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Holistic Well-being 

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 Dimensions of Well-being

Emotional Well-being: 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.

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

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

  • Take a “leave no trace” hike.

Financial Well-being: 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

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

  • Join a Creative Inquiry team.

  • Create a study group.

Occupational Well-being: 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 Well-being: taking care of your body for optimal health and functioning.

Social Well-being: 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 Well-being: 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, call 864-656-6452 or stop by the Academic Success Center.

Learn More

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

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