Your Wellness Fortune

Develop a philosophy of life and live by it.

Protect yourself if you are sexually active! Reduce your risk of contracting a disease by visiting a Health Resource Center.

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.

New situations and people can feel uncomfortable but give them a chance before you move on.

Give a compliment to someone today. It may just make their day and be exactly what they needed in that moment.

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.

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.

Join an organization or club. This is a great way to meet people, gain new skills, and build your resume.

Take time to be alone and quiet with your thoughts and feelings. It can be a time of reflection and discovery.

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

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

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.

Talk with a trusted friend about problems or concerns. Having a strong support system can help you deal with difficult situations. 

Stay connected with your thoughts and feelings. These can help guide you in making sound decisions that you feel good about.

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.

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.

Meeting new people is a part of your college experience. Embrace opportunities to learn from someone who is different from you.

Nurture your values, beliefs, and morals. These are the foundation that keeps you feeling grounded and supported in good and bad times.

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

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.

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.

Develop a...

Develop a philosophy of life and live by it.

Protect yourself if...

Protect yourself if you are sexually active! Reduce your risk of contracting a disease by visiting a Health Resource Center.

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.

New situations and...

New situations and people can feel uncomfortable but give them a chance before you move on.

Give a compliment...

Give a compliment to someone today. It may just make their day and be exactly what they needed in that moment.

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.

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.

Join an...

Join an organization or club. This is a great way to meet people, gain new skills, and build your resume.

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.

Pollen and weather...

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

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.

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.

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. 

Stay connected with...

Stay connected with your thoughts and feelings. These can help guide you in making sound decisions that you feel good about.

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.

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.

Meeting new people...

Meeting new people is a part of your college experience. Embrace opportunities to learn from someone who is different from you.

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.

Appreciate and...

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

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.

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.