Stress Relief

So, I’m guessing you either just filed your taxes or maybe an extension? If so, congratulations, and now it’s time to relax! At the library, you can find lots of resources to help de-stress. From meditation to exercise to crafts, gardening, and even TV shows, pick the way you relax best, and borrow it from the Library.

We have books about meditation and stress relief:

The Now EffectThe Little Book of Stress Relief, by David B. Posen

Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment…and Your Life, by Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life, by Elisha Goldstein

Real Happiness: Learn the Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program, by Sharon Salzberg

And exercise books and DVDs:

The Men's Health Big Book of ExercisesFitness Swimming, by Emmett Hines

[DVD] The Kung-Fu Kickboxing Workout

Men’s Health Big Book of Exercise: Four Weeks to a Leaner, Stronger, More Muscular You, by Adam Campbell

[DVD] Rodney Yee’s A.M. and P.M. Yoga for Beginners

Yoga for Anxiety: Meditations and Practice for Calming the Body and Mind, by Mary NurrieStearns

All types of crafts:

Crafting with Cat HairThe Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2, by Mark Montano

Crafting with Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with your Cat, by Kaori Tsutaya

Felt: 30 Fun Projects for Felt (and Fabric) Lovers, by Amanda Carestio

And gardening, if digging in the soil is soothing for you:

Western Garden BookThe Everything Small-Space Gardening Book: All You Need to Plant, Grow, and Enjoy a Small Space Garden, by Catherine Abbott

Gardening Shortcuts, by Jenny Hendy

Western Garden Book: The Ultimate Gardening Guide, edited by Kathleen Norris Brenzel

And TV shows (personally recommended by this Librarian who watches too much TV):

CastleArrested Development

The Big Bang Theory

Breaking Bad

Castle

Dexter

Weeds

And almost anything else you can think of! If you’d like help finding something at the Library, feel free to ask a Librarian.

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