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 balanced and finding ways to reduce stress. Check out some tips below to help you increase your own general wellbeing.


Mindfulness is the practice of intention in bringing your attention and focus to the present moment and doing so in a non-judgmental way. Research has proven time and time again that there is an abundance of benefits in practicing mindfulness. These benefits include physical well-being, stress reduction, brain health, and focus, to mention a few. 

With mindfulness practice you...

  • are better able to bounce back from distractions.
  • can ease the stress reaction.
  • experience a sense of calmness and clarity.
  • will fall less into the habit of procrastination.
  • will enjoy the academic benefit of improved memory.
  • can reduce test-taking anxiety.

Check out these apps to try it out.

Grounding Techniques

If you are feeling overwhelmed, have too many thoughts rattling around inside your brain, or just want to take a second to relax, try out some grounding techniques. until you find one that works for you. Breathing techniques are a great place to start.

Besides breathing, there are plenty of grounding techniques you can try in the moment when you're feeling anxious or can't focus without having to leave your seat.

Bullet Journaling

Bullet Journaling is a great way to organize your time, goals, and track your habits! Check out the videos below to learn more about Bullet Journaling, how to start your own, and some different tips and tricks to make it personalized to you. 

Helpful Pitt Resources

Pitt Counseling Center
Center for Creativity
Financial Wellness Center
Pitt Pantry
Stress Free Zone 


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