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Join the Work in Progress Challenge! Each week we will send you self care opportunities in the spiritual, physical, emotional, and social dimensions of wellness for a chance to win prizes!

The challenge begins Monday, February 22nd and concludes March 19th, however you can join anytime!

How to participate:

Step 1: Sign up for the challenge here
Step 2: Wait for your weekly email from us with challenge opportunities!
Step 3: Complete a challenge listed and let us know how it went!

Information about our prizes:

After the four weeks of the WIP Challenge, we will draw names to determine who wins our prizes! Winners will be able to choose between a Hydroflask Water Bottle, Comfy Hoodie, or a weighted blanket. Every challenge you complete and reflect on is an entry to win. 

February 22nd - February 28th

The Emotional Wellness Dimension involves the ability to express feelings, adjust to emotional challenges, cope with life’s stressors, and enjoy life.

Challenge Opportunities:
(we provided some examples, but feel free to do your own version of the challenge!)  

Attend Counseling at the Counseling Center or Let’s Talk
   - Let's Talk is a drop-in program for JCU students that provides easy access to free, informal, confidential consultations with a Counseling Center therapist. Consultations typically last about 20 minute.
Be on a Work in Progress Poster 
   - Information on the Campaign
   - Sign up here 
Yoga
   - Yoga with Adrienne, Yoga by Candace, Do Yoga with Me
Meditation
   - Clear the Clutter to Calm Down, Exam Success 
   - Every Wednesday during the semester, a JCU drop-in meditation group meets at noon via Zoom.(https://johncarrolluniversity.zoom.us/j/673889620 ID: 673-889-620)
   - Come to the Quiet with Campus Ministry on Thursdays from 3-3:30pm ET on GoogleMeet
Journal
   - 20 Powerful Journal Prompts for Stress Relief
Read an article or start a book that leads to self reflection
   - We really like writings by Brene Brown, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Angela Duckworth, Susan Kane, Ibram X. Kendi, Gretchen Ruben, and Martin Seligman. 
   - Many books can be found at the JCU Library, but you can also find them on these apps: Libby, Hoopla
Listen to a podcast 
   - 20 Best Self-Help Podcasts to Listen to Right Now
Use a mindfulness or mood tracking app
   - Headspace, Calm, Daylio, MyLife, Breathe2Relax, or Sanvello (all of these have free options, cost options, and some have student discounts)
Practice a few intentional breathing exercises
   - Take a deep breath, Breath - Ted Talk
Make a to-do list 
   - Trello, Google Keep, Todoist
Make art
   - 5 Art Therapy Exercises to Add to Your Self-Care Routine
Download TAO and complete an activity 

March 1st - March 7th

A healthy body. Good physical health habits. Nutrition, exercise, and appropriate healthcare. These make up the physical dimension of wellness.

Challenge Opportunities: 

Visit a Nutritionist
     - Students can call the JCU Health Center at (216) 397-4349 or email nutritionist@jcu.edu to make a free appointment

Reserve a time to work out at the Corbo Fitness Center
Sign up for an intramural sport
     - Right now JCU is offering four square, newcomb, badminton, or pickleball!
Keep a food diary for the week
Track your sleep patterns for a week
     - Sleep Cycle

Be physically active 3-4x this week 
     - Fiton, Map my Fitness, Nike Training Club
     - BeFit Youtube Page

Reduce or stop the use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs
   
 - Take a marijuana tolerance break
     -  Smoking cessation
     - Email us at wellness@jcu.edu if you'd like to set up a 30 minute conversation about how to stop or reduce use of alcohol or other drugs
Take a solo walk or walk with a friend in nature
   -
 Nature Center at Shake Lakes
   - Acacia
   - Other Cleveland Metroparks
Cook a healthy meal
 
 - 30 Easy Recipes for College Students
Use TAO to complete one of the following: mindful eating activity, nutrition, physical exercise and sleep habit 
 

 

 

March 8th - March 14th

The Social Wellness Dimension involves having healthy relationships with friends, family, the community, and having an interest in and concern for the needs of others and humankind.

Challenge Opportunities: 

Write a letter to a friend or family member
Attend a student organized event or meeting or join a JCU Club
     - Explore all clubs HERE

Talk with a Peer Mentor/RA/RM
Write a letter to a legislator about something you’re passionate about
     - Click here for tips 
Call up somebody you haven’t talked to in awhile

Get engaged with Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion
      - Melt Peer Mentoring Program
Volunteer for something in the community
Use TAO to complete the Communication Strategies or Relationships activity

OR 

Attend the featured event this week: SUPB’s Open Mic Night on Friday, March 12th at 6PM

LSC Conference Room for a live stream or via Zoom

Zoom ID: 980 5394 4697

 

 

March 15th - March 21st

The Spiritual Wellness Dimension is a broad concept that represents one’s personal beliefs and values and involves having meaning, purpose, and a sense of balance and peace.

Challenge Opportunities:

Attend a Campus Ministry Event 
Attend a Religious Service
     - Mass on M-F in St. Francis Chapel at 12:05
     - Murphy Mass on Wed. at Church of the Gesu at 9:30 (also live-streamed on our YouTube channel.)   
Join a Carroll Faith Community 

Participate in Community Service
     - 
Center for Service and Social Action

Advocate for a social justice cause related to your faith 
     - Ignatian Solidarity Network
     - 
Catholic Relief Services
Have a conversation with somebody about your spirituality
Check out Campus Ministry's podcast Faith the Does Justice

Take a mindful and reflective nature walk
     - Take a stroll through the Metroparks

Read something that connects you to your spiritual or religious beliefs
Attend a Sunday Night Social Virtual Dinner from
     - 6-7PM *stop by for a few minutes or hang out the whole dinner!

Practice yoga or meditation
      - Yoga with Adrienne, Yoga by Candace, Do Yoga with Me
      - Every Wednesday during the semester, a JCU drop-in meditation group meets at noon via Zoom.(https://johncarrolluniversity.zoom.us/j/673889620 ID: 673-889-620)
      - Come to the Quiet with Campus Ministry on Thursdays from 3-3:30pm ET on GoogleMeet