Stressed? De-stress.

It’s that time of year again! Can you feel it? The tension in your spine? The ache in your fingers from typing those last essays, writing those final notes, thumbing through those endless papers to find that quote you remember someone said at some point  in some book somewhere?

If you don’t feel it, that impending headache – then you’re lucky. Or you’re doing something right.

Stress is sometimes good, sometimes uncomfortable, and sometimes uncomfortable is an understatement.

For this reason, TEDx Uniersity of Glasgow Salon Team is also hosting an exam de-stress workshop on Tuesday, the 5th of December in the Obyd Orr, room 507 at 6pm. We would love to see you there! Bring your stress and leave it there.

If you can’t make our event, TEDxUNiversityofGlasgow would like to offer you four possible ways to elevate those feelings of tension.

  1. Eat properly – yes, we know everyone says to do this, but do this. It helps. And when you sit down for your meal, make sure there is time for your meal. Don’t watch videos or memorise flashcards as you eat. Enjoy the moments you have allocated to eating as time to relax, reflect, and taste your food! Use meals for the consumption of food, not social media.


  1. Get outside! Everyone knows that it’s dark in the winter. This means that when you see a spark of sun, go get it! Vitamin D helps boost immunity and mood.


  1. Go to the gym or exercise – get those endorphins pumping! Lifting weights or running is a great way to get rid of some of that stress. If worse comes to worse, you can always pretend that you’re physically running away from your exams… just remember to come back.


  1. Go talk to your friends. Chances are they are going through the same thing as you. Take a break. Let your mind rest.


Press pause to begin.


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