Wellness

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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Aikido Summer 'Learn to Defend' Class

  • Aikido is a system of self defense whose primary aim is protection against physical attacks. However, the philosophy and techniques of Aikido can be used to deflect the stresses and strains of life. Aikido is the art of dancing with an opponent trying to kill you. No Japanese knowledge, uniform needed (sweat pants, T-shirt are fine) Beginner Friendly Free Virtual classes for the Summer Join us – Open to UT Students, Faculty and Alumni!
  • July 29, 2021 7:00 pm

Aikido Summer 'Learn to Defend' Class

  • Aikido is a system of self defense whose primary aim is protection against physical attacks. However, the philosophy and techniques of Aikido can be used to deflect the stresses and strains of life. Aikido is the art of dancing with an opponent trying to kill you. No Japanese knowledge, uniform needed (sweat pants, T-shirt are fine) Beginner Friendly Free Virtual classes for the Summer Join us – Open to UT Students, Faculty and Alumni!
  • August 3, 2021 7:00 pm

UT '25 Summer Life Groups

  • Kickstart your freshman year by making new friends and joining a Christian community! Sign Up at: tinyurl.com/ut25koin
  • August 4, 2021 5:00 pm

UT '25 Summer Life Groups

  • Kickstart your freshman year with making new friends and joining a Christian community! Sign Up at: tinyurl.com/ut25koin
  • August 4, 2021 5:00 pm