Prioritize your self-care with 7 upcoming activities

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The semester is now three weeks old and you may still be settling in and finding your place. This is a common step for most Huskers, so you’re not alone. Soon the first set of exams and projects will be here.

To prepare for this time ahead, pay attention to your self-care and personal well-being. Here are seven on-campus activities that will help you relax and refocus your energy.

Develop your identity

September 14 | 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Nebraska Union, Regency Suite

Mindfully set goals and intentions for the semester with guidance from the Women’s Center staff. While supplies last, also enjoy free plants and crafts!

  • hosted by the Women’s Center
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    Big Red Papayas

    Two chances:

    • September 15 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Union of Nebraska, Memorial Plaza
    • September 16 | 9am to 11am | Eastern Nebraska Union

    Pet a dog and de-stress! Research studies have shown that exposure to therapy dogs on college campuses reduces student stress and anxiety.

    For two hours each at the City and East campuses, students, staff and faculty can enjoy the relaxed, happy company of a variety of furry 4-legged companions from Uplifting Paws Therapy Dogs.

    Can’t attend? This is a new monthly activity at UNL, so you can expect to catch the dogs again when they return to campus in October and every month after.

  • hosted by Big Red Resilience & Wellness
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    CookWell course: Choose your products

    September 15 | 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Leisure and wellness centre, Wellness kitchen

    Learn how to create a flavorful meal using local and sustainable seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs that are easy to find at any farmers market. The recipes that the participants will prepare are the garlic dip; Margherita-style spaghetti squash; and Watermelon and Spring Greens Salad.

    The cost is $10 per person and pre-registration is required. Register online before midnight on September 12.

  • hosted by Campus Loisirs
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    Well-being pop-in

    September 16 | 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. | Nebraska East Union, Garden Room (2nd Floor)

    Find a listening ear while deliberately facilitating your own stress relief through a relaxing mindfulness activity – in this case, creating an individualized Zen garden. Peers will be there to listen and chat with you and can connect you with resources on and off campus to further your wellness journey.

    This is a free and relaxed activity. Come for a few minutes, stay for the full two hours or anything in between that suits your needs.

  • hosted by hosted by Big Red Resilience & Well-being; College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
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    basic yoga

    September 16 | 5:30 p.m. | Campus recreation center, fitness room

    Explore yoga as both an exercise and a calming practice in your life. This beginner level course will allow you to participate regularly. Yogis of all levels are welcome.

    This activity is free but places are limited. Secure your spot by pre-registering with the Mindbody app or online.

  • hosted by Campus Loisirs
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    Well-being pop-in

    September 23 | 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. | Knoll Residential Center, Room 207 B

    This is a 2nd pop-in event with a new mindfulness activity…a coloring book focused on the 10 dimensions of well-being. Find a listening ear while deliberately facilitating your own stress relief in a relaxing mindfulness activity. Peers will be there to listen and chat with you and can connect you with resources on and off campus to further your wellness journey.

    This is a free and relaxed activity. Come for a few minutes, stay for the full two hours or anything in between that suits your needs.

  • hosted by hosted by Big Red Resilience & Well-being; University Honors Program
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    Updated on September 9, 2022 at 6:40 p.m.

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