This is a stressful week for students at Utah State University.
It’s finals week and that means trying to balance study time with self-care time.
University officials stress the need for students to study hard and power through finals, but also take care of yourself.
The University is hosting a “Stress Bust” clinic on campus Tuesday, December 11th. It will be held at the Taggart Student Center International Lounge from 10 am – 2 pm.
There will be stations on deep breathing exercises, muscle relaxing, chair yoga as well as a chance to interact with animals.
Monique Frazier is a Staff Psychologist for Counseling and Psychological Services at Utah State. She says the clinic offers great instruction to help students destress.
“It’ll just be a nice opportunity for students to take a little break, whether it’s a half hour or hour from studying to take care of themselves.” Frazier added, “Alternating back and forth between studying hard and doing what you need to do with taking good care of yourself, I think that’s the key.”
If the stress of finals is just too much for students, Frazier says it’s important to reach out to family, friends and professionals. She is also encouraging students to use a new app that is free to download and has just been introduced at the University level.
It’s called SafeUT. The app gives free access to licensed counselors who provide 24/7 crisis intervention and emotional support.