We understand this year has been a doozy for us all, but don’t give up BU Fam! It’s never been more important to fight for a healthy body and mind. Set aside time each day to prioritize YOU, get a sweat in, and work on relieving stress. Keep punching through and keep taking care of yourself. The next time you’re feeling a wave of anxiety or nervous thoughts, try out a few of these stress-busting activities and start to feel the worry melt away.

  1. Listen to your favorite song.
  2. Journal your thoughts.
  3. Savor a cup of warm decaffeinated tea.
  4. Stream a workout (like BoxUnion Digital).
  5. Pet your furry friend.
  6. Disconnect from technology.
  7. Look at old photos that make you smile.
  8. Cook something delicious.
  9. Call your best friend.
  10. Stretch for five minutes.
  11. Draw, doodle, or paint whatever comes to mind.
  12. Organize your living space.
  13. Step outside for some fresh air.
  14. Take five deep breaths (in through the nose and out through the mouth).
  15. Try a meditation app.
  16. Put on your favorite outfit.
  17. Go to bed an hour earlier than usual.
  18. Take a long shower or bath.
  19. Pick up a book you’ve been meaning to read.
  20. Play an old board game.
  21. Turn the music up and dance.
  22. Watch a TED talk.
  23. Declutter your email inbox.
  24. Collect stuff from around the house to donate.
  25. Write down 10 things you’re grateful for.