The emotional dimension requires ongoing self-examination and includes the ability to:

Practices that demonstrate emotional wellness include:

Tips and resources for enhancing your emotional wellness

Feeling stressed?  Take a mental break and treat yourself to a massage, a good book (Fort Vancouver Regional Library) or find a quiet spot to journal (benefits of journaling).

Having trouble staying focused?  Take a mini break and take a walk to clear your mind.  You are sure to be more productive when you return.  Follow the Penguin Paths at Clark, marked with penguin feet, to add more steps to your day.

Been sitting at your desk too long? Research shows that sitting for prolonged periods may increase risk for developing heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer, and has been coined “the new smoking” in terms of health risks (Mayo Clinic). To counteract the negative health effects of a sedentary lifestyle, try a “sit for 60, move for 3” intervention! For every 60 minutes you sit, do one or more of the following for up to 3 minutes:

(For your health and safety, always consult with a qualified medical professional before beginning any exercise program)

Reserve a three week transferrable license to Lynda.com and learn how to limit your stress by managing your time more effectively.  Lynda.com offers high-quality instructional courses taught by industry experts in a convenient online, on-demand format. Contact kerguson@clark.edu to request a license.

Take advantage of a wide range of free health and wellness tools, plus confidential clinical support for assistance with stress, anxiety, anger management, grief, loss, relationship issues and more through the college’s Employee Assistance Program

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency, please call the Clark County Crisis line at 360.696.9560 or 800.273.TALK (8255).