The Campus Recreational Center has group fitness classes, gym equipment, a running/walking track, swimming, intramural sports, and a wellness center with a meditation corner.
Weekly meditation sessions take place in the Campus Center and additional yoga classes are held in the Newman Center.
Need a mental getaway? UMass Amherst has a number of non-denominational indoor and outdoor spaces suitable for contemplative practices, meditation, and relaxation. .
Even if you feel powerless over the things causing you stress, you can still have control over your lifestyle, thoughts, emotions, and how you solve problems. The Learning Resource Center or your academic advisor can help you find strategies to cope with stressful coursework.
Mindfulness workshops and meditation can change how you react to stress.
Other ways to self-care for stress include:
- Make time in your schedule for exercise.
- Pause during your day to sit quietly in a peaceful spot.
- Get some help with managing anxiety. Attend a support group or drop-in stress management session at the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH).
- Download a mood or well-being app.
- Learn some sleep hacks.