Take Care of Yourself

Tips for Intellectual Well-Being

People love to learn. It stimulates our curiosity and problem-solving, helps us make connections and exercise critical thinking. Our intellectual well-being goes far beyond the classroom and contributes to a lifelong sense of creativity and purpose. For students, learning can also contribute to high levels of stress and anxiety. 

Reduce Academic Stress

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  • Learn and practice time management 
  • Take advantage of office hours early in the semester
  • Begin work on assignments and projects early
  • Brush up on your study skills

Nourish Your Mind Outside of Class

  • Explore the curriculum. Take a class outside of your known interests and major. 
  • Read a book - for fun
  • Attend a performance
  • Visit a gallery or museum
  • Learn another language
  • Do crossword puzzles
  • Engage in research opportunities

Potential Benefits

  • Clear thinking
  • Stimulate creativity
  • Open-mindedness
  • Improve concentration and memory
  • Personal development
  • Tolerance