Stress Management

January Newsletter

Check out our January newsletter and learn how to create goals designed for success!

January Newsletter

Finding balance amid busy college life

Being in college can be overwhelming. Finding a balance between studying, campus activities and a social life can be hard, but it is the key to achieving success. So, how do you manage your time and how do you maintain the motivation for everything you plan to achieve? Here are a few tips for you.

Set goals and priorities

Set goals

How to get the most out of meditation

Most perceive meditation as a complicated art form—but it can actually be quite simple.

There isn’t one right way to go about it—the goal is to quiet your mind in order to be present in the moment and within yourself. You can achieve this in a number of ways.

“[Meditation] can involve focusing on the breath, on bodily sensations, or on a word or phrase, known as a mantra,” according to Psychology Today.

Stress management techniques to remember

Excessive stress can make everyday activities difficult or even painful. We all know what it’s like to weigh your options as another academic year nears its end — you may really want to catch up on sleep after that last all-nighter rather than get up and go to class.

Stress can stem from many different factors, but that doesn’t mean you have to let it ruin your daily life — especially at important times. Stress management gives you an opportunity to take charge of your own thoughts, habits and schedules.

Devils in Depth: Starting the Spring Semester



So, I actually normally go to the gym five times out of the week. I haven’t been able to get back on that schedule yet, I’m still trying to fit it in with my school schedule. I feel like I’ve been adjusting pretty well back to the homework. I’m normally on a pretty consistent work schedule, so fitting in school wasn’t too difficult.

Benefits of hiking—and where to explore

There is often a sense of peace that accompanies the arrival at a mountain’s peak. Heart pumping and breathing heavy, you gaze at the view below with a feeling of accomplishment.

It turns out that there is actual scientific data to back these emotions.

The importance of creative expression

Of the thousands of thoughts the average human has per day, a staggering 95% repeat from a previous day. This monotonous cycle is largely due to unchanging routines at school and work.

Here’s why it’s crucial to treat yourself

You have probably heard about how important it is to take care of your body and eat right, but do you really take much time to treat yourself?

At some point, we all need time to relax, reflect and recharge. I’m talking about intentional isolation.

Julio’s Gym Bangers 2

What’s going on, Sun Devils? Your boy Julio is back with some more Gym Bangers. Lately I’ve been going out for runs, and I wanted to share some songs I’ve been bumping. Check out these hot tracks, and if you like them maybe you can add them to your own playlist. Enjoy!



Devils in Depth: Introspection, Part II

“Devils in Depth” is a project that gets down to earth and captures the diversity of Arizona State’s student population. We engage in conversations with students in an effort to learn more about their passions and get a feel for who they really are.

Julio Lugo is a Copy Writer at the SDFC and one of the minds behind Devils in Depth. In Part Two of the two-part series, co-author Jeremy Beren sat down with Julio and asked him his thoughts on the themes covered this semester.