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Stress Relief & Intellectual Wellness

Welcome! Here are some ideas to relieve stress and help you relax throughout the term, provided by the Drexel University Libraries.

Mindfulness: Techniques to Ease Your Mind

Mindfulness and meditation are great ways to stay focused during final exams. Practicing mindfulness emphasizes being "in the moment," helping you remain calm and focused when dealing with high levels of stress or anxiety. Check out these websites to get started:

Yoga & Exercise

Take advantage of websites with free subscriptions to seek the benefits of yoga, including easing stress and anxiety. All you'll need is a mat, but if you don't have one, a hard surface will suffice. These websites offer free courses and techniques to help you relax:

Breathing Exercises

Practice breathing techniques as a tool for stress relief with these apps and websites. Find inner peace with these calming breathing methods:

  • Headspace is a great meditation app, and they have created a guide specifically for coping with the COVID-19 crisis. They are also offering a free year of their premium program to those who are unemployed at this time. The app is free to download though it comes with an in-app subscription if you want a more personalized experience.
  • Calm is another meditation app that offers guided meditation sessions, video lessons on stretching and mindful movement, ambient noise and playlists designed to help you relax or focus on work, and a variety of resources to help you sleep.
  • The Mindful Movement channel on Youtube is designed to promote inner peace and a more positive mindset overall. Here, you'll find some very useful breathing exercises, mindfulness tips, and guided meditation sessions that can all be accessed for free.

Exercise: Drexel's Virtual Rec Center

For On-Demand courses, visit the Drexel Recreation Center Youtube channel or scroll down to view a list of home exercises you can do from home: