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Bulldog Strong

Strong Minds, Strong Bodies, Strong Spirits

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Well-being involves striking a balance between school, work, and self-care. This is especially important due the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall wellness is a conscious, deliberate process that requires being aware of and making choices for a more satisfying lifestyle.1 A lifestyle of well-being includes healthy habits such as sleep and rest, eating well, and participation in meaningful activity.2

Enjoy these suggestions from SWOSU faculty and staff to enhance your well-being!

Emotional Well-being

SWOSU offers free online support through Therapy Assistance Online (TAO). Check out suggested modules!

Readings

Reading has been shown to strengthen the brain, increase empathy, reduce stress, aid sleep, and alleviate depression symptoms (healthline.com). The SWOSU Language & Literature Department would like to recommend these titles.

Film

Continuing our theme of Women’s History Month, Checkout these Notable Figures in Women’s History, including women like Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Maya Angelou, and Jane Goodall.

Music/Theatre

The Globe Theatre’s Muse of Fire Series hosts intimate conversations with many of the most beloved actors of our time. Check out the episode with James Earl Jones, Sir Ian McKellan, and more.

Physical Fitness

The SWOSU Wellness Center is designed to foster a safe and healthy environment that encourages physical well-being. Come in to enjoy the walking track, cardio machines, and strength equipment. Also consider these healthy tips.

Nutrition

Be Choosy in the Dining Hall

Dining Halls are full of healthy food options.  You just need to know which foods to put on your tray.  Click HERE for some useful tips to plan your food choices and know which options are best.

Notes

1Swarbrick, M. (2006). A wellness approach. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 29(4), 311- 314.

2Swarbrick, M. (March 1997). A wellness model for clients. Mental Health Special Interest Section Quarterly, 20, 1-4.