Managing stress

While undertaking your higher degree by research, it is important to take care of your physical, mental and emotional health.

Consistent and elevated stress can lead to physical and emotional exhaustion. If you’re feeling burnt out, take some time to rest and recuperate. Resting leads to productivity and taking regular time out (yes, you can!) will help your research! Try relaxing activities that make you feel happy, calm and comfortable or seek support from a trusted friend.

You are encouraged to take this ten-question test as a proactive step in understanding and managing your stress levels effectively. By completing this brief assessment, you gain valuable insights into your emotional well-being and may identify areas where additional support could be beneficial.

You can book free, confidential counselling and access wellbeing resources through RMIT Wellbeing.

Keep in mind that counselling is not only for those in significant crisis or facing serious issues, but it can be beneficial for anyone.

How do you de-stress?

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Make a go-to list of things that help you feel good. What works for you?

The HDRs in the School of Media and Communication have created a list of suggestions for taking time away from research when you’re stressed out.

Are there any points on this poster that you might like to try?

Regularly update your list and keep it handy.




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