Being open and honest with others is a great way to lift some pressure and to reduce stigma around health and other concerns.
Saying no is healthy! It allows you to take control and put your wants and needs first. There is no need to feel guilty for saying no, you're not letting anyone down but simply being strong and putting you first. Having the confidence to say no and being at peace with your decision to say no can have a positive impact on your wellbeing.
Share with others
Being open and honest with others is a great way to lift some pressure and to reduce stigma around health and other concerns. Embrace what might be initially uncomfortable to share how you are feeling with your friends and colleagues. This is something that is encouraged in the Residence Life office, even now that we're virtual, and it creates a positive and supportive environment. Knowing when your colleagues and friends are struggling and may need a little extra support is beneficial to all.