Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing. Not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
|Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment|
Mindfulness can be developed through the practice of meditation.
|Mindfulness is available to us every moment, whether through mediation, body scans, or mindful moment practices. Take time to pause and breathe throughout the day and focus on an action before and as you do|
Mindfulness allows you to take charge of your well being.
Why Mindfulness is Important
Avoiding burn out is also don't forget to take a break, stretch and relax. The library leaves out puzzles and cards for you to use during your breaks. Also, keep an eye out for an email from the Library about Study Break complete with snacks and hot chocolate!
Below are a selection of some books on mindfulness; an essential skill to manage the stress of exams (and later law practice).
The following websites provide online mindfulness exercises:
St. Thomas Moore Chapel Schiff Courtyard
Rodino Law Library 3rd Floor Soft Seating Alcove near 4th Floor Elevators
and wherever inspiration (relaxation) strikes you . . .
The Library offers a Study Break during reading period/finals. Take advantage of it. Stop by and have some tea, work on a puzzle, use a coloring book, and focus on the moment.
Need to talk?
Tara M. Smith , Ph.D. (on site in Newark every Thursday): firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Golonka, MA, LPC, LCADC (on site in Newark one Wed/mo – inquire for dates): DeniseG@njlap.org; (732) 937-7541
Contact University Health Services: (973) 761-9175
Law School Chaplin’s Office: (973) 642-8859