Last month we mentioned the promising Mindfulness in Schools Project, which engages British high school students to teach stress management strategies.
But it’s not just adolescents who can benefit. University students are often required to juggle work, school and life, and there’s a growing awareness of the importance of strategies and tools to handle stress by improving concentration and focus.
Recent Canadian research tracked undergraduate students who also had jobs and family responsibilities, and found that not only do mental attitudes affect stress levels, those with effective coping mechanisms also derived more satisfaction and fulfilment from each separate part of their lives.
“We found that while wishing for your problems to magically disappear is counterproductive, the process of taking your mind off the problems at hand actually helped people manage multiple role responsibilities and increased their satisfaction.”
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