Taking good care of your thoughts and physique doesn’t need to be exhausting work. The next are some recommendations from the consultants on the Student Care Network on assist your well being and wellness whereas additionally having enjoyable.
1. Create one thing
Do one thing hands-on, like arranging flowers, portray, stitching, constructing, candle making or gardening. Take a look at craft and maker occasions by means of your residence corridor, on Anchor Link and at the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center.
2. Go to a museum
Take a virtual tour of one of many many museums and galleries which have shared their collections on-line. Join with mates and tour collectively.
3. Attend a digital live performance
Discover a digital live performance or livestream efficiency of your favourite artist. Take a look at this active Billboard list of nationwide artists and e-ticket costs. Concert events are up to date weekly.
4. Uncover a brand new place to stroll
Use the Metro Parks Finder to find a brand new place to discover in Nashville, or benefit from the open air throughout the Vanderbilt campus.
5. Make a playlist for a way you WANT to really feel
Discover songs that show you how to really feel optimistic whereas doing homework, engaging in duties, stress-free—after which use it!
6. Breathe … deeply
Observe deep breathing or a grounding exercise and attempt to incorporate it all through your week to enhance your potential to really feel settled and targeted. Or you may be a part of a weekly digital meditation with others within the Vanderbilt neighborhood. Click here for times and Zoom information.
7. Assist others
Proof reveals that serving to others can have a optimistic influence on psychological well being and well-being. You possibly can volunteer, give blood, or donate meals and clothes. Keep in mind that it’s essential to assist others in methods which might be comfy, secure and accessible for you.
8. Take a night off every week
Choose a time to pause homework, chores or cooking and do one thing for your self, like consuming out (or ordering to-go) or watching a film.
9. Play video games with your mates
10. Store domestically
Discover the locations round Vanderbilt and Nashville (whereas safely carrying a masks and bodily distancing) to find new issues in your environment.
11. Take time to snigger
Hang around (safely and bodily distanced) with a humorous buddy, watch a comedy or try cute movies on-line. Laughter helps cut back nervousness.