Wellness Wednesdays occur every other Wednesday throughout the Fall and Spring semester. They focus on connecting students with resources on campus, exploring the various areas of wellness, and generally encouraging students to take time for their own wellbeing. Rausser partners with various organizations on-campus. If you have suggestions for a wellness event or you would like to partner with us, please contact the Wellness Wednesday coordinator, Anna Hoehenrieder, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See updated information about all wellness events for the semester at https://nature.berkeley.edu/undergrad_events. Look at the Wellness Resources list to find resources that can improve your own wellness in each of the wellness areas.
Description of Wellness Areas
Emotional: Includes self-care, relaxation, stress reduction, and the development of inner strength. Emotional intelligence means being aware and able to regulate both positive and negative emotions while handling interpersonal relationships with empathy. Promotes self-awareness, authenticity, autonomy, compassion, and proper decision making.
Environmental: Living a lifestyle that is connected to and respectful of nature. Encourages taking actions to protect the Earth and improve your own personal environment. Involves being aware of climate issues and taking steps to conserve Earth's resources.
Intellectual: Stimulating your mind by engaging in creative activities. Expanding knowledge and skills while sharing knowledge with others. In addition to academic study, community involvement, practical skill training, and personal hobbies all expand intellectual wellness.
Physical: Living an active lifestyle that keeps your body in a strong condition. Includes maintaining adequate nutrition, physical activity, and sleep. Involves being mindful of your body's needs and may include regular check-ups with medical professionals to ensure physical health.
Social: Maintaining strong relationships with others and participating in group activities. Encourages fostering a deep, genuine connection with those around you. Involves balancing friendships and romantic relationships with other priorities.
Spiritual: Being in tune with your spiritual self. Finding meaning in life's events and your own purpose. Can be defined through religious faith, values, ethics, and morals. Taking the opportunity to practice mindfulness - being aware of the present moment and reflecting on it non-judgementally.
Cultural: Being connected to your community and being aware of your background and upbringing. Can involve in participating in cultural activities and connecting with others that share your cultural identity. Being accepting and encouraging of cultural diversity and building positive relationships with those in other cultures.
Financial: Maintaining a healthy budget and being cognizant of your financial obligations. Prioritizing expenses, looking for areas to save when available, and building savings.
Occupational/Career: Pursuing careers that promote personal satisfaction and enrichment. Striving toward careers that meet your personal needs and create meaning. Preventing burnout in the workplace and maintaining healthy workplace relationships with coworkers and supervisors. Taking opportunities to improve your marketable skills and lead to professional growth.