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You've spent the semester staying up late studying, editing papers, skipping workouts, eating junk food or skipping meals entirely, it's time for:

The Twelve tips of winter wellness

1.  Wash your hands frequently - Keep germs at bay during cold & flu season, get a flu shot for added protection. 
2.  Avoid negative attitudes - Attitudes are contagious too.
3.  Eat healthy - But remember in moderation chocolate can be good for you.
4.  Live in the now - Worrying about the past or the future is a waste of time.
5.  Exercise - Not only is exercise good for heart & mind but working up a sweat gives you a mood boost.  Eat a piece of chocolate to ensure your mood stays that way.
6.  Stay warm - The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful.  Song lyric or words of wisdom?  You decide.
6.  Do something fun -  Go out with friends, catch a movie, go dancing or listen to music.
7.  Laugh - The best medicine.  Laughing with friends, even better.
8.  Travel - Or if you can't, make time for a mini-adventure, visit a nearby ski resort or go skating.
9.  Get plenty of rest - Ever notice how babies get cranky when tired?  Well, guess what?
10. Manage stress - Make a list, check it twice, but that's it.  Move on.
11. Do something nice or make someone smile.  Share a piece of chocolate with a librarian.
12. Read - A good book nourishes the soul.  Public libraries keep a handy list of best sellers & recommendations.  So do bookstores.  

For additional help, here are resources on law student wellness.  The "Just for fun," tab on the Law Student Wellness Research Guide includes links to funny dog and cat videos as well as books and articles on wellness.

Law Student Wellness

Put Wellness First: Law Students Reduce the Stigma of Mental Health Challenges

Enjoy your break, come back refreshed and remember, "Living well is the best revenge."  

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Submitted by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian on December 18, 2018

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