On some level, any kind of long-distance relationship can be both a challenge and a blessing. In a weird way, I’ve become closer to certain of my friends because now we have to be more mindful, invest time and effort into maintaining our relationship.
Although for a lot of us it happens to be an automatic habit, the truth is that people who hate themselves rarely succeed in a way that people with self-compassion do.
But I like to have good grades, and I always weigh the pros and cons carefully inside my head. Do I not show up to office hours and risk having a mediocre grade? Or do I suck it up, show up and potentially increase my chances of scoring an A?
Check-ups aren’t only for people who are sick, because regular visits are often about preventing diseases or medical conditions, and keeping track of your health over months or years.
There are a few mental health trainings and programs that are targeted towards the general population — you don’t have to be a professional to attend.
As you scan your body in your mind from head to toe, you pause and say thank you for the different parts of your body.
Sleep deprivation has become so common that it’s considered part of our university culture.
I hadn’t gone ice skating in over a decade, and based on previous memories, I was sure that I would hate it. To my surprise, I not only remembered how to skate, but I also found myself enjoying it.
“As months went by, the list eventually grew, to my surprise. I kept it tucked away in a desk drawer, but every few months, I would unfold it, add a few names and fold it back again.“
"The unfortunate thing about having an anxiety attack on the bus is that you have nowhere to run. My social anxiety prevented me from hyperventilating in front of everybody. Instead, I sat there — frozen like I was about to faint."
She told me I needed a “safety net”, something that would not allow me to fall through the cracks and into the hole of despair, instant noodles and IKB all nighters. I was rather annoyed at her idea of a safety net: a human.
The great thing about crisis lines is that you’re the one in control. You don’t even have to introduce yourself or give them your name. You choose how much information to disclose and can talk about anything that’s on your mind.
Although popular activities include running, swimming, indoor cycling, yoga, aerobics, working out at the gym and walking, I find that choosing an exercise program needs to be tailored to each individual depending on their needs and circumstances.
Experts agree that what you eat has a very direct and significant impact on your physiology and biochemistry.
Students at UBC, as well as other universities, experience an incredible amount of anxiety. As someone who experiences anxiety on a daily basis, I can definitely assert that too much anxiety can significantly impact your well-being and affect your life in a negative way.