Life 101 Tips

Anxiety and depression: an epidemic among college students

May is the Mental Health Awareness Month I asked my dear friend, Kristi Hugstad, the author of Beneath the Surface, to write a blog for us to honor this month. The UCI Counseling Center will be hosting two events this month: 1) viewing of “The S Word” documentary on May 14 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM [...]

Anxiety and depression: an epidemic among college students2019-05-13T16:32:49-07:00

Why Do You Procrastinate? And Tips on How to Combat Procrastination.

Did you know 80-95% of college students procrastinate on academic work? Are you included in this statistic? If yes, continue reading…If no, continue reading so you can help your fellow procrastinator friends. A 2007 meta-analysis by the University of Calgary psychologist Piers Steel, PhD, reports that 80 percent to 95 percent of college students procrastinate [...]

Why Do You Procrastinate? And Tips on How to Combat Procrastination.2019-04-12T10:13:54-07:00

Financial Tips for College Students: 6 Fool Proof Ways to Save Money!

As an undergraduate student, budgeting should be one of your most important tasks. With a low job experience level, time dedicated toward studies, and responsibilities for extra-curricular activities, having a consistent and satisfying income stream is hard to attain. Not to mention, saving and investing money in your young adulthood is critical in maintaining financial [...]

Financial Tips for College Students: 6 Fool Proof Ways to Save Money!2019-02-26T09:44:08-07:00

Time Management Tips: Use a calendar.

Classes, exams, study groups, extracurricular activities, work, etc. when combined with poor time management all lead to academic stress. I am not going to tell you that you need to have a stress-free life. Academic life comes with stress, but I am hoping to help you alleviate some of that stress by a simple time management [...]

Time Management Tips: Use a calendar.2019-01-22T17:07:15-07:00

Please Sleep More!!

I am sorry, but I cannot help but talking about why you need to sleep more. Sleep deprivation is a huge problem among college students, and this fact should not be taken lightly. Various studies have shown that a continued lack of sleep leads to an increased likelihood for memory loss, and higher risk for [...]

Please Sleep More!!2019-01-22T16:56:33-07:00

How about a December Resolution? | Developing a good habit or breaking a bad habit?

The holiday season is a great time of the year to relax, recharge or catch up with things that have piled up on our “to do lists”. But the holidays also gives us the opportunity to develop a good habit or break a bad habit. Every year, I teach two courses during the winter quarter; [...]

How about a December Resolution? | Developing a good habit or breaking a bad habit?2018-12-21T08:35:40-07:00

Want to do great on your finals? Sleep!!!

Here is a scientifically proven recommendation to help you do better on your final exams: According to Dr. Matthew Walker, the director of Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab at Berkeley, sleep can improve learning and memory. He came up with this conclusion after conducting scientific studies for a couple of decades. Since I know you are [...]

Want to do great on your finals? Sleep!!!2018-12-10T11:30:09-07:00

Deep Breathing to Relax

Did you take any deep breaths today? If you normally do not take deep breaths during the day, what if you knew that there is strong scientific evidence for the benefits of mindful deep breathing? Deep breathing it not only a great stress-relief remedy that has stood the test of time but we now have [...]

Deep Breathing to Relax2018-10-29T12:25:49-07:00

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