This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can create a post or quiz. Try making your own!Buzz·Posted on May 4, 2016Take 10: 10 Minute Breaks 10 Different WaysRegardless of how much there is to do this time of year, there is always time for a quick break! Take care of yourself this finals season with these short stress relievers.by UHSMadisonCommunity ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Get Outside! Jeff Miller / University of Wisconsin-Madison Even a short walk outside can lower cortisol levels and other physiological markers of stress. Getting outside is a great way to recenter your focus. 2. Phone a Friend Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF giphy.com Take some time to talk to someone you love. There's nothing better than hearing words of encouragement from a friend or relative. 3. Pet a Pal Jeff Miller / University of Wisconsin-Madison Spending time with our furry friends at Dogs on Call can alleviate feelings of fatigue. 4. Express Yourself Bryce Richter / University of Wisconsin-Madison Channel your creative side by painting, drawing, underwater basket weaving, or whatever kind of art floats your boat! 5. Work it Out Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF giphy.com Get those endorphins flowing. Even a quick workout is an excellent break. 6. Snack Attack Bryce Richter / University of Wisconsin-Madison Keep your energy up with a healthy snack! Utilize snack and meal times as a way to take a break and give your mind a rest from studying. 7. Breathe Jeff Miller / University of Wisconsin-Madison Relaaaaaaaax. Although the Dalai Lama is no longer in town, UHS' Rob Sepich has some wonderful guided meditation and breathing exercises recorded on our webpage. 8. Do a Random Act of Kindness Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF giphy.com Sometimes the best way to make yourself feel better is to make someone else feel better. Grab snack for a friend, give someone a hug, or write an encouraging note for a roommate! 9. Read...FOR FUN Jeff Miller / University of Wisconsin-Madison Close the textbook and open something for fun! Whether it's your favorite novel, a comic book, or a magazine, reading something non-school related can be a perfect quick break. 10. DANCE PARTY Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Enough said.