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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, March 21st and ends Sunday, April 17th, 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, humidifier, Comfy Hoodie, or a weighted blanket. Every challenge you complete and reflect on is an entry to win. 

March 20th - March 27th

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


Challenge Opportunities: 


Compete in the JCU Amazing Race on March 20th at 6PM in the Library.    - Register on IMLeagues
Attend our Love Your Body Workshop (3/27 @ 4:00PM & 4/3 @ 4:00PM)
     - This is a two part workshop about body positivity, appreciating what our bodies can do, and breaking down the image ideal. Students can register HERE

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

Sign up for an intramural sport
     - Compete in the Pickleball Tournament on March 27th
Keep a food diary for the week
Track your sleep patterns for a week
     - Sleep Cycle

Be physically active 3-4x this week 
     - Fiton, Mtap 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 27th - April 3rd

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.
Listen to an episode of the JCU Counseling Center’s Podcast
   - click HERE to listen 
Wellness Coaching or a Check-in
   - Meet with a staff member or student to talk about wellness related topics from transitioning to college to quitting vaping and everything in-between, email wellness@jcu.edu to set up a meeting
Be on a Work in Progress Poster 
   - Information on the Campaign
   - Sign up here 
Register for the Mental Health First Aid Training on April 9th 
   - https://form.jotform.com/MHFACollaborative/john-carroll-university-spring 
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)
   - 20 Powerful Journal Prompts for Stress Relief
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 

 

April 3rd - April 10th

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: 

Attend our Vision Board event on April 5th @ 8PM in the O’Dea Room (Tacos Provided!)- get a friend and come make a collage of your wellness goals alongside other students
Attend our Boundaries Program on April 6th @ 3PM in the Dolan Reading Room- do you struggle saying no? Come learn about boundaries 
Sing or attend the Greek Life Lip Sync Battle on April 8th at 6PM
Join SUPB at Top Golf on April 9th at 6PM
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 Relationship activity

 

April 10th - April 17th 

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

Attend any Campus Ministry event such as:
     - Emmaus Retreat - April 8th-10th
Attend a religious service - click HERE for our local mass schedule OR attend your own! 
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
Take a mindful and reflective nature walk
     - Take a stroll through the Metroparks

Read something that connects you to your spiritual or religious beliefs
Practice yoga or meditation
      - Yoga with Adrienne, Yoga by Candace, Do Yoga with Me