NYU students report stress more than any other factor as having an effect on their academic performance. Stress doesn't only take a toll on your academics; your physical, emotional and cognitive functions can suffer as well.

Although stress can feel overwhelming, there are many ways you can cope with and manage it. Simple activities like focused breathing, meditation and mindfulness practice are some ways to get started.

Stressbusters are here to fight stress with free 5-minute backrubs and helpful stress relief information for NYU students. Check out the Stressbusters page to learn more.

Other stress relief options and resources at NYU include The Mindfulness Project and the online Relaxation Oasis. If your stress ever feels overwhelming, please call the Wellness Exchange.