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Quiz: Which relaxation technique should you try?

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JULY 15, 2021

Even though it’s summer, it’s not easy for students to unwind. Many of us are taking summer classes, completing internships and participating in extracurricular activities, which makes it harder for us to sit down and relax. If you are in this boat and wondering what you can do to feel calmer and less anxious, take our quiz to get some suggestions!

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  1. What is your favorite type of tea?
    1. Green tea – I try to be a paragon of health and fitness.
    2. Chai tea, especially with a bit of ginger!
    3. I’m loyal to coffee and coffee only.
    4. There’s nothing more relaxing than a cup of chamomile tea!
  2. What does your work-life balance look like?
    1. I have managed to achieve a perfect balance between work and other areas of my life.
    2. Work is my entire life.
    3. I try to squeeze in some time for work between partying with friends and binging Netflix.
    4. The college triangle allowed me to choose only two options – so I picked grades and sleep.
  3. What is your favorite snack to eat when you’re watching a movie?
    1. Popcorn is the perfect snack! It’s delicious and you can eat it without being too loud.
    2. I’m too engrossed in the movie to care about snacking.
    3. You can’t go wrong with chips and salsa.
    4. I like anything sweet – gummy bears, cookies, chocolate – you name it!
  4. Where would you rather be at this very moment?
    1. Vacationing in Hawaii.
    2. In Doe Library, preparing for the classes I’ll be taking next semester.
    3. In my bed, wrapped in a warm quilt.
    4. In the first-class seat of an airplane – I don’t care where it’s going.
  5. Imagine your ideal vacation. Who are you with?
    1. My best friends.
    2. My entire family.
    3. My significant other.
    4. No one – I prefer traveling alone.
  6. What’s your favorite candle scent?
    1. Warm vanilla or anything sweet.
    2. Something Christmasy — evergreen or gingerbread.
    3. I love a calm lavender.
    4. Clean laundry scents make me feel centered.
  7.   
    1. Autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR videos: If you’ve been on YouTube any time in the past few years, you’ve probably seen a recommendation for an ASMR video. ASMR is basically a tingling sensation that makes you feel relaxed. All you have to do to experience it is lie down, put on your headphones and start playing an ASMR video of your choice!
    2. Aromatherapy: Aromatherapy involves using aromatic compounds to feel relaxed. You can do aromatherapy in different ways – you can light a scented candle, massage aromatic essential oils on your skin or use a bath bomb! You can choose from a wide variety of aromatic plants, including lavender, rosemary and sandalwood.
    3. Yoga: Yoga is becoming increasingly popular and for good reason! Although yoga involves physical exertion, it’s a great way to relax your body. You can give it a try if you’re looking for a way to get some exercise in while doing something relaxing.
    4. Art journaling: If you’ve never been an artist, it’s time to change that now and keep an art journal! In your art journal, you can sketch, paint or doodle anything to express your thoughts and feelings. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to get it right and just have fun with it!

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