Health and Wellness
Welness refers to a healthy balance of mind, body, and spirit. We recognize that physical, psychological, spiritual, and environmental factors can obscure or enhance one's wellbeing. At the College of William & Mary, we promote the use of self-responsibility in order to attain a higher level of health and well being. This DOES NOT mean that you need to be perfectly fit - we want you well-adjusted and stress free. Balance and moderation are key for achieving a healthy you.
Quick tips for Stress Reduction
- Take time off from stress- relax, chill, picture yourself in a surrounding which represents peacefulness to you.
- Exercise - take a walk, do a few stretching exercises, lift weights.
- Take life one day at a time.
- Maintain a sense of humor - learn to laugh at yourself.
- Get organized - prioritize your activities.
- Don't eat on the run - try to schedule meals with friends to take breaks from work.
- Accept imperfection - everyone makes mistakes.
- Stay with your emotions - don't avoid, repress or negate them.
When to Seek Counseling
Counseling makes sense when you are having trouble coping with a stressful situation or solving a personal problem. It offers emotional support, new perspectives, and help considering possible solutions. So if you are in a lot of distress, feel overwhelmed by a problem, or find that you keep repeating the same mistakes, then you might consider seeking counseling.
Worried About Managing You Money?
Most college students use the college years to begin establishing a credit rating, and how you handle your finances can dictate what kind of credit rating you will have. Why is this important? When it is time to buy a car, rent an apartment, apply for a credit card loan, or even be considered for a job, your credit rating could mean the difference between success or distress. There are a variety of ways to establish "good" credit.