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Wellness Wednesday: Welcome 2021

Wellness Wednesday - Jan. 6, 2021
(Courtesy of Health Promotion and Wellness)
​A new year brings excitement, adventure and new opportunities. This New Year’s season may feel a bit apprehensive as we are still navigating through a pandemic, but we have many resources at DePaul to take care of you. Here are some resources to begin the New Year by vowing to take care of ourselves holistically.
1. Set or don’t set goals
a. It’s okay not to have a bucket list. If 2020 has taught us anything, being flexible and going with the flow can be more helpful. Join us for our vision boarding event on Jan. 7 at 4 p.m. at the Ozanam Café online.

2. Reflect on your mental, emotional and spiritual well-being
a. Are there areas that need more love and attention? If you’re unsure about where to start, reach out to the Division of Mission and Ministry and Health Promotion and Wellness​ to get some guidance and support. Both offer individual support meetings.

3. Pay attention to your body
​a. Are you getting enough sleep? Are you able to take care of yourself holistically? Sign up for Refresh Sleep to improve your snooze and check out @healthydepaul on Instagram for health and wellness education. Also, check out @depaulcampusrec on Instagram for tips related to body movement.

4. Check in on your relationships
a. It’s been a while since we’ve been able to see our people. Are you still checking in on one another? What’s your plan to stay connected and supported this year? If you’re interested in connecting and meeting other DePaul students? Join us this week for a half hour session to learn more about the You, ME, We program. There will be four 30-minute session to introduce you to this program that will officially kick off next week. RSVP on DeHUB, search “Ringing in the New Relationships.

5. Check the pulse on your relationship with alcohol and other substances
a. You can certainly set goals for yourself related to your alcohol and substance use. Consider scheduling an appointment with our substance misuse specialist Katie Bellamy. She provides nonjudgmental support and a space for you to decide how you want to move forward. Request an appointment online here.
b. For those in recovery, consider joining the recovery community meetings every Thursday. S​ign-up on DeHUB​.

Not sure where to start? Schedule a wellness coaching appointment with Katrina Wagner to get a personal assessment and support to help you achieve your goals and take care of yourself.