Finding the space and time to focus on yourself may be challenging right now. With so many things changing, you can take small steps to create a consistent wellness practice. Pursuing wellness looks different for everyone and encompasses many activities and practices. Investing in yourself is an important act of self-care, so use the activities and virtual events on this page to cultivate skills and tools for improving your overall wellness.

Practice Gratitude and Mindfulness

At times it can be challenging to find things to be grateful for, whether big or small, and be grounded in the present moment. Incorporating gratitude and mindfulness into your routine are two ways to improve your overall well-being.

Manifest Gratitude

Be Mindful

Perform Self-Compassion

Remember to be kind to yourself and listen to what your body needs. Allow yourself grace if something socially or academically doesn't go as planned. Be flexible with yourself and others, knowing everyone is at a different place emotionally, physically and mentally.

Boost Your Energy with Movement

Moving our bodies can boost our energy and lighten our mood. Movement looks different for each of us, so be mindful of what your body needs to feel energized.

Spend Time in Nature

As people, we often find the natural environment—trees, water, an abundance of space—to be restorative and help lower levels of stress and tension. Making conscious time to spend time in nature is important.

Nourish Your Body

Continue to nourish your body with tasty food, as it's accessible to you. Plan for meals and snacks (eating every three to five hours) and listen to your body.

Sleep Smarts

Sleep is an essential part of life—you can't skip or rush your body's need for rest and sleep. Establish or improve your healthy sleep routine and see how it impacts other areas of wellness.

Cultivate Healthy Relationships

You may be spending much more time with the same people, such as a partner, friend, roommate, or family member. You might also find yourself missing other people you usually spend time. These dynamics can be challenging and the resources below may be helpful.

Virtual Wellness Events

Continue your wellness journey with support from the Longhorn community through the virtual events below. Most events are free, and all are open to UT Austin students. Click on the event links below to learn more about the next seven days' events.

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UT Weekly Yoga Session - Online

  • Join the University Yoga Club for free weekly Yoga practice and meditation sessions. No sign-up necessary, just wear comfortable clothing. We meet every Thursday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm (Central Time).
  • April 22, 2021 5:00 pm

Solid Ground

  • Solid Ground is about hard-hitting, life-changing, Spirit-filled truth. Each week we gather to hear God’s word proclaimed with confidence, clarity, and conviction. This is our once a week, all-club gathering. So show up to deepen your CSOC connections and discover more of God’s purpose. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My6mYm-4UWI&list=PLgu_uy9blX__kQgeTRjcI3aU1H4FuGa5s
  • April 22, 2021 7:00 pm

Friday Night Gathering!

  • “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28. Come and finish your week with us as we share our accomplishments, experiences and (sometimes) frustrations of college life. We may feel tired after a week of classes, homework, and exams. That’s why Jesus calls us to rest! Experience this rest with a refreshing Bible study and fellowship every Friday at 7pm on Zoom! Join us and invite your friends using this link: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/5219989401 or this room number: 5219 98 9401 We are a group of Seventh-Day Adventist students that like to share the good news of the gospel. We also kayak, hike, bowl, camp, top golf, play board games, and all sorts of other fun things, though we are still finding ways to keep up social activities in the time of COVID! Currently, all our meetings are online - drop in! We make most of our announcements on Instagram and Facebook so make sure to follow us @acf.atx!
  • April 23, 2021 7:00 pm