Your Wellness Fortune

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Find a balance between socializing and taking care of your academics. Be sure to prioritize appropriately.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Find a balance...

Find a balance between socializing and taking care of your academics. Be sure to prioritize appropriately.

Take action in...

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

Use safety...

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

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.

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.

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.

Protect yourself if...

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

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.

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.

Be aware of...

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

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.

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.

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.