Wellbeing as an optimal and dynamic state that allows people to achieve their full potential. UTSA provides resources to promote student wellbeing with a focus on the entire educational experience. 



Tips to Relieve Stress

Stress can negatively impact your sense of overall wellbeing.  It is important to practice self-care and find ways to reduce stress.   Here are some tips to get you started.  If concerns persist, contact Counseling and Mental Services to make an appointment or explore additional tools.

Take care of your physical wellbeing 

  • Take an exercise class live or on-demand with Campus Recreation
  • Make time for exercise
  • Go outside, take a walk and appreciate your surroundings

Practice healthy media usage

  • Make thoughtful decisions between staying connected and taking a break from social media
  • Schedule specific time to be on social media and set limits using a timer.
  • Create boundaries that enhance your wellbeing.

Get some sleep

  • Study, sleep, eat repeat. 
  • Sleep is an important tool for academic success
  • Schedule consistent hours for sleep.
  • Turn off electronics one hour before bed and sleep in a space with cool or neutral temperature.
  • Avoid large meals, caffeine and alcohol before bedtime.
  • Follow @UTSAHealth for more information about sleep hygiene.

Practice Mindfulness

  • Focus and affirm your feelings.
  • Try deep breathing and meditation
  • Check out the mindfulness library on the TAO self help app. 
Embrace joy and laughter 
  • Engage in an enjoyable hobby. 
  • Treat yourself and choose rewards for practicing self-care.
  • Find new music that contributes to your happiness.
  • Plan a study break to call a friend or family member to share good news from your day.

Tips adapted from Active Minds.

Eight Dimensions of Wellbeing