An intern for UNC Healthy Heels and a full-time student, Amponsah said regularly practicing meditation has helped him throughout the pandemic.
“I felt like a day where I practiced meditation was much more productive than a day than I didn’t,” Amponsah said. “It relieves stress for me.”
Caress Roach, the health promotion and well-being programs coordinator at Student Wellness, said it’s essential for students to utilize University resources for mental health and self-care, including Student Wellness and Counseling and Psychological Services.
Roach said it’s important for students to understand that stress is natural. She said reframing and understanding one’s stress can alleviate unrealistic expectations.
She added that with internal stressors and external stressors, good stress and bad stress, students can learn to healthily differentiate…