This week we focus on spiritual and emotional wellness. College is stressful and students can often feel overwhelmed. Maintaining a healthy emotional and spiritual life is important to overall health. This can include managing your stress level, staying on top of school work and knowing when to ask for help. Exploring spirituality can include a religious faith community, meditation, being in the outdoors, and taking time for reflection.
The following are some things you can do to focus on your emotional and spiritual wellness:
- Check out the Motivational Minute: Yoga Your Worries Away and Managing the Demands of School through Mediation blog posts.
- Take time to review the NOVACares From this website you can connect to ULifeline, an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for information they need regarding emotional health. Learn about some signs and symptoms when a friend may need help dealing with emotional issues or a mental health problem in the Emotional Health section. Find resources about sleep, exercise, nutrition, stress management and relaxation, as well as connectedness and healthy relationships in the Wellness section.
- Need more ideas? Check out other articles that are part of the NOVA Online Summer Wellness Series.
Continue this conversation with us in our Virtual Student Union. Connect with peers on this topic and learn more about resources to maintain your emotional and spiritual wellness!