Tis’ the season

Tis’ the season

Joyce Smith

Staff Writer

 

Final exams, the holiday season, financial and family commitments, can all combine this time of year to create a stressful mess!

But, it doesn’t have to be that way, according to the experts from Mental Health American. Connecting with others, staying positive, being physically active, helping others, getting enough sleep, taking care of your spirit, and asking for help if you need it, are all strategies that can help to cut down on stress this time of year.

SC4 offers a variety of activities which you may want to consider to provide that much needed break.

SC4 Spiral Gallery in Review, located at 1219 Military Street, offers an escape for a few minutes, or a few hours, as you review art work to feed the mind and spirit. More information on the Spiral Gallery exhibit can be obtained by calling (810)989-5747.

Holiday Winds & Voices – SC4 Symphonic Band Concert may be just what the doctor ordered to help nurture your spirit this holiday season. The concert will be held in the McMorran’s theater Dec. 16, beginning at 4 p.m. For more information, or to check ticket availability, call (810)985-6166.

If something active is more your style you may want to consider watching some basketball. Both the men and women’s team will compete on Dec. 15 in the SC4 gymnasium.

SC4’s women’s team play beginning at 1 p.m. and the men’s game begins at 3 p.m.  Or, you may want to consider getting moving yourself with Wellness Wednesday exercise classes each Wednesday in Room 150 of the M-Tech Building, beginning at 5 p.m.

Regardless of what events and activities appeal to you it is important to remember that while dedication to final exams and personal commitment is admirable, it is also important to take a few moments for yourself.

After all it “tis the season” to need a break from the stressful mess of the holiday season.

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