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Information about online events and resources during Reading Week, spring 2020.

Calendar of Events

MONDAY, April 27

Meditation | 12 - 12:30 PM EST
Join Tracy George, Director of the Good Life Center, for a 30-minute stretch and breathe break. All you need is something comfy to wear and a chair for a few seated yoga postures. Register at: https://schedule.yale.edu/calendar/instruction/meditation1.

Drawful Game Night | 5 - 6 PM EST
Join librarians for “Drawful,” a game similar to Pictionary and is a great way to relieve stress and connect with your classmates. Take a break from studying and recharge! Register at: https://schedule.yale.edu/calendar/instruction/Drawful

TUESDAY, April 28

Connect, Color, and De-Stress with the Arts Library | 2 - 3 PM EST
Drop-in and take some time to recharge through conversation and coloring. Register at: https://schedule.yale.edu/event/6671152 (It’s a BYOCS (bring your own coloring supplies) event.)

WEDNESDAY, April 29

Meditation | 12 - 12:30 PM EST
Join Tracy George, Director of the Good Life Center, for a 30-minute stretch and breathe break. All you need is something comfy to wear and a chair for a few seated yoga postures. Register at: https://schedule.yale.edu/calendar/instruction/meditation2.

Hansome DanVirtual Therapy Dogs (featuring Handsome Dan!) | 3 PM EST
Research shows that exposure to therapy dogs decreases stress and promotes resiliency. Join us for a virtual therapy “dog” (or cat, fish, or even a goat) session via Zoom featuring YOUR pets. Register at: https://schedule.yale.edu/event/6671711.

THURSDAY, April 30

Make a Homemade Bookmark with the Arts Library! | 3:30 - 4 PM EST

Drop-in and take some time to recharge through conversation and crafting. It’s a BYOS (bring your own supplies) event. Register at: https://schedule.yale.edu/event/6671381.

Dance Cardio | 7 - 7:30 PM EST
Relieve some stress with a 30-minute dance cardio class over Zoom! Register at: https://schedule.yale.edu/event/6672408.

 

You Got This!

Exercise, stretch, and be mindful

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Exercise every day can help us avoid feeling sluggish and over tired. But did you know that stretching and practicing mindfulness can be just as beneficial? Mindfulness can enhance your wellbeing, so why not close your eyes for a minute (or 3) and just… breathe (Chrisinger, 2020). Apps like "Headspace" can help with mindfulness. If jogging is more your thing, try one of our Reading Week playlists, which you can find on the tab "Take a Study Break."

Citation: Chrisinger, Benjamin W, and Tia Rich. “Contemplation by Design: Leveraging the "Power of the Pause" on a Large University Campus Through Built and Social Environments.” Frontiers in public health vol. 8 31. 28 Feb. 2020, doi:10.3389/fpubh.2020.00031.

Image: "View of Place Louis XV" attributed to Alexandre-Jean Noël.

Daily Playlists: Streaming audio from Yale collections