Unchecked stress can keep you in a perpetual state of “fight-or-flight.”

This is exhausting, and can lead to irritability and lack of focus. Listen to your body when challenges mount. Proactively return it to a relaxed state. You’ll heal better. You’ll feel better. You’ll think better. If left unaddressed, unchecked stress can eventually lead to serious health problems.


What Being Less Stressed Feels Like

  • A calm, rested body
  • Clear, peaceful thoughts
  • An overall feeling of hope, levity and tranquility


How You Can Be Less Stressed

  • Move your body to boost mood and improve sleep.
  • Laugh more. Break out of the stress mindset by watching a funny video or doing something that makes you smile.
  • Spend time with the people you enjoy.
  • Rest. Try a breathing or stretching exercise to slow things down.
  • Reflect often. Take time to identify what’s troubling you, and ask for help.
  • Visit the Self-Care page for more resources.


UCR Resources


When you need food and don’t know what to do, we can help. We can provide emergency groceries and resources to support you in this stressful time. 



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