How To Participate
Scroll down to read our key messages, hear from experts in the field, try a new health behavior, and submit your reflection to earn your free t-shirt and enter the raffle for a 1 year subscription to Headspace.
Back to Basics: Breathe, Set Boundaries, Sleep Enough, Eat to Nourish, Stay Active
Relationships Matter: Invest in and connect with yourself and others
Problem Solve: When life happens, it's normal to feel discomfort. Work through it.
Give Yourself Permission: It's okay to ask for help
Own It: Acknowledge stress exists and know it can be managed
Plan for It: Arrange 'B' messages to fit your lifestyle (BSilly, BAuthentic, BGenerous, BNourished, BCalm, BActive, BConnected, BBalanced, BRested, BOrganized)
Reframe it: Be mindful, identify negative thinking patterns, and practice positive self-talk
Make Stress Your Friend: Visualize stress as a postive influence on getting through challenges
Assess: Be mindful of where you spend your time and evaluate the outcomes of your time investment
Prioritize: Time is elastic, it will stretch to accomodate what you choose to put in to it so determine what matters
Plan: Look a week ahead and plot your academics, self-care, and social life, to be flexible think 168 hours, not 24
Stop and Breathe: Create a center of awareness by accepting what is true of the present moment
Adjust and Assess: Reframe the problem from a more positive presepctive and take action towards something tangible
Dig Deep: Practice self-care, self-compassion, and reach out to your support system to help you through challenges
What messages do you receive related to your mind and emotional health? Listen to these new perspectives, reframing the way we think about our health with the hope of cultivating more balance in our life.
In a society that's uncomfortable with emotions it can be hard to ask for help. Join us in ending the stigma of mental health by listening to Sangu Delle share how being honest about our emotions is not weak - it’s what makes us human.
Video: Listen to poems of resilience. Emi Mahmoud shares original poems about escaping the genocide in Darfur, talking about refugees, family, joy and sorrow, and asking, “Will you witness me?”
There are 168 hours in each week. How do you find time for what matters most? Listen to time management expert Laura Vanderkam share practical strategies to help "build the lives we want in the time we've got."
Are you willing to do an experiment to help you feel better about your mind and emotional health? We would like to challenge you to try something new in the hopes of building new skills for your toolbox.
What have you learned as a result of listening to new perspectives and engaging in new practices related to your emotional health? Submit your reflection to receive your free giveaway and be entered into the raffle!
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We want to help you find joy in your journey, wherever you’re at. We have many resources within OHP and throughout campus to continue this conversation—we’re here to listen, reflect, and help you set and achieve health goals that feel intuitive, sustainable, and balanced.