This guide is meant to help you find resources in the library, on campus, and online to help you reduce your stress load. You can also find information on the science behind different mindfulness activities, such as meditation and yoga, and how they help lower your stress.
Do your studies stress you out? And do your stress levels affect your study habits?
We know that stress can take a toll on academic performance and overall health. Add in a short time-frame at the end of every semester when all assignments are due and the whole campus feels tense and overwhelmed. That's why every semester JMU Libraries & Educational Technologies hosts activities to help students and faculty find release during the stressful final exam season. Activities vary semester to semester, but in general can include therapy dog visits, free coloring pages, puzzles, origami, and meditation.
If you would like to see other mindfulness activities at the libraries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to share your ideas!