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This April is Stress Awareness Month


As Stress Awareness Month unfolds, it’s crucial to remind ourselves of a simple yet profound truth: you are not alone. Yes, it might sound cliché, but amidst the whirlwind of exams and coursework deadlines, it's easy to forget that stress is a shared human experience. Whether it's the weight of financial burdens, academic pressure, health concerns, or relationship challenges, someone, somewhere, has traversed similar terrain. The universality of stress underscores a comforting reality: if others have persevered through their trials, so too can you.

However, it's essential to acknowledge that while stress is ubiquitous, its manifestations are deeply personal. Your experience, your response to stress, is uniquely valid. Each individual's journey through stress is shaped by a myriad of factors—life experiences, personality, support systems, which means that comparing yourself to others doesn’t help you at all. Your coping mechanisms are tailored to you, a testament to your body's innate wisdom in navigating adversity. 

In the midst of stress, it's easy to perceive it solely as a negative force. Yet, beneath its surface lies a profound message: it signifies what truly matters to you. Rather than viewing stress as a negative thing, you can see it as a signal of your values and aspirations. 

Remember, your response to stress speaks volumes about your resilience and inner strength. Each step taken, each emotion felt, signifies your capacity to confront challenges head-on. Trust in your ability to weather the storm, knowing that within you lies the power to emerge stronger and wiser. 

April can be particularly stressful for students, especially with so many deadlines and exams. Now is the time for us to take note of this, and give ourself time to relax, as well as recognise that our stress does not define us, and will pass. 

Want to find out more about how you can take care of your Wellbeing? Visit the KCLSU Wellbeing Hub for activities, events and resources to help boost your wellbeing. Don't miss our Take Time Out initiatives coming soon. And make sure you also keep an eye out for the KCLSU News Page, for lots of Wellbeing-related tips and tricks. 



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