Friday, November 21, 2008
National Stress Out Day
What do you get when you mix a national financial crisis, winter holidays and final exams? A heaping portion of S-T-R-E-S-S.
Active Minds, a national mental health organization on college campuses, created National Stress Out Day (Week of April 20-24, 2009). It "provides a pre-finals stress reliever and...[educates] students with information about stress management, anxiety and related disorders." Activities include a national Screamfest, recess for adults and other stress-relieving activities.
Can't wait till April? Find stress relief now...at the library.
1. Music: Listen to one of our several hundred CDs and cassettes ranging from classical music to rock (lower floor) .
2. Movies: After your last exam, get a movie or catch up on your favorite TV shows (lower floor).
3. Get organized: Fight procrastination with time management books, available online or on the shelves (upper floor).
4. Reduce road rage: Stuck in traffic? Try an audio book (lower floor).
5. Brush up on your favorite hobby, from karate to photography to holiday baking (upper floor).
6. Free your Mind: Read something frivolous and stress-free. Grab a mystery novel from the student lounge (main floor) or general collection (upper floor: PS 3500). Browse through popular magazines like Sports Illustrated or Vogue on the main floor or online. Too tired to move?Try our e-books.
Don't forget that we have extended hours during Finals week.
Photo by BrittneyBush; licensed by Creative Commons.