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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Use laughter to reduce tension and promote a positive attitude.

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.

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.

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.

You don’t have to...

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

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.

Avoid overloading...

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

Take breaks...

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

Encourage...

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

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.

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.

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.

Surround yourself...

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

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.

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.

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.

Learn ways to...

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

Set realistic and...

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

Use laughter to...

Use laughter to reduce tension and promote a positive attitude.

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.