We get you. School can be stressful sometimes. (Okay, most of the time.)
Whether it’s a difficult subject, a difficult groupmate, a difficult teacher, or all of the above, there are times when school feels more like a mountain to conquer than a place for learning. Do you feel that way, too?
School stress happens to everyone, and each has their own way of dealing with it. Some people spend time with friends, others play sports or music. It differs! If you’re the type who likes some alone time and introspection, then meditation is one of the best ways to deal with stress.
In simple terms, meditation is a mental exercise that trains your mind to focus so you can achieve mental clarity and relieve stress. And as intimidating as it sounds, you can do it yourself! Want to try it out? Check out these online meditation classes to get you started!
Just as students have different learning styles, there is no one way to practice meditation. In this online course, you’ll be able to test out a variety of meditation techniques to know which one works best for you! Do mantras motivate you? Or do you enjoy breathing exercises? When you find the right style for you, meditation becomes easy and managing stress becomes easier.
Course duration: 10 lessons
Instructor: Jevan Pradas, best-selling author of “The Awakened Ape”
Let’s be honest. When school requirements start to pile up (Hello, finals week!) it’s hard to keep calm and organize your thoughts without worrying if you’re going to make the 11:59 PM deadline. We feel you!
This online course challenges you to hit pause and clear your mind through self-reflection. Through academic research and personal evaluation, you might just realize that achieving your goals (In this case, your studies) is actually simple if only you start decluttering your mind.
Course duration: 6 lessons
Instructor: Duck-Joo Lee, Aerospace Engineering professor at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
You can’t always be happy, and that’s okay. But wouldn’t it be exciting to learn the science behind positive emotions? That’s what Positive Psychology is all about! In a nutshell, the study emphasizes the strength of positive human thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, instead of the weaknesses, so you can thrive in life.
Dealing with stress includes finding out what lifts up your mood even in difficult situations. Do you have a comfort food that can instantly brighten up your day? Do you reward yourself after a tough week at school? Through this online class, you’ll learn the basics of positive psychology as well as best practices (and things to avoid) so you can apply the principles in your life stat.
P.S. The class will teach you a lab-tested meditation technique. You don’t want to miss it!
Course duration: 6 lessons
Instructor: Dr. Barbara L. Fredrickson, Psychology professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Have you ever felt stuck creatively? Say you can’t write your research paper or can’t start your art project, and it stresses you out. It happens, and meditation can help! Meditation doesn’t only help you regain your focus, but it also helps renew your mind to bring out the creativity in you.
In this online class, you’ll learn how a shift in perspective can unlock your creative mindset through self-reflection and fun hands-on exercises. Who knows, you might just come up with a creative idea that can blow people’s minds!
Course duration: 5 lessons
Instructor: Tatiana Ambrose, a creative instructor and Youtuber at The Creative Lifestyle
By now, you’re probably convinced that meditation can help relieve your stress. Great! But you just can’t find the time to do it in your tight schedule. (And all the busy people say amen!)
Don’t worry. This online class is made just for you! Learn 12 five-minute mindfulness meditation techniques you can meditate on the go. Whether you’re sitting, standing, walking, or rushing to your next class, you can practice meditation in 5 minutes or less. Take your pick!
Course duration: 27 lessons
Instructor: Joseph Drumheller, three-time award-winning author of “Amber’s Seeing Heart”
Interested in any of the online courses? Do yourself a favor and enroll in these online meditation classes today. If you’re hesitant to take another ‘class’ to take a break from class, don’t worry. These online classes are created for wherever, whenever you have the headspace for it. No pressure!
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