Written by Ashley Lollar
STRESS: One of those unavoidable circumstances that send our minds racing, our bodies aching and our stomachs growling, yet people experience it every day.
College is filled with tests, quizzes, homework, projects, part-time jobs and not to mention a social life. When is there time to take a deep breath and relieve that stress? In my experience, it is difficult to squeeze in time to sit-down, relax and take a moment to calm my nerves, thus I have compiled a list of stress relievers to help you blow off some steam.
- This is honestly my favorite stress reliever. Not only is working out a way to get fit but it is also great for your mind. Whether you go for a 20 minute walk or an hour of high intensity workouts this allows your mind to take a break. When I go running, midway through the run I find my mind wandering to the melody of my favorite Pandora station.
2. Get some ZzZzzz’s
- We all know what it is like to lose sleep over a test or a final exam, but what can you do? No one wants to miss out on hanging out with friends or watching that last episode of Dexter, but it’s as simple as this: in order to focus you need a full 8 hours of sleep. Try to make it a habit of going to bed at 11 p.m. so that even if you have an 8 a.m. class you will get 8 hours of sleep.
3. Listen to Music
- Just think about how relaxing it is to just sit outside and listen to your favorite playlist. I love days that I can just let my mind go and listen to my favorite music. Next time you are feeling stressed take a break by listening to music, and you might just be surprised how much better you feel.
4. Eat Right; Eat Comfort Foods
- I know what you’re thinking; eating right takes time and energy that I don’t have! Try to eat balanced meals, or at least try to eat fruits, vegetables and protein whenever possible. This is a great way to combat colds, energize your mind and most importantly maintain excellent health.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
"It was a pleasure to burn." These memorable words begin Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury’s acclaimed story of a society in which books are forbidden and firemen are paid to burn them, along with the homes in which they are hidden.This informal presentation, given in celebration of Banned Books Week, will deal with Bradbury’s creative process for writing Fahrenheit 451 and the social issues that motivated him to write what would become a modern classic. Celebrate the freedom to read with the Georgia College Library. When: Monday, October 1, 7pm Where: University Museum Education Room
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Field and Stream By Clayton Colvin June 7 - August 22, 2012 Birmingham based artist Clayton Colvin uses his paintings as a means to explore and understand the vast array of every day experiences people deal with. His abstract and figurative style creates striking images of moments in time that are just ambiguous enough to allow the viewer to uniquely interpret each work in a way that has been shaped by their own experiences. The exhibition, titled Field and Stream, employs a range of mixed media, from acrylic to charcoal, as well as a vibrant palette of colors, to bring to life a variety of compelling and thought provoking images from the every day.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
GC LITC Celebrates National Library Week by “Giving a Hoot!” National Library Week begins on April 8, 2012 and continues through April 14, 2012. This year’s theme is “You Belong @ Your Library.” The Georgia College Library & Instructional Technology Center will celebrate National Library Week by co-hosting a question and answer session with a New York Times bestselling author and by giving away t-shirts and a finals week “survival basket.” The LITC would also like to congratulate Vanessa Whited, a mass communications major who created the winning design for the 2012 LITC t-shirt! Whited’s submission features a wide-eyed night owl, because of the “late nights studying in the LITC [that] are an inevitable part of life at Georgia College.” Whited states that the slogan “‘I give a hoot about my library,’ highlights the fact that whomever wears the design sincerely cares about the LITC and the services it provides to campus. Even if the wearer isn’t a ‘night owl’ who studies into the late hours of the night, he or she can still acknowledge that they are appreciative of the LITC, and that they truly give a hoot!” Follow GCSU LITC on Facebook and be the first to answer a library-related question correctly for a chance to win a t-shirt or a basket of goodies guaranteed to help you through long nights of studying. T-shirts will also be given away during a drawing on Wednesday, April 11th, from 12pm until 5pm, on the second floor of the LITC. Co-hosted by the Georgia College Honors Program and the Library & Instructional Technology Center, Graphic novelist Robert Venditti will be available for a question and answer session on Tuesday, April 10th from 7:30pm to 8:30pm in the Pat Peterson Museum Education Room in the Georgia College Museum located at 221 N. Clarke Street in Milledgeville.