Welcome to Healthy McGill!
Healthy McGill connects you to support and resources to help you achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We recognize that 'healthy' means something different to everyone and encourage you to make decisions that are right for you.
Healthy McGill is an initiative of Student Services.
Self Care Challenge
The 4th annual #SelfCareChallenge is coming up! Participate in the #SelfCareChallenge to learn how to maintain your own mental, physical, and social wellbeing as well as contribute to a healthier campus community. Every day, from February 6 to February 17, we will suggest five different self care actions. Choose, one, two, all five, or do your own self care and show or tell us about it using #SelfCareChallenge. Find out more here by checking out our Facebook event for the list of the self care activities.
Sign up here to be entered for a grand prize draw for gift certificates to Lola Rosa, drop-in rec classes at the gym, and more.
WHAT IS SELF CARE?
So what is self care and why is it important? Self care consists of actions and attitudes which can contribute to the maintenance of well-being and personal health. Activities like showering, doing your dishes, and getting out of bed can contribute to your self care, as can other activities like spending time with loved ones, being active, and taking time for yourself. Self care is not one size fits all and can look different to different people. Self care doesn’t have to be something that costs money or takes up lots of time.
While self care is a part of maintaining well-being, it’s important to seek out other support and resources as needed, and recognize that there are a lot of factors that can influence how you’re feeling. As with everything at Healthy McGill, we advocate for you finding and doing what's right for you.
WHY A CHALLENGE?
This challenge is to get you thinking and potentially engaging in self care when you might not, like during midterms. It’s also about encouraging you to try new types of self care that you might not have considered before. Remember, you don't have to do all five or even one each day. Feel free to make up your own self care and let us all know what works best for you!
SHARE YOUR SELF CARE
Post here on Facebook: @https://www.facebook.com/healthymcgill
Tweet us @healthymcgill: https://twitter.com/healthymcgill
Show us your stuff @healthymcgill: http://instagram.com/healthymcgill
Snap us @healthymcgill
Tell us discreetly via email: health [dot] promotion [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Keep in mind if your social media of choice is set to private we won’t be able to see it- send us a message and we’d be happy to follow you!
Join us on February 20, 12pm-2pm, in room 5001 of the Brown Building to reward yourself for participating in the #SelfCareChallenge. There will be snacks, stretching, mocktails, and more self care activities and treats.
Choose your activities and prepare for some serious self care!