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Dry January

Winter break and the new year is a time of celebration for many people, but it can also sometimes be a time of excess. In 2023, consider adding a new resolution to your list: Dry January. During Dry January, the goal is relatively simple: don't drink alcohol for one month. Many people report benefits from participating, including feeling physically refreshed and mindful of their drinking habits.

Looking back on your year

It's finally the end of the year! Along with pulling our winter coats out of the closet, having warm drinks by the fire, and gathering with friends and family, consider adding self-reflection as one of the hallmarks of your holiday season. What has changed about you throughout this year? What defining moments are there in your progress toward your goals? What meaningful connections did you forge? 

Breathe In, Breathe Out

As we enter the holiday season and reach the end of Fall Term, you might find yourself feeling more stressed or anxious. Or both. You are not alone.

Preparing for final exams and the end of the semester

The weeks between Thanksgiving and Winter break is a stressful time for students across the country. Classes are wrapping up, finals are looming, and students feel tired from a full semester of hard work. However, after finals, a much needed break helps everyone reset between the fall and winter term. As you head into the final stretch of the semester, here are some things to keep in mind to manage stress, study effectively, and finish this semester out strong: 

Seasonal Affective Disorder and You

The seasons are changing, and it's slowly becoming colder! You know what that means: winter blues. If you get sad when the seasons change, you aren't the only one; many people may feel down when winter rolls around. However, if you feel as though you can't get out of bed or enjoy activities that you love, have work or school problems because of sadness during the winter, and have consistently lower energy during the colder months, you may be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).