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If you notice your intrapersonal wellbeing is feeling depleted, try the resources linked below. Additional exercises will be unlocked periodically, so check back again next month to see what has been added. 

In the meantime, reach out for professional help if you sense you might need it. Student Life and/or Health Services can help locate the best in-person resources for you. 

Stress Reduction Techniques

Often, students first pay attention to their wellbeing when they're stressed. If you know your stress is negatively impacting daily life, try a couple of these stress reduction techniques and see which technique helps you most. 

Building Resilience Exercises

Author Courtney Ackerman says resilience is not "the absence of distress or difficulty—resilience is the ability to adapt and grow following adversity. The person showing little emotional distress in difficulty is not necessarily displaying resilience. The person who fails and feels intense negative emotions, yet tries again the next day, is displaying resilience." Here are some intial steps you can take to build your internal resilience: 

  • First, learn what resilience is. Then, ask yourself:
  • What did I learn from this?
  • What do I need in the future?
  • What could possibly go right?

Music to influence Wellbeing

Bethel's Music Department is graciously partnering with the Center for Wellbeing to provide music that positively influences various dimensions of wellbeing. Find your headphones, kick back, and let the music move your soul.

Spiritual wellbeing

Relational wellbeing

Cognitive wellbeing

Spiritual Disciplines

One of the many gifts of the Christian faith is that drawing near to God supports us through good and challenging times. Consider trying one of these spiritual practices for a day or week, and notice how it enhances your wellbeing.

Self-Assessment Tools

It helps to pause each month and ask yourself: How is my wellbeing? Am I living the life I desire to live? The following tools or exercises can help you assess your life today.