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Wellness

Wellness


According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “wellness is being in good physical and mental health. Because mental health and physical health are linked, problems in one area can impact the other.” For this reason, it’s important to take care of both your mental and physical health.

Find balance – The Eight Dimensions of Wellness

Did you know that there are Eight Dimensions of Wellness? Listed below are all eight and ways you can be well on Clemson’s campus! Keep these eight dimensions of wellness in mind as you make everyday choices, and try to improve any that you may be lacking or weak in. Find balance in your life!

 

Emotional Wellness: having a positive attitude, high self-esteem, a strong sense of self and the ability to recognize and share a wide range of feelings with others in a constructive way.

  • Maintain a positive outlook.

  • Build a strong support system.


Find your emotional strengths

Environmental Wellness: being aware of the interactions between the environment, community and ourselves.

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

  • Take a “leave no trace” hike.

Financial Wellness: understanding the importance of sustaining ourselves financially for the short and long term.

  • Use a money management app.

  • Plan your weekly expenses.


Happy spending – How to budget for a better you


Breaking budget?: 6 steps to smart spending


Take charge of your credit: What it means and how to make it stronger

Intellectual Wellness: being open to new ideas, thinking critically and seeking out new challenges.

  • Join a Creative Inquiry team.

  • Create a study group.

Occupational Wellness: seeking for and having a career that is interesting, enjoyable, and meaningful and contributes to the larger society.

  • Attend the Career Fair.

  • Seek jobs and internships.

Physical Wellness: taking care of your body for optimal health and functioning.

Social Wellness: the ability to build personal connections with others, deal with conflict and to be a part of a positive social network.


Building Social Connections

Spiritual Wellness: finding meaning in life events, demonstrating individual purpose and having the ability to be compassionate towards others.

  • Attend a yoga session at Fike.

  • Spend time in meditation.

On-Campus Resources

Academic Success Center

It can be challenging to balance the many demands that the university life puts on you. You may find it difficult to prioritize school assignments and manage your academic calendar, or you might feel like there’s not enough time to get everything done. An academic coach can help you balance the many demands expected of you as a university student.

 

What is academic coaching?

Academic coaching is an exploration and discovery process that enables students to see themselves from a fresh perspective. Just like a coach in any sport, the academic coach’s goal is to help students perform to the best of their abilities.

 

Academic coaching can help you if you are looking for any of the following:

  • Assistance in organizing and planning your semester

  • Someone to keep you accountable to your academic plans

  • Help with specific academic issues (test-taking, time management, etc.)

  • Regularly scheduled, one-on-one meetings

  • Referral to other appropriate campus resources

 

What does a coaching session look like?

In your first coaching session, usually lasting one hour, the coach will get to know you and your academic situation. They'll talk about your strengths and challenges, identify the issues you would like to address and make goals for your academic career. In follow-up sessions, usually lasting around 30 minutes, they'll check in with your goals, talk about challenges and successes, and work on specific academic and self-management strategies. Appointments can be scheduled on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis, depending on the your individual plan.

 

How do I schedule an appointment?

To schedule an appointment with Ms. Elizabeth McWilliams or Mr. Matthew Kirk, just email, call 864-656-6452 or stop by the Academic Success Center. If possible, please print and complete the Coaching Request Form to bring with you to your first appointment.

Another resource that can help you balance the demands of university life is CU Succeed. CU Succeed is a program that helps students regain good academic standing at Clemson and gives them the opportunity to prove their commitment to their academic success. The program also provides a system of accountability and support. CU Succeed promotes academic success through 50 minute weekly sessions with an Academic Coach and peer mentors.

 

Topics include:

  • Academic policies and campus resources

  • Time management and overcoming procrastination

  • Note-taking skills and reading skills

  • Test anxiety and test-taking skills

  • Learning styles

  • Study smarter strategies

  • Stress management

  • Working and communicating with professors

  • Memory and concentration

  • Critical thinking

  • Charting your academic progress

 

Find the Available Times and Fill Out the Registration Form

Campus Recreation
Center for Career and Professional Development
Clemson Sustainability
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Student Clubs and Organizations

 

 

 

Clemson University Campus Recreation, The Wellness Zone. (n.d.). Retrieved from clemson.edu/campus-life/campus-recreation/fitness/wellness-zone.html.

SAMHSA, The Eight Dimensions of Wellness. (2015, July 2). Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/wellness-initiative/eight-dimensions-wellness.