Every Monday while the library is closed, we're posting a soothing zen resource to help you take a break and take care of your mental health.
April 27: Have you ever wished you could study in the Gryffindor Common Room or watch the sunrise in the Shire? Search "ambient environments" or "ASMR rooms" on YouTube and find the perfect background noise to help you study, read, fall asleep, or just zone out. We love Hagrid's Hut, Sunrise at Hogwarts, and Kokiri's Greenhouse, and the Hogwarts library.
April 13: When you open the free app Stop, Breathe, & Think, a 10-second timer pops up to make you stop and breathe. Then you pick 5 words that describe how you feel: bored, frustrated, lazy, helpless, neutral, thrilled, or anything in between. Based on your answers, the app will suggest short, helpful meditations. You can even choose the voice of your meditation coach. Give it a try!
April 6: There are lots of great meditation videos on YouTube, but have you considered watching sea otters frolic as a form of meditation? What about hypnotic, drifting jellyfish? When your brain needs a break, check out Monterey Bay Aquarium's Livecams. Just relax, breathe, and stare.