May 13, 2020
How To Virtually Celebrate Graduation
Many of us, myself included, are graduating this spring. Whether it be high school or college, it is a BIG DEAL! It's easy to get really bummed about missing out on decorating your cap, the commencement ceremony, and graduation parties. We have worked so hard for this moment and it feels like we have been robbed of our moments to shine. Never fear –you can still host a super fun virtual party-social distancing style.
Decorate! Just because no one will be at... Read More
May 6, 2020
Feel-Good Foods To Reduce Stress
We all seem to be stressed more often than not these days. You may have a fool proof way of dealing with it, or you may be struggling to find a good coping mechanism. Many of us, myself included, will sometimes eat our feelings away, which may help in the moment but we may regret that pint of Ben & Jerry’s a couple hours later. However, there are foods that can make you feel good and can still reduce your stress.
Lavender, mint, chamomile, or lemongrass -... Read More
April 30, 2020
Simple Exercises You Can Do At Your Desk
Are you tired of sitting through Zoom classes and staring at your computer all day? I know I am! The beauty of virtual classes is that you often have the flexibility to move around that you don’t always get in a traditional lecture setting. Next online lecture or meeting you have, try out some of these ways to stay active!
Do squats, push-ups, or jumping jacks. Turn off your camera and aim to do 5 squats or push-ups or 15 jumping jacks every 10 minutes... Read More
April 23, 2020
UNH Health and Wellness Daily Recharge
Did you know that UNH Health and Wellness still has its Daily Recharge series? They are still held Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 1:00 pm. Just like at school, you can join Health and Wellness staff in meditation, napercize, and other activities to pause, unwind, and recharge.
This week, I participated in napercize with Dawn Zitney, one of the Mental Health Counselors/Educators. I was a little apprehensive at first, because I was not sure that these... Read More
April 20, 2020
An Unexpected Ending
If you told me four years ago that I would be finishing my college career in my living room, I would have said that’s ridiculous. But here I am, one month before I finish my senior year, having a Zoom call with my advisor about graduate school from my couch.
Now that the shock of doing school online is over, the drudgery of virtual classes is in full swing. It is so easy to be emotional about the lack of closure, leaving my friends, and the sudden adjustment to remote... Read More
April 16, 2020
Keeping Yourself Busy At Home
Now that it has been several weeks into quarantine, the excitement of working from home and having more free time has worn off. I know it certainly has for me. Thankfully, the weather is getting nicer, so there are plenty of ways to entertain yourself, both inside and out.
Try a new workout. Since all the gyms are closed, why not experiment with your exercise routine? There are plenty of at-home workouts available online, and many gyms are releasing virtual... Read More
April 14, 2020
How To Practice Sustainability During COVID-19
During this time, uncertainty and fear are the new norms and many of our regular practices have been upended. Many states, New Hampshire included, are banning reusable bags and closing farmer’s markets. For some, these are their major ways to contribute to sustainability and environmentalism efforts. Never fear, there are plenty of ways to be Earth friendly and stay safe!
Pick up litter. With the weather getting nicer and social distancing in full... Read More
April 10, 2020
Social Distancing Does Not Mean Social Isolation!
Just because we all have to stay 6 feet apart does not mean we have to socially isolate ourselves from our family and friends. Here are some ideas to stay connected with your friends, families, and others!
Video call your friends. Zoom happy hours and other themed parties are more and more popular, but a regular call will be just as fun.
Call your family. Nothing like a good, classic phone call to catch up with loved ones.
Write a letter to... Read More
April 1, 2020
How To Peacefully Coexist With Your Family
Now that we are all cooped up in our homes together, it can get pretty crowded pretty fast. This is the first time my entire family of six has lived together long-term in quite a while. We have all had to adapt and figure out how to coexist peacefully together. Being a full-time college student, I have multiple Zoom classes each day and have to find a quiet spot in my house to attend. Many of my family members need to do the same. As you can imagine,... Read More
March 10, 2020
Simplify Your Exercise Routine
Are you in a workout rut? Do you feel like you are wasting an hour and a half at the gym and still not feeling productive? You may need to take a step back and reevaluate your exercise routine. Here are 3 ways to change up your workout so you can feel your best!
Change your warm-up. If you have been spending 10 minutes on the treadmill to warm-up, switch to a shorter routine such as jumping jacks or squats. This will work different muscle groups and get your heart... Read More