Your Wellness Fortune

Put out the flame! U of I is a smoke-free campus. If you smoke, now may be the best time to consider quitting.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Pollen and weather conditions can be a trigger for many with allergies. Check the weather so you can be prepared.

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

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.

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.

Appreciate and respect the environment. Experience the beauty around you. Become more aware of your surroundings.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Be aware of...

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

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.

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.

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.

Pollen and weather...

Pollen and weather conditions can be a trigger for many with allergies. Check the weather so you can be prepared.

Avoid overloading...

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

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.

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.

Appreciate and...

Appreciate and respect the environment. Experience the beauty around you. Become more aware of your surroundings.

Learn ways to...

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

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.

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.