Promise Initiates Motivation Monday

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By Hayley Cohen, Staff Writer

Promise began a new weekly event called Motivation Monday in order to help students feel motivated while social-distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Every Monday students can tag Promise on social media with ways that they are staying active and healthy.

“Motivation Monday is just one of our weekly virtual events we hold on social media to encourage students staying engaged within the community,” Julia Pagano, associate director of Promise, said. “Motivation Monday focuses on ways to stay active, and on mental health awareness. So far, we have shared at-home workouts, Monday miles, yoga and meditation, and tips and resources that focus on mental health.”

The weekly event is open for anyone to participate in. “Anyone is able to participate in the Motivation Monday activities,” Pagano said. “We encourage those who participate to tag LIU Promise on social media, but it is not required. LIU Promise’s main goal for Motivation Monday is to remind students to stay active, and to not forget about self-care.”

Due to many students not being able to access the campus, the event was made so students can participate no matter where they are.

“We have tailored all of our virtual engagement to fit the current situation of our students, faculty, staff, and community,” Pagnao said. “Motivation Monday can be completed in the comfort of one’s home, inside or outside.”

Promise is also looking for feedback on how they can improve the event in the future.

“ Relying solely on virtual engagement is something new to campuses around the world, and we encourage students to provide LIU Promise feedback,” Pagano said. “We want to continue to provide our students with fun and attractive activities, as well as highlight areas such as clubs, organizations, academic departments, and athletics.”

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