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Winter Blues Buster Day 1

Student Recreation Center, 1105 NE North Fairway Road, Pullman, WA 99163 View location in Google Maps

About the event

Student Affairs, with the help of GPSA, is hosting two days of events to help you get over your winter blues! Join us on Jan. 28 for Mood for A Better Mood! and on Jan. 29 for Self-Care through Mindfulness & Creative Expression.

Move for a Better Mood!
Tuesday, January 28, 5-8 p.m., Student Recreation Center

People who exercise feel more energetic, sleep better at night, have sharper memories, and feel more relaxed and positive about themselves and their lives. Exercise relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, boosts your overall mood and can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, and ADHD. No matter your age or fitness level, you can learn to use exercise as a powerful tool to feel better. Try out some activities at the SRC to boost your mood and build habits to keep you feeling good all semester long!

Workshop 1: Boulder Buster

Time: 5–7 p.m.
Location: SRC Climbing Wall

Rock climbing has been shown to enhance mood and overall wellbeing. Join Climbing Wall staff for an intro to bouldering, or climbing to low heights without a harness or rope. Staff will teach you how to use techniques to complete the routes on our wall, while you get to train your body and brain in a social atmosphere.

Workshop 2: Mood Lifting Mocktails and Snacks

Time: 5–8 p.m.
Location: SRC Lounge

Enjoy tasty mocktails and snacks while learning about their impact on our moods. Cougar Health Services Peer Educators will also provide education regarding the effect of alcohol on our mental health.

Workshop 3: Energy Boosting Fitness Classes

Time: 5–8 p.m.
Location: Court X (tbd)

Mo-Flex: Animal Flow, 5:10-5:40 p.m.

Mindful Yoga, 5:50-6:20 p.m.

Zumba, 6:30-7:10 p.m.

Country Line Dance, 7:20-8:00 p.m.

Workshop 4: Yard Games in the SRC Pool

Time: 5–8  p.m.
Location: SRC Pool

Join UREC staff for games in and around the SRC pool – we’ll offer Uno Splash, water polo, spike buoy, ring toss, table tennis, cornhole and more. We’ll also have the spa open for a relaxing soak in the hot tub!

Workshop 5: Dodgeball

Time: 6–8 p.m.
Location: SRC Sport Court

Work out some stress in a game of dodgeball! Bring a team or play as a free agent in our self officiated 10-minute games. Stay in the court as long as your team is winning and return to the court as many times as you’d like if you don’t!

Workshop 6: Paint Your Blues Away

Time: 5–8 p.m.
Location: SRC Lounge

Grab a mocktail and channel your inner Bob Ross as you create an uplifting masterpiece! UREC staff will facilitate a painting lesson and provide supplies.

Workshop 7: Mood Foods with Dr. Susan Flugel

Time: 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Location: SRC Classroom

Studies have shown that what we eat can affect our mood. Learn how our diet can help us stabilize mood, provide more energy and improve how we feel overall. Dr. Susan Fluegel is a nutritional biochemist and WSU Faculty member.

Join us on day 2 for the following Workshops:

  • Mindfulness for a Restful Sleep
  • The Art and Craft of Storytelling
  • Mood Foods Cooking Class
  • Dinner & Dessert with stand-up comedy


Jason Abrams