Tag Archives: destress

“Don’t Let the Smiles Melt Away with the Snow”: an Interview with Toys Koomplee ’17

toys-and-waffleIt’s finals and the beginning of three months of cold grey hell, so most of us are settling in to a period of grim, grouchy seasonal affective disorder. It’s also been a nightmarish year, and thus especially hard to find the bright side of anything. We Wesleying editors may be masters of cynicism and snark, but we still appreciate some kind-hearted positivity. Read after the jump for an interview with Toys Koomplee ’17, who might be the nicest, least jaded Wes person we (virtually) know.

Procrastination Destination: Animal Livefeeds

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Did yesterday’s therapy dogs leave you wanting more furry love? Are you more excited to go home to your dog/cat/other beloved pet than to your friends or family? Do you still feel “too stressed” to start your Government paper? If you answered yes to any of these questions, or even if you’ve simply abandoned any pretense of getting work done, look no further.

The Internet is an incredible medium for sharing ridiculous and/or adorable animal antics. I think the first thing I ever watched on YouTube was a kitten video. Perhaps even better, though, is the live feed. Live feeds are great for extended periods of procrastination. Even if the puppies you’re watching are sleeping right now, they might wake up! That panda might come back. Also, it’s just one website, so there’s none of the shame of having forty videos in your web history during your “study break.” Contact with pets relieves stress, so probably watching animals on your computer is good for your mental health, right?

WesBAM! Finals Week classes

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Fun stuff from the inspiring and fabulous Renee Dunn ’14

Finals craziness is upon us, but don’t let the stress eat away at your body, mind, and soul! During these tolling times, come unwind or invigorate, for a healthier finals experience and overall rejuvenation. De-stress with WesBAM! Show yourself some love.

FOR THE FULL SCHEDULE:

Check out the Facebook event or our website event page.

Be sure to like us on Facebook so that you receive notice about added classes or scheduling changes!

Another helpful resource is the WesBAM! Blog. Brows this page for a slew of posts on managing stress, maintaining sanity, pulling all nighters, and snacking healthy.

GOOD LUCK!

Date: December 7 – 13, 2013
Time: See schedule
Place: Fayerweather studios

Cost: FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE