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Guide for First Gen Students

This guide is designed to help first generation college students navigate through their years of college. It offers an array of helpful resources that can address some of the academic, financial and social struggles that can arise in college.

Ways to Relieve Stress

Relaxation Techniques

HelpGuide.org offers a good selection of relaxation techniques that are very useful for relieving stress. These techniques include:

  • Deep Breathing
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • Body Scan Meditation
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Rhythmic Movement and Mindful Exercise
  • Visualization
  • Yoga and Tai Chi
  • Self Massage

Why is Stress Management Important?

According to the University of Minnesota, managing stress is important because stress can have a negative impact on a wide range of things in life such as health, relationships, and work performance.