While it is necessary to practice social distancing during the pandemic, it is also important to remain socially connected. What does it mean to
For college students, it is almost unavoidable to stay online. Classrooms were shifted to this set-up, and now friends hang out on social media sites.
With many goals and expectations affected by this pandemic, feeling disappointment may be common for students. Some may be feeling discouraged with their performance in their online classes. Some may be ruminating on the thought of what it would be like to return to campus, to hangout with their blockmates after classes, or to graduate on the site where they spent some of their best years in. All of these “losses” may be difficult for most students to process and to accept, as it is truly difficult to not dwell on: “What if things were different?”
At present, it may be challenging for students to focus and to remain motivated in their studies. It may even be improbable at times to
Ask yourself: Is my problem within my control? If the answer is yes, take a look at problem-focused coping strategies. 1. What do I
Mindfulness helps us catch our stressful, negative thoughts before they become too strong to manage or regulate. One exercise that we can introduce into our
Whenever we feel distressed, we have the tendency to run away or suppress our feelings to feel better. This, however, interferes with our ability to choose purposeful and values-guided actions.
The past months have not been easy for many of us. More than a year of the pandemic has brought about uncertainty and all sorts of threats to our physical, financial, and psychological security. In this “new normal,” feelings of fear, worry, frustration, and maybe even anger are completely normal as well.
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