6 Ways To Take A Mental Break: Presented by RecSports Recess

6 Ways To Take A Mental Break

RecSports knows that life under the current circumstances can be challenging so we’ve created a list of six easy activities you can do at home to take a mental R.E.C.E.S.S. from the day-to-day stress and anxiety.

R: Read a happy news story
  1. Some Good News by John Krasinski
  2. The Good Newspaper weekly newsletter
  3. The Happy News Instagram account
E: Explore a new hobby
  1. Try learning a new language with Duolingo
  2. Learn how to take better care of your houseplants
  3. Take an online course with LinkedIn Learning
  4. Take it outdoors with these tips from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
  1. Tasty’s Quarantine Cooking web series
  2. Watch professional chefs make gourmet versions of your favorite snack foods
  3. Become a better baker with Food52
  4. Discover seven easy at-home recipes from Buzzfeed
  1. Try a RecSports virtual class
  2. Join the Recreation Movement to view workouts from 60+ colleges and universities
  3. Take a short break with us and get moving with one of the 15-minute videos in our Final Stretch playlist!
S: Stay connected
  1. Sync up your favorite binge show with Netflix Party
  2. Organize a virtual game night with games like Monopoly, Settlers of Catan and Jackbox
  3. Start a journal to create new routines that can become habits and help process your thoughts and emotions
  4. Create a playlist to send to a friend
  5. Do a virtual exercise class together using Zoom
S: Send a card
  1. Open Me has some free digital e-cards you can send
  2. Make them laugh with a JibJab e-card
  3. Know someone with an upcoming birthday? Get some inspiration here

Share a picture or video of yourself using #UTRecess and tagging UT RecSports on Instagram (@texasrecsports) or Twitter (@utrecsports).

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