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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Weekly Interest Group

  • Interest Groups occur every Monday, starting September 14, 2020, from 5-615PM. Topics rotate between the following: 1. The Black Effect 2. Proverbs 31 Woman 3. BAWSE Up! 4. SHIPS
  • September 14, 2020 5:00 pm

Cru Grads Weekly Gathering

  • We are a community of graduate and law students at UT connecting deeply with God, one another, our calling, and the mission of helping others do the same. Come gather to explore and study the Bible, connect with each other, and pray for each other. Everyone is welcome! We meet on Wednesdays over Zoom. Get in touch through Facebook!
  • December 2, 2020 5:15 pm

Virtual Grad Student Bible Study

  • Join us for our convergence graduate student bible study! Join through the zoom link. Convergence is a community at the an intersection between individual journeys and Scripture, between faith and academic work, and between ourselves and the needs of the world, Convergence seeks to nurture a graduate student community, foster spiritual formation, encourage service and evangelism, and facilitate integration of faith and scholarship.
  • December 2, 2020 6:00 pm

Texas Performing Arts Trivia Night

  • Join us for our TPA Trivia Night via Zoom + KAHOOT!
  • December 2, 2020 7:00 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=thPuYAt4FL0
  • December 3, 2020 7:00 pm

Bhakti Yoga Club Session

  • We are a student club at UT Austin campus. Our club has been instrumental in bringing to the UT community, the Science of the holistic Yoga process. We are currently restricted to virtual meetings due to COVID - 19. In the virtual meetings every week, we practice yoga, meditation, and have some philosophical discussion. We post our virtual meeting links on our GroupMe every Friday.  Please join our GroupMe using this link: https://app.groupme.com/join_group/48268664/Ms8srJLE
  • December 4, 2020 5:30 pm