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De-stress with a T-Rex

Posted on 10 May 2017

Come along to the Library on Wednesday 17 May 11am-1pm and Friday 19 May, 12pm-2pm to take a break and do some mindfulness colouring or help us build a cardboard T-Rex!

Mindfulness colouring and T-Rex building

Taking frequent breaks is an important part of studying effectively. You can only concentrate effectively for between 30 and 45 minutes at a time, so it's good to build short breaks into your schedule.

Session times

  • Wednesday 17 May, 11am to 1.00pm
  • Friday 19 May, 12 noon to 2.00pm
  • Location: Library, Morrell Lounge

Just getting up from your desk and moving about can be good, but it's even better to do something relaxing or creative that engages the brain in other ways. Colouring has been found to be helpful in allowing people to focus on the moment in a similar way to mindfulness meditation.

It's also satisfying to be able to produce something concrete with a pleasing appearance in a relatively short space of time. This can be particularly effective when you're revising or writing a dissertation, where the end result can feel a long way off.

You can also help to colour and build a cardboard T-Rex, which will stand 1.5 meters tall when complete.

No need to book, but sign up to the Facebook event if you’d like a reminder on the day.

Join us at the tables in the Morrell Lounge at any point during the session. We’ll provide a selection of colouring designs and pens.

If you don't have time to colour then and there, pick up a colouring sheet to take away with you.

Find out more about the Library's de-stress events this term.