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As we approach the culmination of another semester and the excitement of the holiday break, it’s essential to support your emotional well-being. This newsletter aims to equip you with strategies to ensure you finish the semester strong and head into the break with a sense of balance and calm. 

What Is Emotional Well-Being?

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Managing your emotions in healthy and constructive ways to cope with life’s challenges.

Maintain Your Emotional Well-Being

When managing your emotional well-being, it’s okay to start small. Try out a few of the exercises below to start on your well-being journey.

  • Realistic Locus of Control
    • We all feel varying amounts of control over what is important to us. Feeling too responsible for factors outside of your control can lead to self-blame for things that aren’t your fault. Feeling too little control can lead to feelings of helplessness. If you are facing a difficult change, it can be helpful to journal about that change, and to reflect on the amount of control you realistically have over the outcome. Often, acknowledging the control we do and don’t have can allow us to relax and set realistic expectations.
  • Meditation on Connection
    • Changes are stressful, and it is difficult to undergo stress alone. When caught up in the thick of things, it is easy to forget all the people in your present and past who have shown you that they are on your side. Making a list of all of the people you know who have shown you care can remind you of how special and valued you really are. Often, once we remember the people on our side, we feel empowered to handle all sorts of changes.
  • Stillness
    • When there are many changes in our life, it is easy to become unfocused and over-whelmed. Meditation can help to focus our minds, even in a short time. Sitting quietly for just 3 minutes can focus your mind and help you to make better choices as you go through life. 

Try: Immersive Mindfulness

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Stop by the Herbert Wellness Center to try out the brand-new Wellness PodRelaxSpace Wellness Pods offer a fully immersive experience for relaxation and mindfulness. Featuring large format visuals, audio, temperature and scent controls, a personalized and rejuvenating escape awaits.

Visit the Membership and Sales Office on the second floor of the Herbert Wellness Center to set up your immersive experience. Free for students. 

Listen: A Student-Run Podcast

On this episode of the Student Well-Being Podcast, Emmy Faria will take us through her experiences on how to manage our time, create balance in our lives, and implement breathing techniques into our daily routines to help us find mental clarity and prepare for the finals season.

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Engage With Your Well-Being

  • BIPOC Healing Circle | Wednesday, Nov. 29 | Noon | Counseling Center | Register Here
  • Little Pill Big Risk | Wednesday, Nov. 29 | 10 a.m.-Noon | Lakeside Patio
  • Coping with Current Events  | Wednesday, Nov. 29 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Hillel
  • World AIDS Day | Friday, Dec. 1| Noon-3 p.m. | Rock Plaza
  • Pop-Up STD Testing | Wednesday, Dec. 6 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Herbert Wellness Center | Book an Appointment
  • De-Stress Fest | Wednesday, Dec. 6 | Noon-3 p.m. | Lakeside Patio
  • Library Outreach| Friday, Dec. 8 | 1-5 p.m. | Richter Library

Check your email every Wednesday for Ibis News to see upcoming events for the week, and view the University events calendar for a complete listing of on-campus events and programs.