Your Wellness Fortune

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

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.

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.

There is nothing better than spending that time with friends. Look out for each other, be safe, and make good choices.

Explore mindful activities like meditation, deep breathing, guided imagery, or yoga. Incorporate the activity into your day when possible.

Take cover when a tornado warning have been issued. Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Avoid overloading...

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

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.

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.

There is nothing...

There is nothing better than spending that time with friends. Look out for each other, be safe, and make good choices.

Explore mindful...

Explore mindful activities like meditation, deep breathing, guided imagery, or yoga. Incorporate the activity into your day when possible.

Take cover when a...

Take cover when a tornado warning have been issued. Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.