Student Development hosts “de-stress” day

James Jaskolka, Assistant Online Editor

Student Development will be hosting a “de-stress” day between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, on the first floor of the Henry Student Center.

Kayla Cauthon, Student Development activities assistant, explained that with midterms approaching, many students are often stressed about their workload. The event, she said, is Student Development’s way of helping students take a break.

“(We’re doing) a couple small activities to help students relax and get their minds off midterms and studying just for a couple hours,” Cauthon said. “It is such an overwhelming time with studying and everything, it’s just a nice way to kind of decompress and de-stress.”

The event, Cauthon said, will feature several low-key activities that will allow students to come and go as needed, including different coloring activities and a make-your-own stress ball station.

“As silly and elementary as it sounds, (these activities) are great stress relievers,” she said. “You don’t have to think about anything (else when doing them.)”

Cauthon said the event is part of the new “SD Tuesdays” being held weekly by Student Development. In addition to de-stress day, SD has also sponsored the blood drive, yoga on the Greenway and a trip to the Bloomsburg Fair as a way to give back to the students.

“We’re trying to plan and have tons of activities, so if (students) are ever bored, they know that they can come to Student Development and we’ll have something for them,” Cauthon said. “It’s a nice way for them to see their money at work.”

Cauthon encouraged students to participate, but also offered advice on how to stay stress-free throughout the day.

“Think of your favorite place, count backwards from 10 and then go to that place,” she said. “Concentrate on your breathing…it can be beneficial.”