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Tip sheets

Below are some initial tips for managing common concerns when studying at ECU. If you would like a hands on approach to managing some of your concerns register for one of our helpful workshops.

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20 Strategies to Overcome Procrastination

With competing deadlines, procrastination can become an issue. Here are some practical tips you can implement to keep on track.

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Avoiding Burnout

How to identify the warning signs, and functional methods for coping with stress and avoiding burnout.

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Feelings of depression can affect anyone at anytime. Feeling blue, sad, hopeless and pessimistic is something we all experience at times. We can all feel pressured to a point where nothing seems to give us pleasure and it becomes hard to get interested in things or to get started. These feelings are a normal part of being human.

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Journaling - The Power of the Pen

Journal writing is an effective and simple tool for getting to know yourself better and one of the most powerful ways of gaining a greater understanding of who you are, how you came to be that way and where you are heading at any one point in your life.

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Living in Shared Accommodation (Dealing with Flatmates)

Anyone who has lived in shared accommodation will agree that rules are necessary to ensure things run smoothly and just how structured the arrangements need to be will depend on the group of people living in the house.

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Relaxation and Stress Reduction Techniques (Progressive Muscle Relaxation)

Step by step instructions for the Progressive Muscle Relaxation technique.

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Sleep Tips

At certain points in our lives, our sleep will be disrupted and this will change the amount we need.

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Staying Calm During Exams

Here are some tips to help you stay calm during exams, so that you can achieve the best possible outcome.

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Surviving a Relationship Break Up

It’s inevitable you are going to feel bad after a relationship ends. Just about everyone, at some time in their lives, experiences this type of pain and loss and it is normal. Healing from a break-up means going through the dumps in most cases.

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The Benefits of Relaxation

There are many physical, biological and psychological benefits to be gained from using relaxation techniques. These benefits have been widely documented, with immediate effects including (to name just a mere few) lowered heart rate, blood pressure and cortisol levels.

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The Winter Blues

Have you ever felt you have less energy and are more tired or down in the dumps when the cold Winter months arrive? You may be surprised to know that this is actually a normal and natural response in the colder months, as the days get shorter and there is less sunlight. As such we tend to respond with a “hibernating” reaction.

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Tips for balancing life and uni

Maintaining a balance between life and study helps you to stay productive, happy and can help you sustain your health during more stressful periods at university.

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Tips for managing stress

Uni life can be stressful. Here are some tips to manage stress; the emotional, physical and psychological response to (external) demands.

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Tips for studying

Here are 12 ways to help you manage your study time and avoid unnecessary stress.

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