Well-being and you
Ralph Waldo Emerson was known to have said, “the first wealth is health,” and this may seem truer today for most people than ever before in their lives. Student Health Promotion will be providing multiple learning opportunities through social media and other online platforms. Our goal is to help Georgia State University students maintain their well-being throughout the spring semester, to achieve academic success.
Wellness is multidimensional and there are different definitions of the dimensions. The National Wellness Institute defines wellness as active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence. The dimensions of wellness include emotional, occupational, physical, spiritual, intellectual, and social.
The wellness dimensions are interconnected so try some of these self-care tips to help maintain well-being while transitioning to online learning during the remaining part of the spring 2020 academic calendar:
Emotional Wellness is the awareness and acceptance of one’s feelings.
- Try bullet journaling to write down your thoughts.
- Try a mediation #MindfulMondayGSU
Social Wellness emphasizes the interdependence between others and nature.
- Schedule a walk and talk with a friend by phone or video.
- Join #WellnessWednesdaysGSU to meet other students
Physical Wellness includes the need for regular physical activity, encourages learning about diet and nutrition while refraining from the use of tobacco, drugs and excessive alcohol consumption.
- Tune in to an online workout.
- Participate in #HealthyMondayGSU by taking a #MoveItMonday challenge.
For information about Student Health Promotion services, follow us on our social media @BeWellGSU on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.