Your Wellness Fortune

If it doesn’t feel right it probably isn’t. Make choices that fit your values and beliefs, not someone else’s.

Flip flops may be great for public shower or at the beach but not for everyday footwear. Your feet need proper support throughout the day.

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

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

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

Nurture your values, beliefs, and morals. These are the foundation that keeps you feeling grounded and supported in good and bad times.

Do your part to preserve and improve environmental conditions.  Recycle or pick up trash when you can.

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

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Major depression is one of the most common mental health illnesses. When treated it can be managed well.

Get involved with activities that you have an interest in. This will build your confidence and ability to manage stressful situations.

Encourage good communication, trust, and honesty in your relationships. This will help set boundaries and reduce conflict.

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

Surround yourself with others who share in your beliefs and values. This will help you stay positive, productive, and motivated.

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

Talk with your partner openly about needs and wants. Being respectful can lead to healthy, nurturing relationships.

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.

Learn ways to manage your stress. 70- 80% of all physical illness is stress related which means it can be prevented.

You don’t have to please everyone. Concentrate on nurturing your own needs and wants.

A positive attitude changes everything. Be optimistic. Believe in yourself and your abilities.

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

Find purpose in life and meaning in the little things you do every day.

Pollen and weather conditions can be a trigger for many with allergies. Check the weather so you can be prepared.

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

Change is never easy but can be exciting. Take advantage of college experiences to broaden your perspective and vision for the future.

Use laughter to reduce tension and promote a positive attitude.

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

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

If it doesn’t feel...

If it doesn’t feel right it probably isn’t. Make choices that fit your values and beliefs, not someone else’s.

Flip flops may be...

Flip flops may be great for public shower or at the beach but not for everyday footwear. Your feet need proper support throughout the day.

Focus on things...

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

Stay connected with...

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

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.

Nurture your values...

Nurture your values, beliefs, and morals. These are the foundation that keeps you feeling grounded and supported in good and bad times.

Do your part to...

Do your part to preserve and improve environmental conditions.  Recycle or pick up trash when you can.

Wash your hands and...

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

Don’t be afraid to...

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Major depression is one of the most common mental health illnesses. When treated it can be managed well.

Get involved with...

Get involved with activities that you have an interest in. This will build your confidence and ability to manage stressful situations.

Encourage good...

Encourage good communication, trust, and honesty in your relationships. This will help set boundaries and reduce conflict.

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.

Surround yourself...

Surround yourself with others who share in your beliefs and values. This will help you stay positive, productive, and motivated.

Express needs,...

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

Talk with your...

Talk with your partner openly about needs and wants. Being respectful can lead to healthy, nurturing relationships.

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.

Learn ways to...

Learn ways to manage your stress. 70- 80% of all physical illness is stress related which means it can be prevented.

You don’t have to...

You don’t have to please everyone. Concentrate on nurturing your own needs and wants.

A positive attitude...

A positive attitude changes everything. Be optimistic. Believe in yourself and your abilities.

Join an...

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

Find purpose in...

Find purpose in life and meaning in the little things you do every day.

Pollen and weather...

Pollen and weather conditions can be a trigger for many with allergies. Check the weather so you can be prepared.

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.

Change is never...

Change is never easy but can be exciting. Take advantage of college experiences to broaden your perspective and vision for the future.

Use laughter to...

Use laughter to reduce tension and promote a positive attitude.

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. 

Engage in acts of...

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