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Adulting 101 - Survival Tips & Skills: Home

A topic guide, created in partnership with the Brockville Public Library, to help students get prepared to deal with life in their senior high school years and beyond into post-secondary years.

A plan and a system for assignments, is always helpful in post-secondary school programs!

Start planning your assignment, with this handy

Research Template!

Trade schools and Apprenticeships

adulting 101, plus baby meme that says "Adulting like a boss"

Managing stress – Self-help tips

Stress is unavoidable, so it’s a good idea to learn some coping techniques to manage it. Here are some self-help tips you can share:

Take care of yourself:

  • Get enough sleep.
  • Eat right.
  • Find time for rest and relaxation.
  • Move your body. Physical activity is a great stress-buster.
  • Move your mind. Learn relaxation techniques like mindfulness meditation or deep breathing.
  • Think right. Try to develop a positive attitude of “realistic optimism.” For example, believe that good things can happen and note good things when you see them. Also, pay attention to your own “self-talk” and see how the positive versus negative messages stack up. You can decide to increase the positive messages you send yourself.
  • Don’t be too hard on yourself because you’re not perfect – because nobody is!

Canadian Mental Health Association

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