1-5-5 New Year’s Buckeye Eye Opener Challenge Resource Page

Welcome to the 1-5-5 Buckeye Eye Opener Challenge webpage. Below you will find multiple strategies and resources to help you practice “1” minute of gratitude, “5” minutes of reading in a positive book or listening to a positive podcast and “5” minutes of light movement.

Expressing Gratitude

Relaxation Audio Series

  • Relaxation Response
    • Guided relaxation from the Wexner Medical Center.
  • Mindfulness Practices video series
    • Brought to you by Gabbe Health and Wellness, tune in at any time to try these recorded mindfulness practices on various topics such as self-care, stress and happiness.

Positive Self-talk


  • Health and Wellness Briefs
    • The Chief Wellness Officer and Buckeye Wellness are pleased to launch the Health & Wellness Brief podcast. Uncover evidence-based strategies to supercharge your well-being. Immerse yourself in dynamic talks on conquering burnout, enhancing mental health, energy management, nutrition, activity and more. Listen to powerful micro-learning modules for a healthier, happier you. It's all about thriving, not just surviving.

  • Science of Happiness
    • What does it take to live a happier life? Learn research-tested strategies that you can put into practice today. Hosted by award-winning psychologist Dacher Keltner and co-produced by PRX and University of California Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center.
  • Life Kit
    • Resource and podcast from NPR to help individuals navigate parts of life from parenting to sleep.
  • The Courageous Life
    • The aim of this podcast is to begin a global conversation that offers insights, inspiring stories and practical strategies which might empower people to tap into their courage, overcome their fear and pursue what matters most to them in life, work, and love. 

Other Medias

Light Movement

  • Buckeye Breaks
    • Use these fitness resources from Ohio State Recreational Sports on how to incorporate movement into your day to improve your physical and mental health.
  • Total Body Flexibility and Strengthening Exercises
    • A simple guide from Ohio State Wexner Medical Center on how to perform simple exercises in the workplace.
  • Stretch Break Exercises
    • Incorporate these stretch breaks throughout your day from Michigan State University Extension Offices.
  • Gentle Yoga
    • Learn about the benefits of yoga and how to start your own yoga practice from South Dakota State University Extension.
  • Eat Smart & Being Active​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Strength Training Strategies

  • Upper Body Exercises
    • A strong upper body is important to your ability to do everyday activities such as reaching, pulling, pushing and lifting. These exercises will work your key upper body muscles.
  • Lower Body Exercises
    • A strong lower body is important for good posture, balance and daily activities like walking. Stronger lower body muscles can also improve stamina and functional ability. These exercises will work your key lower body muscles.