November 12, 2020
The mountain of assignments seems to be taller than Mt. Everest these days. Chip away at a few readings or discussion posts everyday only to get more the next day.
It’s hard to see the top of the mountain, and sometimes it’s hard to breathe under all this pressure of deadlines, tests, and goals.
Even with years of research on stress management, sometimes it is stressful to figure out what practice works best. Physical exercise, eating healthy, time management, social support, and a dozen other methods help a lot of people.
But there is one process that has been recommended by most professionals: Mindfulness, a technique used to be aware of feelings and emotions in the present.
Lauren Geyer, a junior psychology major, has been practicing mindfulness for a couple of years. Geyer and her group of three friends come together every night at her university apartment to sit on decorative…