Managing Coronavirus Stress

We know this is a stressful time, with constant changes to our day-to-day lives and disruptions to our science. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a short list of resources focusing on wellness, health, and scientific progress.

Mental health and Meditation

  1. Have anxiety about Coronavirus? Check out this article in SELF ( suggested by our very own Dr. Jessi Gold or the DBBS webpage focusing on tips and tricks for managing COVID-19 stress (
  2. WashU’s own Dr. Jessi Gold talked with STL On The Air about managing stress.
  3. Lululemon is streaming free meditations on their Instagram page
  4. The Meditation Mixtape by Shelah Marie on YouTube (free), Spotify, and Apple Music is good for 5-20 minute guided meditations.
  5. The 24-hour streams on YouTube for ChilledCow and chill hop (lofi hiphop and jazz beats) are great for relaxation and background music for studying and working.

Working out

  1. Lululemon is streaming free workouts on their Instagram page
  2. Nike plus training app/ Nike plus running app has free guided workout routines.
  3. Youtube-based (free) guided workouts like fitness blender


  1. Play Cards Against Humanity with your friends from afar! Totally free
  2. Fun games, but at least one person likely has to pay
  3. Relaxing games
  4. In my house we love the game Overcooked (1 and 2). You can play with any computer, and only one person has to purchase the game, which is only $20 or so. Very fun and up to 4 people can play from any device, anywhere!


  1. The Writing Center is still holding online video sessions for writing help – so get those papers/theses/grants/etc done. You can check it out here!
  2. Do you have a proposal or speaking engagement coming up? The Writing Center also has a Speaking Studio where you can practice your talk!

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