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Fighting the fatigue of finals

Dec 4, 2019

Now that you’re back from Thanksgiving break, you can see the light at the end of the semester’s tunnel.

But upon further review, you see that light is actually coming from the headlights of a train called finals week – and you’re on a collision course.

While your finals may seem daunting, know that keeping a level head will go a long way to helping you pass them. While that’s easier said than done, here are a few events around campus that’ll help relieve stress during Stress Busters Week.

A picture of assorted art supplies.
Colorful tools lead to colorful projects!Photo by Getty Images

Canvas Creations

Clear your mind with some art therapy and snacks.

Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-noon, Campus Center 305

A pair of shoes for exercise.
Lace up your sneakers for some free fitness classes!Photo by Chaz Mottinger, Indiana University

Free fitness classes

Do you have a flexible enough schedule to improve how flexible your body is? Build strength and relax your mind with three free yoga classes this week, and dance out the stress with a free Zumba class.

Yoga with Donna: Dec. 9, noon-1 p.m.

Power Yoga with Andrea: Dec. 9, 7-8 p.m., and Dec. 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Zumba with Renee: Dec. 10, 1-2 p.m.

All classes are held at Jaguar Campus Recreation in Studio O55X. You do not need a membership to join the classes, but you must fill out a waiver to participate.

SAPB Movie Night

Catch a free showing of “The Night Before” in the Campus Center Theater on Thursday, Dec. 12. Showings are at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.

A person participates in a meditation session.
Take a load off your mind with the Mindfulness Meditation session.Photo by Getty Images

Mindfulness Meditation

All this physical exercise will release the endorphins your body needs to regulate your mood, but it’s important to not neglect your mental health as well. Thankfully, you can drop in for a free session called Mindfulness Meditation every Friday from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in Suite 220 of Walker Plaza to practice various meditation exercises.

Try some of these options and you’ll not only feel better about your physical health, but you’ll be busting stress like Teddy Roosevelt busted trusts.


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