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Self-Care: Defense Against the Dark Arts

Self-Care: Defense Against the Dark Arts

A lightning talk for the JrDevDays track at Microsoft Build. The goal was to encourage students to think about self-care and work/life balance in a stressful time. This was an abbreviated version of the longer talk on self-care that I've given in the past.


Nitya Narasimhan, PhD

May 06, 2019


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  4. https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/2017/state-nation.pdf

  5. https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/2018/stress-gen-z.pdf

  6. stress anxiety depression

  7. Self-care Image Credit: Unpslash/@prateekkatyal

  8. protecting one’s own well-being and happiness https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/self-care

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  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._K._Rowling

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  12. Image Credit: Death Eater Studies Legilimency The power to invade

    the mind and infect or influence it Occlumency The defense of the mind against external influence CONTROL STRATEGY
  13. Image Credit: Pinterest Boggart The power to paralyze you by

    taking on the form of your greatest fears Riddikulus The defense against something you fear by reducing it to an object of humor COPING STRATEGY
  14. Image Credit: Today Dementor The power to create feelings of

    despair or helplessness Patronus The ultimate defense, a guardian that projects your most positive feelings COMFORT STRATEGY
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  19. Image Credit: Unsplash/@nasa Approval-Seeking Behaviors

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  27. Put on your oxygen mask first … before you seek

    to help others
  28. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._K._Rowling

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