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Study Tips, Stress-Management & Healthy Habits to Help You Get #ExamReadyUofT

Missed our #ExamReadyUofT Facebook Live chat about study tips, stress-management and healthy habits during exam season? Watch the replay here! H&W Peer Supporter Kenzie, HealthyU Crew team member Sharly, and AS Peer Facilitator Sarah share tips for self-care, sleep, procrastination, time-management and more to help you get #ExamReadyUofT. Pssst! Highly recommend the lively Q&A session at the end with awesome tips — like how to figure out what might be on your exam...

Don't have time to watch the full video? Here are 5 key takeaways to help you get #ExamReadyUofT:

1. Prioritize Self-Care: Anything you need to do to manage your health & Wellbeing can be part of self-care — take breaks, spend time with friends, watch TV, craft, bake, play with a pet, read, take a shower, get outside. All of this helps take care of YOU.

2. Practice Self-Compassion: It's easy to compare yourself to others and get into self-critical traps during exam season. Check out two upcoming online sessions: Managing Imposter Phenomenon and Managing Your Inner Critic.

3. Manage Your Time: Know your productive hours of the day, and plan your most important work for that time, leaving easy work for less productive hours. You can also break your tasks down into smaller steps and build them into your calendar. #BabySteps

4. Connect with Friends: Socializing and connecting with others can actually boost your focus by taking your mind off the stress of exams for a while, and it can improve your mood by making you feel less alone. Chatting with a Health & Wellness Peer Supporter, helps so much, too! Book an appointment today.

5. Practice Mindfulness: Try yoga or mindfulness meditation, and try techniques like the 5-4-3-2-1 grounding activity to make you feel calmer, more present and less stressed before and even during exams. 

Upcoming Events:
NIGHT AGAINST PROCRASTINATION (Thursday, March 21 starting at 4pm):
MENTAL HEALTH FAIR: Tuesday, March 26, 12-3pm in the Sydney Smith Lobby
MANAGING IMPOSTER PHENOMENON (FOR UNDERGRADS): Wednesday, March 20, 2:30-4pm (online):
MANAGING YOUR INNER CRITIC (FOR UNDERGRADS): Thursday, March 21, 3-4pm (online):
BREATHE WELL: Tuesday, April 9, 3-4pm (online):

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