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SPS Self Love Week: How to Practice Self Love

SPS Student Support, Student Wellness, and Student Life hosted a number of events in February as part of Self Love Week, from a mask-making session to a workshop on balancing priorities. 

The events were curated along a common theme: our students' success and wellness are rooted in self care.

Valentines Charity Event
Students participated in donation and card-sending events, benefiting senior citizens and hospitalized children. A service drive was set up with Wish of a Lifetime’s Cupid Crew, Heart of DinnerCards for Hospitalized Kids(CFHK), and the Ronald McDonald House. 

Self Compassion: Embracing Your Authentic Self 
Self-compassion is defined as "extending compassion to one's self in instances of perceived inadequacy, failure, or general suffering." This workshop explored this topic and ways to integrate self compassion into our everyday life. 

We Wear the Mask - Face Mask Craft & Kente Cloth History
Students learned the history of kente cloth fabric and enjoyed step-by-step instructions on how to create your own, unique face mask. 

Virtual Broadway Dance Party
Students learned original Broadway choreography from cast members of the Broadway classic, Chicago.  

Balancing Priorities Workshop 
Managing work, life, school and other responsibilities can be a challenge, which is why Student Wellness and Student Support are here to help! Join us for a discussion on balancing priorities and what you can do to find the equilibrium between your personal life and professional work.

The week concluded with a round-up of wellness tips shared with the community: 

1. Build positive affirmations

Affirmations are positive statements that can help you to challenge and overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts. When you repeat them often, and believe in them, you can start to make positive changes.

2. Reach out and stay connected

Connect with loved ones and/or professional resources for support and ongoing care. Professional help is available 24/7 through Counseling and Psychological Services, NYC Well, and Crisis Text Line

3. Celebrate your successes

Schedule some time to write down accomplishments you have achieved, both small and large. The more you can see how much you have achieved the more you will recognize what you are capable of achieving. Small successes each day add up! 

4. Nourish your body

Move your body regularly, get plenty of sleep, avoid drugs and alcohol, and try to eat healthy, balanced meals. Create habits that are healthy and unique to your interests and abilities. 

5. Practice daily gratitude 

When you make the effort to recognize small moments of gratitude each day you find more and more things to be grateful for--including your own abilities and accomplishments. 

Schedule a Wellness Chat with The Office of Student Wellness to explore ways to integrate these tips into your own daily practice, and learn more about the wellness resources available to our students.