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Bulldog Strong

Strong Minds, Strong Bodies, Strong Spirits

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!

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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

Film can be used for relaxation, to socially engage, teach or spur creativity and critical thinking. Did you know the SWOSU Libraries host the Films on Demand and Kanopy databases?  Browse them for viewing options or log into these suggested viewings.

Music/Theatre

Learn more about Online Events and Distance Learning. The Smithsonian is committed to supporting teachers and their students around the globe as they face new learning challenges. Visit their website for details.

Music Therapy

Music Therapy is an established health profession that strategically uses musical experiences to address clinically determined therapeutic goals related to the communicative, physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of individuals. Try these ideas!

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

There are many options for healthy eating on the SWOSU campus. Check out the Nutrition Facts to make informed decisions. Here are 10 tips to help you eat whole grains.

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.