Finals week can be a period of high stress and our bodies respond by releasing stress hormones. These hormones help keep us alert and ready to deal with what is happening or about to happen. According to the 2018 Penn State Student Health Assessment, 31% of students reported that stress affected their academic performance in the last 12 months.
The Manage Stress Workbook has stress management exercises to help you throughout finals week. The exercises include breathing exercises, mindfulness meditations, and progressive muscle relaxation. Visit the stress management website to learn more or pick up a workbook from HPW in 001P or 020 Intramural Building. We are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.