Peer Support at Western University

Happy Monday Mustangs!! Now that exams have officially begun, we want to remind you to take care of yourself and your peers! Exams are a stressful time, and there are lots of resources on campus available for everyone. Come to the Weldon Wellness booth to check them out, chat with peer support volunteers, and remember to tell a friend 💜 #UWO #motivationmonday

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We are almost at the finishing line for our Wellness Wednesday posts! Today is a big one, emotional wellness. Emotional wellness includes being aware of and accepting our feelings, having an optimistic approach to life, and enjoying life, despite the bumps along the road. Here are some ways you can improve and maintain your emotional wellness.

1. Accept yourself. Be aware of your feelings, and don’t deny them. Once you have accepted what you are feeling, you can start to unde...rstand why you are feeling that way, and decide on how you would like to act in response to those feelings.
2. Learn to accept change. Change is inevitable, and with change comes opportunities for growth. Thing of change as a positive experience. Some changes are hard, but the more positive mindset you have and the more in tune you are with your feelings, the better you will be able to handle it.
3. If you are experiencing emotional difficulty, reach out! Almost everyone experiences emotional difficulty at some point in their lives, and it is not always advantageous to try to solve it alone. If you don’t want to reach out to a professional service, even talking with a close friend may help (or come talk with us in the Peer Support Centre, we’re always here to listen)!
4. Be positive. It is easy to get caught up in the negative, but having a negative mindset will often make things worse. Surround yourself with people who make you feel good, and aspire to be a good person yourself.

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