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How Have You Taken Care Of Yourself Today?

Psychological self-help can give you tools to help you deepen self-awareness and cope with everyday life in healthier ways. Whether you are working with a mental health professional or looking to improve your emotional well-being on your own, there are so many self-help strategies and techniques that you can practice outside of therapy to help you succeed! Coping strategies for difficult thoughts/emotions can be very individual; therefore, this general list of coping techniques is a great place to start helping yourself feel better and moving forward! Many people feel better when they:

  • Keep to a routine of getting up, getting dressed, going to classes, studying, etc., even if you don't feel like it. Sometimes just doing the routine can help you feel better.
  • Eat a healthy diet. Your body needs food in order for your mind to function well.
  • Sleep! Go to bed and get up at regular times. This routine can help you to regulate your sleep/wake cycle.
  • Exercise and engage in physical activity. This can help you work off stress, clear your head, and improve your mood. Start with a few minutes a day and work up to 20-30 minutes every day.
  • Avoid substances like alcohol and other drugs. While they may give you some temporary relief, they can also exacerbate and can intensify your symptoms.
  • Engage in activities that you have found enjoyable in the past, such as:
    • Taking a bath
    • Watching a movie
    • Going for a walk
    • Reading
    • Listening to Music
    • Eating your favorite food
    • Journaling
    • Meditating
    • Socialization
  • Reach out to a friend, family member, mentor or spiritual advisor.
  • Talk with your primary care provider about whether medication might be helpful.
  • Talk to a professional therapist on campus. Effective help is available!

For additional coping strategies, check out the additional self-help resource tabs, apps, and articles!

*Note: As you are working on your emotional well-being, please remember this website is not intended to replace a counselor to help you work through your concerns. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us anytime during our business hours for additional help!