Whether it’s hitting the gym regularly or knowing when to go to the Health Center and rest when you’re ill, physical health is all about keeping your body running optimally so that you can get the most out of your life.
Practicing physical wellness involves:
Examples of small steps to increase your physical wellness:
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College can be an emotionally turbulent time, full of adjustments: new environment, new friends, new academic demands. By learning to embrace and express your emotions, you can turn obstacles into opportunities for growth. Keep a positive outlook as you take on new challenges. And if you’re feeling overwhelmed, it’s okay to ask for help.
Practicing emotional wellness involves:
Examples of small steps to increase emotional wellness:
Key Emotional Wellness Resources at UMD:
Look beyond the day-to-day grind and stop to turn inward and reflect on your life’s meaning. Honor religious traditions that are personally fulfilling to you while practicing tolerance of others’ viewpoints. Appreciate that the world isn’t in your control and understand that connecting with something larger than yourself can give you a sense of purpose.
Practicing spiritual wellness involves:
Examples of small steps to increase spiritual wellness:
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A college campus is a great place to foster new relationships and get involved with social causes. Build a strong support network through friends, family and romantic interests. Then, broaden your worldview and social circle by taking advantage of opportunities to interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures, as well as contribute to the local and global community.
Practicing social wellness includes:
Examples of small steps to increase social wellness:
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Your job should be more than a paycheck. You want satisfaction and meaning in your work: something aligned with your interests, values and skills. Internships, co-ops, part-time jobs and volunteer work can guide you to your life’s calling. Love your work, and love your time away from it—that work-life balance will keep you energized each day.
Practicing vocational wellness includes:
Examples of small steps to increase vocational wellness:
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Aiming for that 4.0? That’s great—but remember that excelling in the classroom isn’t the only way to get an education. Be curious. Question the status quo. Be open-minded—and open to discussion and debate. Commit yourself to the pursuit of knowledge because lifelong learning is how you’ll grow.
Practicing intellectual wellness includes:
Examples of small steps to increase intellectual wellness:
Key Intellectual Wellness Resources at Maryland: