Caring for Yourself & Others
What makes a life well lived?
Scientists at Gallup have identified five common elements of well-being that transcend countries and cultures. We have interpreted Gallup’s work in the context of the Mizzou student population.
If we’re struggling in any one of these domains, as most people are, it damages our well-being and wears on our daily life. When we strengthen our well-being in any of these areas, we will have better days, months, and decades.
Student Health and Well-Being want you to get the most out of your life by living effectively in all five of these areas:
- Purpose: Liking what you do each day and working towards meaningful goals; thriving in your purpose.
- Financial: Managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security.
- Physical & Mental: Maintaining a strong physical and mental foundation to thrive; adapting and managing challenges.
- Social: Having supportive and meaningful relationships in your life.
- Community: Feeling safe and connected; having pride in your communities.
A few specific topics and strategies to care for yourself are offered below. Find the strategies that work for you and keep doing them every day. Demonstrating care for yourself and others is especially critical during these challenging times of social distancing. We encourage you to try out as many of the ideas below as possible in the coming weeks.
If you have questions about what we offer or how we might be able to work with you to support your programs, please contact Christy Hutton, Director of the Wellness Resource Center.