Student’s Rally to Offer Wellness Resources
• Kindness Club was pleased to invite Sarah Meyer Tapia to speak with Kehillah students •
Topic: Managing Stress Through Finals and Beyond: the Science and (Practical) Practice of Wellbeing
Click the button below to view the recording.
You are not alone, support is available.
- • Talk to a trusted adult
- • Text HOME to 741-741
- • National Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255
- • National Eating Disorder Association:1-800-931-2237
- • Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
Check out this relaxing playlist put together by Kindness Club! CLICK HERE .
Check out some of these great playlists for studying!
Set a timer & take breaks:
The brain can only withstand 20-40 mins of high focused concentration so take 5 minute breaks in between. During breaks you could go for a walk, eat a snack, connect with nature, stretch, listen to music, or relax however else you want! Try not to lose your momentum though, so do something during your break that you know you’ll be able to stop after a bit.
When prepping for exams…
Write out paper index cards
Create a quizlet
Create a concept map (connect the meanings of the words or break the topic into parts)
Write down questions (“what is ______?”)
Set the intention for the study period!
Go in with motivation to get things done and be productive.
Reduce with distractions:
Place yourself in a body position and environment that reduces distractions. Put away your phone, close the extra tabs, or move to a more-quiet room– whatever works for you. If you have distracting thoughts, confront it– identify the thought and tell yourself “I don’t need to deal with that thought right now”.
• If you need to review a unit, find some of the hardest problems (i.e. 5) and practice one per day.
• Highlight the sections that still stump you– test yourself out and identify what DON’T you know so you can focus on studying those areas. Consider working with a friend to help each other better understand the material.
• If you’ve studied before the night of, do a short high concentration review of the test for 30-40 minutes and then try calming strategies. You don’t need to prep any more (tell yourself: no, it’s finals and I’ve prepared for it and I’m gonna rock it)!
Thank you Dr. Wolf for helping with this section!
Get out a fidget or make your own (you can even use everyday things around your house to fidget with). Try freezing oranges and trying to peel them (without hurting yourself).
Going for a walk or for a run can really help.
Change up your environment.
Going outside or even to another room can help clear your mind.
Spend some intentional time with your pet.
Things to do when you’re stressed:
Doing some simple breathing exercises can really make a difference.
Meditating can be a really effective way to destress. You can check out the links on this page. Also, try using the HeadSpace website or download the HeadSpace App
Try doing some yoga to reduce stress. This yoga is perfect for beginners.
Draw or write.
Get out a journal and don’t let your pencil leave the paper. Just draw/write whatever you think of, even if it’s messy or doesn’t make sense. Let your creativity flow.