Wellness Tips & Resources

Highlighted Wellness Tips:

  • Focus on what is in your control from what is not. 
  • Challenge yourself to stay in the present.
    • There are free apps out there to help with mindfulness and breathing techniques such as the Calm app and Headspace. YouTube has a variety of mindfulness videos too.
    • UCLA has guided meditation tracks you can listen to, both in English and Spanish.
  •  Get moving
    • Use some of our fitness resources below and get your heart pumping! It’s easy to distract yourself when you get your body moving. Your brain will be thankful for the endorphins 🙂
  • Get outside in nature even if you’re avoiding crowds and social distancing
    • Make sure you get outside and breathe the fresh air. Enjoy the various colors in nature.
  • Nutrition
    • When you have the need to go grocery shopping, make sure you get fruits and vegetables and make your self a balanced meal. Most people will go out and buy grains and canned goods right now, but it’s also the best time to buy vegetables and produce. Buy those fruits and vegetables, cut them up and freeze them.
    • Don’t stress eat. In times like these, its easy to stress eat. Find a way to channel your anxieties, like exercise or mindfulness practices.
  • Stay connected and reach out if you need support
    • Talk to friends about how you’re feeling. You. are. not. alone. Set-up a Zoom meeting, Facetime or use Google Hangouts.
      • Vent. Let it all out. Talk about the changes you’re making, the challenges you’re facing, your fears and frustrations, your hopes and inspirations. Talking will help lift some weight off your chest and ground you.
    • If you are feeling particularly anxious or are struggling with your mental health, it’s okay to reach out to a mental health professional.
      • USD Counseling Center will provide confidential support 24/7, 7 days a week at (619) 260-4655.
      • Text the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741
      • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK
  • Student Activities and Involvement were able to secure a free trial for Down Dog, a set of fitness and wellness apps for USD Community. The trial ends July 1, 2020 and you will need to sign in using your sandiego.edu email. Instructions here.

Wellness Resources