Spring 2022 End of Semester Self-Care Resources


With finals week and summer just around the corner, it is a great time to identify and build into your routine the things that will help you meet your goals and manage stress. As you create your end of the semester routine, make sure to include time for those healthy activities, breaks, and connecting with those relationships that help you recharge. Along with studying and assignments, make sure to also build in enough time for: sleep, physical activity, & healthy meals.

Consider visiting the Counseling Center's self-care spaces, the Oasis and Studio, for some drop-in self-care. The Oasis, open M-F 8:30am-4:30pm, offers free relaxation resources including use of massage chairs. In our Studio space, open M-F 10am-2pm, students can enjoy the benefits of artistic expression and creativity. For more information and campus resources on decreasing distress, stop by De-Stress Fest: Self Care in Bloom @Hillside Field from 12-3pm Wednesday, 4/27/22 through Friday, 4/29/22. JMU Libraries have also created a website to offer additional online De-Stress for Success resources.

There are so many resources available to support student wellness at JMU. For academic support take advantage of your professor’s office hours, available tutoring or mentoring opportunities if offered within your major, as well as support available through the Learning Centers. For study skills and time management resources, check out Learning Strategies Instruction. Visit UREC’s website to see the upcoming fitness classes and other services available. Learn more about nutritional, medical, and physical health support available through the JMU Health Center. Want to take a study break, and interested in learning more about upcoming events happening on campus, then visit the JMU Event Calendar where you can search by date and/or event type.

You can visit the Counseling Center’s self-help resource pages for more strategies to take care of yourself. And, if you’re looking for more ideas around ways to de-stress, and/or evidence-based ways to improve your mental wellness, check out TAO's online self-help courses. All JMU students and staff have free 24/7 access to TAO. Learn more about TAO, including how to sign-up using your JMU email. Wishing you all the best as you finish the semester!

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Published: Monday, April 25, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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