Wellness Resources for the New Year

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What do YOU need in 2023? No matter where your journey leads, Healthy IU is here to support you.

  • Self-Care

    When you take care of your mind, body, & spirit, you're able to contribute to a better world for all.

    International Self-Care Foundation: 7 Pillars of Self-Care

    8 Dimensions of Wellness: 

    Upcoming Healthy IU Programs: Participate in a free program, on topic of interest to you. Just choose your campus to get started.

  • Connection

    Strong social connection leads to a 50% increased chance of longevity. Alternatively, lack of social connection is a greater detriment to health than obesity, smoking, and high blood pressure. 

    Work + Life Community Networks: Connect with other IU employees around a shared interest or life stage.

    Compassion Culture at IU: Learn more about the movement, or register for an upcoming program.

    Upcoming Healthy IU Programs: Meet others who share similar wellness interests by participating in a free program. Just choose your campus to get started.

  • Rest & Re-Evaluating

    “It takes courage to say yes to rest and play in a culture where exhaustion is seen as a status symbol.” — Brene Brown

    Sleep: Improving sleep quality leads to better mental and physical health. Check out Healthy IU Sleep resources.

    Self-Compassion: Individuals who practice self-compassion experience fewer symptoms of anxiety, depression, and are less prone to rumination.

    Learn When to Say No: "A considered no protects you. A good yes allows you to serve others, add value, and collaborate effectively. If you become skilled at conveying both, you can avoid burnout, increase your influence, and enhance your reputation." Read the full article from Harvard Business Review.

  • Inspiration

    What do you want most from 2023? Here are some resources to help you feel energized and remember what's important on your journey.

    Many Thanks: More than 2,700 acts of gratitude were practiced during the IU Gratitude Challenge. Try the recommended activities from the challenge for yourself!

    Healthy IU Journey Stories: Read the inspirational stories of IU employees who have made healthy changes in their lives.

    Mid-Day Mindfulness: Weekly, 30-minute sessions to help you relax, restore, and re-charge to meet your daily life with inner peace and balance.