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New York Tech Returns: What to know about using NYIT Libraries for Spring 2022. View the latest information

For Your Health & Wellness

From reading for leisure, to listening and watching, to taking a break, health and wellness resources from the NYIT Libraries.

Take a Break

  • Borrow a chess set from the New York City campus library.
  • Borrow a virtual reality headset.
  • Borrow an iPad and Apple pencil and sketch or doodle.
  • Borrow a portable mini usb keyboard.
  • Browse New York Tech yearbooks going back to 1961. See how New York Tech has changed since 1955.

Ideas for Taking Breaks

Research shows that taking purposeful study breaks (anywhere from 5–60 minutes) to refresh your brain and body increases your energy, productivity, and ability to focus.

  • Move your body. Stretch. Take a walk. Take a shower. Organize your workspace.
  • Speak with someone. Phone a friend.
  • Turn off your screen. Step outside and reconnect with nature.
  • Stop concentrating. Listen to music. Dance.
  • Take a 15 to 20-minute power nap. ”Alexa/Siri, wake me up in 15 minutes!”
  • Eat a healthy snack. Drink water. Cook.
  • Shift your attention. Allow yourself to daydream.
  • Practice gentle, relaxing, deep breathing.
  • Laugh!
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