Your Wellness Fortune

Socializing doesn’t always mean you have to go out. Have fun doing activities with others in your residence hall or right around you.

It is normal to have questions about sexuality, intimacy, and/or reproductive healthcare. Call 217-333-2714 for a confidential appointment.

Set realistic and reasonable goals academically, personally, and professionally. Start small and build from there.

Use laughter to reduce tension and promote a positive attitude.

Join an organization or club. This is a great way to meet people, gain new skills, and build your resume.

Engage in acts of kindness and good will without expecting something in return.

Use safety equipment to reduce the risk of injury to yourself or others. Investigate proper attire for different activities.

Wash your hands and dry them well! Regular hand washing can help prevent the spread of germs, bacteria, and illness.

Learn to prioritize. Take care of what you can get done today, right now. This will reduce the risk of procrastination.

Encourage respectful and meaningful relationships. Eliminate relationships that carry negativity and pull you down.

There is nothing better than spending that time with friends. Look out for each other, be safe, and make good choices.

Have faith in something and/or someone. Embrace your faith!

When walking, stay off your phone and be aware of your surroundings. Wait for vehicles to stop before you step out into a crosswalk.

Stay active! Walk to class, take the stairs, park farther away, go to the gym, participate in sports or a group fitness class, ride a b

Focus on things within your control. Avoid wasting time and energy on worries that you can’t do anything about.

Wind down your day with calming activities such as listening to music, reading a book, journaling, or sitting outside.

Volunteering is a great way to get connected with others on campus and in the community. It can also bring a sense of fulfillment.

Give a compliment to someone today. It may just make their day and be exactly what they needed in that moment.

Put out the flame! U of I is a smoke-free campus. If you smoke, now may be the best time to consider quitting.

Avoid overloading your backpack. This can lead to poor posture, back problems, and fatigue. 

Find outlets that are intellectually stimulating like puzzles, social and news  media, books, etc.

Express needs, feelings, and opinions openly, honestly, and appropriately. Avoid keeping things bottled up.

Meeting new people is a part of your college experience. Embrace opportunities to learn from someone who is different from you.

Take time to be alone and quiet with your thoughts and feelings. It can be a time of reflection and discovery.

Clear the clutter! Keep your space around you nice and tidy. It can have an effect on how you think and feel.

Stay home if you are ill. Exposing yourself and others to your germs means longer recovery and catch up time for you.

Take breaks throughout the day to refresh and rejuvenate your mind and body.

Stay connected with those you love and care about. Talk with friends and family regularly, even when everything is fine.

Talk with a trusted friend about problems or concerns. Having a strong support system can help you deal with difficult situations. 

Take action in helping others. It’s just a good thing to do and builds character.

Socializing doesn’t...

Socializing doesn’t always mean you have to go out. Have fun doing activities with others in your residence hall or right around you.

It is normal to...

It is normal to have questions about sexuality, intimacy, and/or reproductive healthcare. Call 217-333-2714 for a confidential appointment.

Set realistic and...

Set realistic and reasonable goals academically, personally, and professionally. Start small and build from there.

Use laughter to...

Use laughter to reduce tension and promote a positive attitude.

Join an...

Join an organization or club. This is a great way to meet people, gain new skills, and build your resume.

Engage in acts of...

Engage in acts of kindness and good will without expecting something in return.

Use safety...

Use safety equipment to reduce the risk of injury to yourself or others. Investigate proper attire for different activities.

Wash your hands and...

Wash your hands and dry them well! Regular hand washing can help prevent the spread of germs, bacteria, and illness.

Learn to prioritize...

Learn to prioritize. Take care of what you can get done today, right now. This will reduce the risk of procrastination.

Encourage...

Encourage respectful and meaningful relationships. Eliminate relationships that carry negativity and pull you down.

There is nothing...

There is nothing better than spending that time with friends. Look out for each other, be safe, and make good choices.

Have faith in...

Have faith in something and/or someone. Embrace your faith!

When walking, stay...

When walking, stay off your phone and be aware of your surroundings. Wait for vehicles to stop before you step out into a crosswalk.

Stay active! ...

Stay active! Walk to class, take the stairs, park farther away, go to the gym, participate in sports or a group fitness class, ride a bike.

Focus on things...

Focus on things within your control. Avoid wasting time and energy on worries that you can’t do anything about.

Wind down your day...

Wind down your day with calming activities such as listening to music, reading a book, journaling, or sitting outside.

Volunteering is a...

Volunteering is a great way to get connected with others on campus and in the community. It can also bring a sense of fulfillment.

Give a compliment...

Give a compliment to someone today. It may just make their day and be exactly what they needed in that moment.

Put out the flame!...

Put out the flame! U of I is a smoke-free campus. If you smoke, now may be the best time to consider quitting.

Avoid overloading...

Avoid overloading your backpack. This can lead to poor posture, back problems, and fatigue. 

Find outlets that...

Find outlets that are intellectually stimulating like puzzles, social and news  media, books, etc.

Express needs,...

Express needs, feelings, and opinions openly, honestly, and appropriately. Avoid keeping things bottled up.

Meeting new people...

Meeting new people is a part of your college experience. Embrace opportunities to learn from someone who is different from you.

Take time to be...

Take time to be alone and quiet with your thoughts and feelings. It can be a time of reflection and discovery.

Clear the clutter!...

Clear the clutter! Keep your space around you nice and tidy. It can have an effect on how you think and feel.

Stay home if you...

Stay home if you are ill. Exposing yourself and others to your germs means longer recovery and catch up time for you.

Take breaks...

Take breaks throughout the day to refresh and rejuvenate your mind and body.

Stay connected with...

Stay connected with those you love and care about. Talk with friends and family regularly, even when everything is fine.

Talk with a trusted...

Talk with a trusted friend about problems or concerns. Having a strong support system can help you deal with difficult situations. 

Take action in...

Take action in helping others. It’s just a good thing to do and builds character.