Keep Calm and Plan Ahead

Last month, over 500 students participated in the Wellness @ Maryland 7 Day Stress Less Challenge and made an impressive effort to manage the stress in their lives (they logged a collective 351 hours of stress relief!) . The program was part of a year-long Keep Calm and Stress Less Campaign by Wellness @ Maryland that aims to re-write the story of stress on campus.

Each day of the challenge, we posed questions to Terps over social media about de-stressing in each of the 6 dimensions of wellness – vocational, physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual.

This is the first installment of a blog series featuring their responses.

November is Vocational Wellness Month at Maryland, so we’re kicking off the series with a question about relieving the stress of preparing for a job after college.

Vocational wellness refers to engaging in satisfying work, both paid and un-paid, that aligns with your interest, values, and skills.

It’s not a dimension often associated with stress relief, but in fact, taking charge of your career path and planning intentionally for the work life you desire can alleviate the stress and anxiety you might feel when thinking about your future.

Vocational Wellness Ways to De-Stress

Nearly 50 Terps chimed in with their thoughts on Twitter and Facebook. Here’s what they had to say.

On Twitter:

On Facebook (click here to go to post and read on Facebook):

Now, it’s your turn! Reply to us on Twitter (below) or leave your thoughts in the comments.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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One Response to Keep Calm and Plan Ahead

  1. Cool post, I really enjoyed reading it. I will check out your site for some more content on this subject….

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