I wanted to send a note to remind you that you are very much in our hearts and minds during these uncertain times. Remember to take care of yourselves and each other and to make time to relax and decompress. If you need help and aren’t sure where to turn, please reach out to me or a member of the College Office, and we will help you make the right connection. I will continue to support you in a variety of ways. I am holding office hours remotely, through Zoom, or by phone call. Please schedule an appointment through Calendly. If no times there work for you, email me and we’ll find a different time. Upon making the appointment, write a note letting me know what topics you would like to discuss and the best way to reach you. I look forward to hearing from you!
As you navigate the days ahead, remember that we all have a toolbox of coping strategies to help us through challenging times. Here are some thoughts you have shared with me:
Keeping to a fairly consistent routine of sleeping, eating, exercising, relaxing, and studying. You know yourself best and have found ways to keep some semblance of a daily schedule.
Participating in University sponsored programs and events. The list is as deep as it is long but includes things like virtual fitness classes, panel discussions, McGraw Learning Center study sessions, or Career Service Center consultations. Visit https://www.matheycollege.live/ for engaging activities going on this week!
Paying attention to your physical and psychological wellbeing. For some of you, it’s been leaning more on your pets, friends, and family. Many of you have found extra joy in cooking, baking, and going out in nature. A lot of students have plugged into helpful resources from UHS and CPS. I am proud of all the ways in which you are tending to your body, mind, and spirit! If you find yourself primarily turning to alcohol or other substances as a coping strategy, pay attention to this; ask yourself if this strategy serves you well. Please know that I can direct you to support and resources, such as UMatter, if or when you decide you might need them. You are not alone, Moose!
Princeton Peer Nightline is open today and have added additional hours!
OPEN for CHAT
Sunday: 12pm-2pm, 8pm-12am Chat with PPN at this link.
Here are some recommendations for self-care phone apps, recommended by UHS:
Daily Yoga - guided yoga sequences with video (free, iOS and Android compatible)
Gratitude Diary - positive things in your life (free, iOS compatible)
Headspace - mindfulness meditation tool (iOS and Android compatible)
Insight Timer - time tracker for meditation (free, iOS and Android compatible)
Lotus Bud - for reminders in the form of mindfulness bells and timers to practice mindfulness (iOS compatible)
Stop, Think Breathe - Checkin' in with your brain body (free, iOS, Android and web compatible)
Opportunities to process the election:
Nov 17th: Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Register at bit.ly/ProcessingSpace
Nov 30th: This in collaboration with Rutgers Student Affairs and The Cultural Centers. Register at bit.ly/ProcessingSpace1130