Your Wellness Fortune

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Learn ways to...

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.