Your Wellness Fortune

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

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.

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

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.

Be aware of crosswalks on campus. These are for the safety of pedestrians as well as drivers.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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. 

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Be aware of...

Be aware of crosswalks on campus. These are for the safety of pedestrians as well as drivers.

Learn ways to...

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

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.

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.

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.

Protect yourself if...

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

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.

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.

Appreciate and...

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

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.

A positive attitude...

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

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.

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. 

You don’t have to...

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

Get involved with...

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

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.