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Spring Is Here!

Spring flowers

Papers, final exams, graduation, summer jobs, externships, and bar exams are just around the corner. While these may seem like reasons for stress or panic, take a pause and consider this. 

There are flowers to smell and sunshine to absorb.

You may think you don’t have time for flowers and sunshine. You need them more now than ever. “Spending time in nature can help relieve stress and anxiety, improve your mood, and boost feelings of happiness and wellbeing.” A little time enjoying the benefits of nature, sunshine, fresh air, flowers, is time well spent.  Studies show time spent enjoying nature provides a reduction in the levels of anxiety and fatigue.

Great news, it doesn’t take much time to reap benefits – “just a few moments of green can perk up a tired brain.” A little nature improves your cognitive ability. Better yet, it is free and fun.

We’ve all been staring at computer screens too much. Zoom fatigue is real and there are tips for dealing with it. Taking breaks and moving are among those tips. What better way to move than to step outside for a few minutes?

If you are on-campus, check out the law library’s guide on Stress Management, Mindfulness and Wellness, the section on Reflective Spaces at RWU includes some images of lovely locations on campus to absorb nature. The campus has nice views and relaxing walks just right for a beautiful spring day. If you are not on campus, a walk around your block, a neighborhood park, or even just your own yard can be a pleasant and useful break.

Take a minute to enjoy the gifts spring offers.


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