In many cases – we wing it! It’s the truth! Without strategies, we do our best with what we know, use the same approaches that just don't work, or simply give up. Especially when trying to navigate through school, there is no clear guidance or course that teaches young academics how to handle common, unexpected, or major life pressures. Stress is inevitable, but how students cope with their troubles may significantly affect attention, motivation, and academic progression. This workshop offers a gateway to increased control over school and life stressors. Specifically, this workshop targets thinking and behavioral traps that often intensify stress. The goal is to learn preventive and responsive strategies that cultivate resiliency. By the end of this interactive workshop participants will have learned practical and adaptive problem solving strategies that will help them excel inside and outside the classroom.