Your Wellness Fortune

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wash your hands and...

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

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.

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.

Be aware of...

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

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Avoid overloading...

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

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.

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.