By Diana Ramos |Staff Writer|
Students worry about many things such as exams, homework, studying and sometimes jobs. They get to be very overwhelmed and do not know how to relieve stress in a healthy way.
Meditating 10 minutes a day can help students be less overwhelmed and stressed.
The Student Health and Psychological Counseling Center is offering outdoor meditation on campus Monday through Thursday. They offer two 10 minute sessions, one at 11:30 a.m. and the other at 12 p.m. on the Pfau Library’s front lawn.
Zenhabits.net states that, “Meditation is the art of focusing 100 percent of your attention in one area. The practice comes with a myriad of well-publicized health benefits including increased concentration, decreased anxiety and a general feeling of happiness.”
These events give you tools for health, resilience, insight, vitality and empowerment.
Some students can’t make it to the meditation sessions offered at school because they may have class during the times offered, but there are alternatives.
The Student Health and Psychological Counseling Center recommends a meditating app that can be downloaded to your cell phone called Headspace.
This app provides the same meditation techniques that are used in the on-campus meditation sessions. Each session is 10 minutes long and is done once a day.
When asked how she felt after meditating, an Upward Bound staff member said, “I feel really relaxed; I’d like to take a nap now.”
Before we began meditating many of the people there said they came to meditate because they were stressed.
Veronica from The Student Health Center said she recommends meditation to students because, “It’s a getaway from their daily routine. It makes students feel more focused and it is also a moment for them to feel better.”
Midterms are coming and papers are now due, stress levels are going to begin to rise.
Taking 10 minutes out of your day to meditate, either on campus or by using the app, could be beneficial.
This will help you become focused and will help with some of the stress you are feeling.