Episode 65: WRAP Planning for College Students Part 1 – Wellness Toolbox

Introduction
 
Week #5, time to check in on goals
WRAP for school document available here. Download, print it up, and complete it over the course of the semester
Today’s Topic – Wellness Tools to put in your Toolbox
  • Exercise
  • Meditation/Mindfulness
  • Friends
  • Family
  • Pets
  • Hobbies
  • Sleep
  • Music
  • Things that are inherently “you”
  • Knowing what to avoid can be just as important as knowing what to

Home Exercise this week

  • Print the Academic WRAP Plan. Create a list of Wellness activities that you can “put in your toolbox/arsenal” to keep yourself well while in college.
Previous week’s home exercises
  1. Set a SMART goal with an approximate completion date of 3-4 months from now. It may help to think about your goal in terms of wellness.
  2. Complete the Personal Medicine Worksheet (link above), considering how it relates to your goal.
  3. Tell one other person about the goal you intend to achieve this semester. This accountability trick helps make the goal “real” if you’ve been holding it inside of you up until now, and also serves as a means to get started if you haven’t already.
  4. Tackle the scariest step of your goal that’s within reach. Time to make some real progress. Be fearless in your pursuit of that goal.
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