1. Find a stress buster event on campus near you
Take a break from studying and join Campus Recreation, the Counseling and Wellness Center, and the Student Nursing Association for our FREE Stress Buster Program! Enjoy chair massages, blood pressure screenings, yoga classes, and stress relief handouts. There will also be free blue books, scantrons, and stress balls!
Free Massages* & Blood Pressure Screenings+
- M // APRIL 21 // 4-6PM // (COMMONS)*+
- T // APRIL 22 // 11:30-1:30 PM // (LISTER HILL)*+
- W // APRIL 23 // 11-1 PM // (COMMONS) + (no massages on this date)
Free Yoga in Studio 1 of CRCT
- M // APRIL 21 // 4-5PM (KAITLYN)
- T // APRIL 22 // 12:15PM-1PM (TERRIE)
- W // APRIL 23 // 4PM-5PM (IHSAN)
2. Take a humor break
- Check out my imaginary well-dressed toddler
- Look through the archives of Catalog Living
- Watch Between Two Ferns
- Check out these pictures of basset hounds running
3. Drink some tea – we’ve all heard that tea drinking is good for you but another benefit it provides is a chance to stop what you’re doing and take a break. Afternoon tea is a Wednesday tradition that Lister Hill Library has been doing for several years – we know it’s popular with students and it’s been great for us too! We enjoy hearing what you think about services and resources at the library so stop by, have a cup of tea (and a scone) and tell us what you think! Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30
4. Go outside – take a walk around the block or just sit outside on the green or at a table on the plaza for 15 minutes. Turn your phone off and enjoy a few moments to feel the breeze, listen to birds, and breathe.
5. Speaking of breathing, if you don’t already meditate, try spending time each day sitting quietly.
- Need convincing that it will make a difference? Read the Mayo Clinic’s article on meditation
- Need hints on how to start? Read Leo Babauta’s guide to meditation
- Want some music to listen to while you meditate? Check out this LHL Meditation playlist on Spotify
6. Make a list – If you have lots on your mind, it often helps to write down your TO DO list so you can stop worrying that you’ll forget something important. While you’re making lists, write down what you’re thankful for – it will help to keep things in perspective as you juggle a busy day.