Mental/Emotional Wellness

How to Relax

By Jessica, College of St. Rose Graduate Student

Mental and Emotional Wellness Support 


Free Apps for Phone/Tablet

  • Happy Color

  • Paint By Number

  • Headspace 

  • Stop, Breath &Think

  • Antistress – Relaxing Games


Helpful Hints

  • Social distancing does not mean social isolation

    • Reach out to friends and family daily, especially those who are alone. Try not to focus on the current situation

  • Maintain a regular routine.

    • Maintaining routine provides structure and encourages healthy choices and helps us to be mindful and stay present.

  • Remember to breathe

    • When we are stressed, we tend to tense up and our breathing is limited. Practice breathing even when you don't think you need to.

Stay Engaged

Live Zoo and Aquarium Webcams


Virtual Field Trips 


Things to Do

  • Read a book

  • Do a puzzle

  • Play a board game

  • Listen to music

  • Watch movies/TV shows/documentaries

  • Clean up your room/house

  • Play video games

  • Go on a walk/hike (it’s safe to be outside as long as you stay away from people that don’t live with you)

  • Cook a meal or make something to eat (with the supervision of your parents)

  • FaceTime your friends

  • Exercise

  • Play with your pets

  • Color in a coloring book

  • Draw or paint pictures

  • Write a letter (people in nursing homes could use some cheering up)

  • Practice an instrument

Practicing Mindfulness

by Renata Relyea

Renata Relyea is a teacher and Academic Coach in the North Colonie Central School District. She also conducts workshops and presentations on Mindfulness and Breathing throughout the Capital Region

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