Stress Less Week

Arc hosts a double dose of Stress Less Week (a three day festival where we take a break and de-stress). We understand how important wellness and de-stressing is for uni students, even though life is generally too busy to enjoy it. So, we make it easy by having workshops, puppy cuddling, Zumba, healthy food workshops and yoga to give you skills to implement it in your life!

​Thanks for joining un is Stress Less Week!

We hope you were able to take a much deserved break from study to relax and rejuvenate with some of our activities! We know that stressing less isn’t an easy ask, it involves a long-term commitment to making time for ourselves and the things that help us unwind and manage our stress as well as implementing habits that help us recharge our bodies from eating good foods to getting enough sleep…maybe you got some ideas from us at Stress Less Week! In our deadline-driven lives it’s easy for stress to feel normal which makes it difficult to recognize our bodies warning signs and know how much stress is too much stress. Everyone has a different stress tolerance and will experience different symptoms of stress, but a good guide is if your symptoms are significantly interfering in your family, work or social life, have lasted for more than 2 weeks or feel out of your control then it may be worthwhile having a look through the list of support services Arc Wellness has put together to find a service that suits your needs and preferred platform of communication. Arc’s Wellness Warriors are here for you all year round popping up on campus to show you easy ways you can be putting your health and happiness first so that you can better cope with stress when it comes flying your way!

“For more information about stress management click here and if you’re looking for help or support click here.”

Feeling Stressed?

Exercise: 5 minute full body workout

Quick and Healthy recipes to fuel your body

Having trouble falling asleep?

1 minute meditation

Need a Pep Talk?

Emergency Compliment

Need a Hug?

Online mindful colouring

#Inspo Quotes on Stress 

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”  Sydney J. Harris

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” Lee Iacocca

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” William James

“Doing something that is productive is a great way to alleviate emotional stress. Get your mind doing something that is productive.” Ziggy Marley

“Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.’ Eckhart Tolle

“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.” Fred Rogers

“Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.” Robert Eliot

Stress Less Week in Semester 2  reminded you that no matter how hard life gets, you don’t have to face it alone. With FREE pancakes, workshops, goodies and even hugs, the event was jam packed with a whole lot of stressing less! Check out the photos below.

WE HAD SOME HANDY WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

How To Adult // Eating healthy on a budget with Sarah

Coogee Beach Mindfulness Workshop

Tai Chi

Zumba

Friend2Friend Mental Health Workshop

Yoga

Arc Goes To... No Lights No Lycra

Stress Less Week in semester 1 was jammed-packed with goodness from free fruit and yoga classes to chill out zones, mental health workshops and puppies! Check out the photos below and read the booklet. 

Stress Less Week

2016 S1

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How stress affects your body...

Managing Stress

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