April 6, 2021
Share my story?
Welcome back! Last month was the 7 year anniversary of being racially profiled. This week’s blog is sharing my story about the racism I have experienced in my hometown.
I want to start off by saying that this is my own experience. I cannot speak for any other Turkish or Middle Eastern people. I can only speak for myself. My intention in sharing is to shed light on the fact that racism exists everywhere. It’s not just where you hear about it on the news or in Facebook posts.... Read More
April 6, 2021
My Favorite Tips and Tricks
On a scale from 1-10, how tired are you right now? Be honest. Now, ask yourself why you are tired. Maybe you stayed up too late studying, or had a really hard workout at the gym this morning, or maybe you had to wake up early for your 8 am. I’m sure all of these things are real contributing factors to why you are feeling tired, but maybe it has to do with the quality of your sleep rather than the quantity of your sleep. This is because even though you spent 10... Read More
March 31, 2021
Do’s and Don’ts of Napping for College Students
With all of the late nights and early mornings that come with being a college student, taking naps throughout the day seems to be the only thing that gets us through the day (besides all that iced coffee). But how many times have you gone to take a nap and ended up sleeping too long, or woken up feeling groggy for the rest of the day, or even had trouble falling asleep later that night? If you have ever experienced any of these things, it can... Read More
March 26, 2021
How to Take Care of Your Physical and Emotional Wellness While Studying
This semester is flying by! I can’t believe we are almost halfway there. After spending 3 ½ years at UNH, I have always thought that the fall semester seems to drag and the spring semester flies by so quickly. Even though we are getting more daylight and warmer weather each day (which is so awesome), I’m sure you are starting to feel a little bit dread like myself. With the semester being almost halfway over, this means we... Read More
March 5, 2021
How One Small Change Made a Big Impact
It has been a while since I addressed chronic stress in my blogs. Since I have started at Healthy UNH, I have written blogs about managing stress during the pandemic, how stress can impact our physical health, and have even written about fun and relaxing techniques to reduce stress.
Now as we are coming up on the one year anniversary of the pandemic, I have been thinking about this “anniversary” the last few days. I have been reflecting on how I have... Read More
February 21, 2021
Prioritizing Your Wellness this Semester
Welcome back, Wildcats! We have officially made it through the longest winter break ever (literally)! As we are now in the spring semester it might be easier for some people than the fall semester. We get an extra few minutes of daylight and we have nicer weather almost every day. For those who may have just started at UNH last fall, you all have the opportunity to take on a semester feeling more established as a wildcat. And before you know it, we will... Read More
February 16, 2021
Starting the Semester Well Rested
As the spring semester is now among us, it is time to get back into the routine of things. Going from this long and cozy winter break to classes starting again always seems to be a rough transition on our sleep schedules. Between balancing new schedules and more responsibilities the shortened daylight doesn’t help either. Getting 7-9 hours of sleep every night is the current recommendation, but ensuring that these 7-9 hours are high quality is even more... Read More
February 9, 2021
Recognizing the Signs and Overcoming Burnout
As we are coming up on the one year mark of the pandemic, many are seriously feeling the emotional burnout. We are starting to let our guards down which is contributing to the spike in cases all across the country. There are even new restrictions and some shutdowns in certain areas too which only takes further toll on our emotional wellbeing. The burnout is real, but there are ways that we can take action.
If you think you may be experiencing... Read More
February 1, 2021
How to Reach Your Goals
Even though we are only three weeks into the New Year, this may be the time that you are starting to think of ditching your resolution and waiting to pick it up again in 2022. This cycle seems to happen every year as well. We pick something about ourselves that we want to change, give ourselves no direction in how to go about making that change, and then we feel guilty about not doing it and we give up. It is a constant cycle that leaves us feeling down about ourselves... Read More
January 13, 2021
The Power of Journaling
During my sophomore year here at UNH, I took a class for a major requirement called, “Stressed Out: The Science and Nature of Human Stress”. Besides learning about the actual chemistry and physiology of stress responses in the human body, we spent a lot of time learning about different stress management exercises and had time to discuss and reflect on those experiences. Of course we covered the basics; yoga, deep breathing, etc. But one day we did a journaling exercise... Read More