Personal Wellness & Fitness

Many students enter college with a limited understanding of "wellness". Often Advisors, teachers, and even parents focus on grades more than anything else when determining if you are doing ‘ok’ in college. Consequently, students often find themselves in states of stress, anxiety, and disequilibrium. The Wellness Wheel aims to guide students through a process of identifying the many aspects of their life that are important to maintain a state of health and balance.


  1. Take time to think about what each category on this wheel means to you. Jot that down on a sheet of paper.
  2. Think about where you are on a scale of 1-10 in each category. A one is totally lacking health in that area, while a ten would indicate a high level of health in that area.
  3. Pick one or two areas that you want to improve throughout the semester. Imagine what it would like like if you moved up one or two numbers in each area. For example, what if you are currently a 3 on social wellness and you wanted to move to a 5.
  4. Ask yourself these questions:
    1. What would it look like if I were a (5) in this category?
    2. What resources do I need to utilize to get to that number?
    3. What habits do I need to change or create to get to that number?
  5. Focus on one or two areas each semester in order to continually improve your overall wellness. You will find that this effort will have benefits that affect all areas of your life, not just the area you focused on improving.


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