We have prepared this Wellness Guide to help support our campus community "Do Well - Being You" during COVID-19. We recognize that this is a challenging time for our broader community and we hope we can provide support for all of us as best as we can. This page will be continually updated as we gather more tips and resources.
Emergency financial assistance and support services are included in the guide. If a student has an Emergency need related to the COVID-19 disruption, you can apply to the student Emergency Assistance Fund via Baysync.
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“Do Well - Being You” is about practicing behaviors that support our well-being. Because we’re a diverse community, this can have many meanings. Below we have a list of ideas on how to Do Well - Being You during COVID-19. Check out the list below and try out a few and see what works for you.
It’s one the easiest things we can do anytime we need to pause and center ourselves. Breathing can be done anytime, anywhere, (and it’s free)! Take it a step further and practice deep breathing on a regular basis. Start small by practicing it for a few minutes and work your way up as you get more comfortable. Find a spot where you can focus - it doesn’t have to be large or fancy space, anywhere you feel comfortable will do.
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It can be easy to let the days blur together and lose track of time in this new environment. Take some time to sit down and establish a routine.
Think about all the things you normally do on a typical day and transfer it to a schedule. Be careful not to overschedule yourself - find the balance and plan what’s most realistic for you. Also, be patient with yourself - It takes time to get adjusted to a new routine and to figure out what works best for you.
If you live with others, discuss your schedules with each other to prevent disruptions. Communicate with those you live with on what each others daily activities are, how to best share and respect spaces, and how to support each other. Using assertive communication and active listening will be helpful during discussions.
Clear your mind by having a clear space. Evaluate your space and identify an area to dedicate towards schoolwork and keep all your related materials there. Remove anything that may distract you but also keep something nearby that may motivate or inspire you.
CSUEB has prepared these ergonomic suggestions to help us set up our work spaces.
If you’re regularly using web conferencing (like Zoom), think about what other's may be able to view behind you. Having a clean space behind you can make you feel comfortable to use the video feature and help you stay engaged in your class session.
Identify another area for personal activities, even if it’s just the other side of your space. Separating your areas can help you focus and be present when it's time for schoolwork or personal time. In addition, when it’s time to “go to class”, change into your outfit of the day. After you’re done for the day, you can change back into your home clothes or pajamas.
Stay connected with your loved ones while maintaining social/physical distancing from people who are not part of your household. Look out for each other to prevent social isolation. Here are a few ideas:
Practice sleep hygiene in order to get quality sleep and rest. Try to reserve your bed for sleeping and not for studying or online classes. For more tips on sleep hygiene: https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/sleep-hygiene
Move more daily and aim for at least 150 minutes of physical activity per week. If you’re not already engaging in physical activity, start small and work your way up. Some activity is better than no activity.
Remember, if going outside, make sure to maintain social/physical distancing and maintain a distance of at least 6 feet away between yourself and others who are not in your household.
Here are a few ideas on how to move more daily:
Keep up with your health by choosing healthier options for meals and snacks and drink water throughout the day. Below are a few resources:
If you are sexually active, prevent unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections by using protection. Student Health & Counseling Services is still open at this time if you would like to pick up free condoms or access reproductive health services. FamilyPACT is a state administered program that can help pay for these services. Click here for more information and for the online application.
Feeling like you need a break from things? Here are a few ideas of things you can do:
Feeling like you want to contribute some positive energy outward? Here are a few ideas:
Last Updated: 04/02/20