How to turn your stress into a success story? This is what the naturopathic doctor, Doris Greenwood, talked about during a workshop organized at the AUD Well-Being Center last Sunday, just before the very stressful exam week.
“Students tend to face a huge amount of stress and fear, and the thought of failing or not being able to succeed begins to stress them out,” said Dr. Greenwood. “Students need to realize that emotional intelligence is more powerful than intellectual intelligence, and once they realize that and are able to control their emotions and snap out their negative thinking, they will be able to succeed.”
“Once you acknowledge the problem and face the reality you will gain your happiness and success back,” she said.
One of the questions we should ask ourselves, according to Dr. Greenwood, is whether we are “attracting negative energy or is negative energy attracting (us)?”
She showed the audience a simple experience on how to snap out of your negative energy. She made everyone stand up and scream “I am stressed” three times. After that, the audience had to scream three times “I am successful.” Through this exercise, the audience was able to learn how to control their emotions and turn the negative energy into a more positive one.
“Whenever you feel stressed, meditate, lay on your bed, close your eyes and think of positive things, do this for 30 minutes every day and you will feel positive energy attracting you,” said Dr. Greenwood who has more than 30 years of experience as a coach in Emotional intelligence.
Here are some tips to relax through finals week:
1- Plan your week ahead of time
2- Do not think of negative things while studying
3- Meditate whenever you feel stressed
4- Do not leave homework until the last minute