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The BoxOptions for Managing StressPhysical
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Suggestions, ideas, resourcesInformation (website, contact, etc.)Notes
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Move your body (dance, walk, stretch, run, jump)Forget perfection - if time doesn't allow for the optimal plan, move for as much time as you have.
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Take off your shoes and walk through some grass (or dip your feet into some friendly water) ... take a moment to feel what you feel.
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Learn the process of diaphramatic deep breathing ... Breathe!Focus on the exhale! It is a literal sigh of relief!
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Go to a free yoga or Tai Chi class on campus.https://boynton.umn.edu/yogaArrive early (class fills), see website for schedule, mat not required. Beginner level, honor limits.
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Dance party!!!A great and fun way to burn energy when you feel "amped up" or anxious.
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Induglent hot bath or shower. Epsom salts for additional relaxation.
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AlchemyAsk for student discount/deal! https://alchemy365.com/
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take a hot shower with some good smelling shampoo
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Mustache Run ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปhttp://www.moustacherun.com/run
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Friday night salsa!Loring Pasta Bar 10PM-2AM $10 cover
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FREE meditation, yoga, Tai Chi, QiGonghttps://commongroundmeditation.org/covid-19/Click on "calendar" on the COVID-19 response page.
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Floss your teeth and/or wash your face
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Light a candle. Take a moment to appreciate the warmth of its glow, the color of its flame, its crackling sound, and its scent (if it has one).
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Indulgent bath or shower
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Manicure
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Yoga with Adrienhttps://yogawithadriene.com/Also FREE videos on YouTube by Adrien
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Kick a soccer ball around with a friend
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Meditation praticehttps://www.calm.comTry out an app like Calm or HeadSpace
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Sweat it out in a gym workoutthe University gym is freeeeaffirmation guided meditations online
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take a walk/bike
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Eat healthy, fresh, and delicious foods Seward Co-op is close to campus
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Drink tea
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Sit in the steam sauna at the recwell for 10 minutes on a cold dayRecwell locker room has a steam sauna
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Go on a walk or run while listening to music
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Take a napZzzz .....
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Give yourself a hug, you deserve it!
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Go to run club!millcity.comalso tackles connection!
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Eat intentionally which means without technology, pay attention to your body and how the food makes you feel!This helps you improve your relationship with food! Research also shows it helps with satiation and also makes your food taste better.
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Have a water bottle nearby and stay hydrated
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Walk along the Mississippi "beaches" :)
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Learn how to cross country ski (St. Paul)https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/activities-events/winter-spring-activities/cross-country-skiing
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Martial Artshttps://www.comotioncenter.com/Plenty of classes in various styles from traditional martial arts to boxing
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Rock ClimbingRecWell Climbing Wall
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Talk on phone with family/friends
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Do something creative (baking, coloring, painting, cooking, etc.)
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Call someone close to you! (i.e parents, friends, cousins, etc.)
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