Some Ways To Wellbeing

A large body of evidence suggests that you can improve your personal wellbeing by engaging in 5 simple, but significant activities daily.  Getting your 5-A-Day for well being increases your overall satisfaction and happiness, reduces pressure and anxiety and promotes positive mental health.

Check out these 5 simple activities and ways of incorporating them into your everyday routine…

Physical activity improves your fitness level and can enhance your mental well being. Try incorporating some fun physical activity into your daily routine…

  • Take the stair instead of the elevator
  • Work out at the RAWC
  • Rent a bicycle from Bike Share and go for a ride
  • Attend a group fitness class
  • Go for a brisk walk approximately campus
  • Connect the campus learn-to-run group
  • Sign-up for a dance class

Having strong, well relationships may improve your sense of belonging and connectedness.  Some things you can do to improve your connections through others include…

  • Go out for coffee with a companion
  • Become active in a campus club or student civilization
  • Hang out with a friend
  • Write an email or a card to a friend who you don’t see often
  • Make time to spend with your relatives
  • Have banquet with your family


Give Back

Helping, sharing and just usually being nice to others promotes a sense of self-worth, strengthens society and helps you maintain a positive approach. 


Career Centre

  • Discover opportunities for volunteerism the Career Centre
  • Remembering your P’s & Q’s (please and thank you)
  • Doing something pleasant for a friend or family member



Volunteerism is a great way to give back to our community while increasing your social and professional networks.  Giving back could look like…



  • Smiling at people you pass in the hall
  • Picking up litter on campus
  • Connect the Healthy Campus Crew

University is the perfect place to try new things but knowledge shouldn’t be limited to the classroom.  Learning something may increase your confidence and can also be a lot of fun.  There are tons of education opportunities both on and off campus…

  • Try something new
  • Check out HowCast on YouTube
  • Revive an old interest
  • Research in the kitchen and learn a new recipe
  • Take a symbol language course
  • Sign up for a class exterior of your regulation
  • Learn to play a new instrument

Being mindful of your surroundings and your knowledge enhances self-knowledge and self-understanding which contribute to fostering positive mental fitness.  With your busy life, it’s simple to get caught up in the moment but here are a few ideas for how you may ‘take notice’…

  • Put time aside to like your meals
  • Take a walk on a nearby nature trail
  • Be curious about the world approximately you
  • Write in your journal, blog or vlog
  • Reproduce on a conversation you’ve had
  • Discover your campus with the UTM treasure map
  • Stop and smell the roses… factually
  • Check out local arts and culture