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De-Stress for Success: De-Stress for Success

Resources to help you relax and succeed!

How to use this guide

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.

What is De-Stress for Success?


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 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.

Join us for this semester's activities from Wednesday, December 4, through Thursday, December 12.
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat to find out when each activity goes live!

If you would like to see other mindfulness activities at the libraries, please contact to share your ideas!