Stress Relief Activities


8 Ways to Relieve Stress and Improve Your Well-Being at the UM Libraries

  1. Share encouragement with fellow students on the Affirmation Wall, which is located in the Learning Commons on the first floor of Richter Library during the final exams period.
  2. Meditate or Practice Yoga in the Meditation Room in Richter Library, or check out the Libraries’ Mindfulness Resources.
  3. Pet a Therapy Dog in Richter Library at select times during the final exams period.
  4. Squeeze a Star Stress Ball, available freely from Access Services in Richter Library during the final exams period.
  5. Relax with Crayons and Coloring Sheets, available freely from Access Services in Richter Library, Weeks Music Library, and the Architecture Research Center during the final exams period.
  6. Solve a Digital Puzzle with selections available from the Smithsonian.
  7. Engage with the Counseling Center with creative activities, including bracelet making, drawing, and choosing your favorite sticker. These activities will take place on Friday, December 8th, at Richter Library first floor from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
  8. Relax and reduce anxiety by watching and listening to Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) videos from the Animal ASMR – YouTube Channel.

The UM Libraries are here to support you with opportunities and resources designed to improve your well-being and relieve stress, especially during the Final Exams period. For other resources at UM, see the Counseling Center and Student Affairs’ Well-being and Resiliency site.

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