Maintaining physical, spiritual, mental and social wellness alongside academic responsibilities.... in the middle a pandemic. Whewwww. This is a lot to manage, especially while trying to make friends, and connect with other Tar Heels.
We know getting together while being apart is hard, but social connections are an important key to happiness and well-being.
Try taking a small step everyday to expand your individual social wellness that also allows you to stay safe and well.
We know this can be challenging, so we are here to help by providing a number of low risk activities to increase overall wellbeing and help to create stronger connections in your community.
This week try a number of ways to create a routine or schedule that incorporates a variety of social activities everyday.
Catch up daily - Plan to call, chat, txt or zoom for some human interaction daily.
Eat together - Spend your lunch catching up with an old friend or attending a virtual event.
Engage with the outdoors- moving your body, while having conversation has shown to have significant effects on reducing stress levels.
Reach out to new people- who express similar outlooks and interests in your classes and school groups will help in fostering new relationships.
Send someone a direct message - message a classmate after you enjoyed what they shared, reaching out to someone privately in your GroupMe chats and asking to schedule a zoom coffee date, or social distance walk.
Get involved in a student group- this week of welcome is a great time to explore the variety of student groups on campus and find folx with similar interests