Prioritizing Wellbeing

Wellbeing and self-care is not a luxury, it is a necessity, and an important piece of academic success. You can improve your college experience by staying healthy and finding ways to reduce stress. By keeping your mind and your body healthy, your concentration will increase, you will manage your schedule better, feel good, study effectively and perform your best on exams. Check out the information below to help you increase your own general wellbeing and try out some helpful apps!

Mindfulness

Ever found yourself not being able to get those distractions out of your mind or feeling overwhelmed? As a student you probably know better than anyone how juggling inner thoughts, checking social media and texts, and doing that untimely snack run with friends when you have a deadline due interferes with focus and concentration. The good news is that there are simple ways to be more present and to work with that sense of feeling overwhelmed. One method is called the “mindful pause.” It can take as little as 30 seconds, and you can do it any time you start feeling an inability to focus, stressed or overwhelmed. The “mindful pause” is so quick and discreet that you can do it anywhere. Just create “mindful pauses” into your daily schedule and you will find that when difficult moments arise, you’ll be ready. Learn how to add a mindful pause into your self-care routine. 

Check out these videos for tips on ending negative self-talk and reducing stress:

How to End Negative Self-talk - Jim Kwik

You Will Never be Stressed Again - Andrew Huberman

The University Counseling Center also has some great resources and workshops for prioritizing wellness. Check them out!