Your Wellness Fortune

Use journaling as a way to purge your thoughts and feelings. It is a great technique to help you stay calm and relaxed.

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

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

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

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.

Lather up!  Sunscreen is a great way to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun which can lead to skin cancer.

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

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

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

Develop a philosophy of life and live by it.

Appreciate and respect the environment. Experience the beauty around you. Become more aware of your surroundings.

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

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

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

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.

Protect yourself if you are sexually active! Reduce your risk of contracting a disease by visiting a Health Resource Center.

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

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

New situations and people can feel uncomfortable but give them a chance before you move on.

Stay connected with your thoughts and feelings. These can help guide you in making sound decisions that you feel good about.

In the evening, wear reflective gear such as something on your backpack or bright clothing so you can be seen by others.

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

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

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

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

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

Use journaling as a...

Use journaling as a way to purge your thoughts and feelings. It is a great technique to help you stay calm and relaxed.

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.

Find outlets that...

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

Encourage...

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

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.

Lather up! ...

Lather up!  Sunscreen is a great way to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun which can lead to skin cancer.

Surround yourself...

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

Stay connected with...

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

Meeting new people...

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

Develop a...

Develop a philosophy of life and live by it.

Appreciate and...

Appreciate and respect the environment. Experience the beauty around you. Become more aware of your surroundings.

Wash your hands and...

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

Take breaks...

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

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.

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.

Protect yourself if...

Protect yourself if you are sexually active! Reduce your risk of contracting a disease by visiting a Health Resource Center.

Set realistic and...

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

Get involved with...

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

New situations and...

New situations and people can feel uncomfortable but give them a chance before you move on.

Stay connected with...

Stay connected with your thoughts and feelings. These can help guide you in making sound decisions that you feel good about.

In the evening,...

In the evening, wear reflective gear such as something on your backpack or bright clothing so you can be seen by others.

Avoid overloading...

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

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.

Express needs,...

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

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.

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.