Your Wellness Fortune

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

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

College life often means tight quarters so keep you and others healthy by staying up to date on medical exams.

Focus on things within your control. Avoid wasting time and energy on worries that you can’t do anything about.

Wind down your day with calming activities such as listening to music, reading a book, journaling, or sitting outside.

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.

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.

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.

Learn ways to...

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

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

College life often...

College life often means tight quarters so keep you and others healthy by staying up to date on medical exams.

Focus on things...

Focus on things within your control. Avoid wasting time and energy on worries that you can’t do anything about.

Wind down your day...

Wind down your day with calming activities such as listening to music, reading a book, journaling, or sitting outside.

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.

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.

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.