking  HERE.  

Aromatherapy Recipes for Health

essential oils in a vial with two flowers

Aromatherapy can accompany any stress-relief and self-care activities. Check out the resources below!