ADJUSTMENT CAN SOMETIMES = STRESS, BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE TO
Whether you are new at CSUS or are a returning student, there are many things that you have to deal with at the beginning of the school year.....getting new classes, figuring out how to "juggle" work and school, meeting new people, being away from home or being in a new living situation etc. There are lots, lots more that you could think of, I'm sure.
These periods of adjustment can sometimes cause stress. How can stress show itself you ask...there are a number of ways including, but not limited to (of course): having difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, feeling anxious, becoming irritated or angry easily, feeling lonely, or becoming physically sick...
Things you can do to make this adjustment easier are:
take time to relax
exercise, get enough sleep, and eat well
keep doing the things in your life that bring you joy (listening to music, reading...)
reach out to friends for support
take the time to learn time management skills
keep a sense of humor
There are places on campus that can help:
Academic Advising Center (LSN 1012) Ext. 8-6351
Associated Students (UU 3rd floor) Ext. 8-6784
Campus Recreation (UU) Ext. 8-6321
Career Center (LSN 2000) Ext. 8-6231
Health Education Program (SHC) Ext. 8-5422
Learning Skills Center (LSN 2200) Ext. 8-6725
Multicultural Center (LIB 1010) Ext . 8-6101
Psychological Counseling Services (SHC 203) Ext. 8-6416
Services to Students with Disabilities (LSN 1008) Ext. 8-6955
Student Health Center (SHC) Ext. 8-6461
Women's Resource Center ( LSN 3000) Ext. 8-7388
If you have further questions please list them, and they will be responded to within a week.
Come to PCS to talk with someone, or email us for additional information.