Self-Care Basics 101

If you take good care of your mind and body, your mind and body will take great care of you!  This does not have to involve a lot of time or energy on your part.  Taking good care of yourself really just means identifying the personal balance you need among work, sleep, play, physical activity, social time, and quiet time – and making it a priority to maintain that balance.

Some basic practices to add to your day include:

  • Get 7-9 hours of sleep per night
  • Eat several small meals per day
  • Have some social time every day
  • Get outside every day
  • Move your body and/or exercise every day

Free self-help kits in Student Health Services contain information and supplies for:

  • Cold/allergies
  • Cuts/abrasions
  • Headaches
  • Premenstrual Syndrome/PMS
  • Nausea/vomiting

Self-Care Guide

Many illnesses and injuries can be safely and effectively managed at home.  Our self-care guide below is not meant to replace a diagnosis from a health care provider; however, it may help you identify possible caused of your symptoms and how to best treat them at home. 

If you have questions about managing your symptoms at home, please call us at (918) 444-21266 and ask to leave a message for a nurse. 

Please note that it the self-care guide recommends “call your doctor”, come into Student Health Services or call (918) 444-2126.  If Student Health Services is not open, seek care at local urgent care or emergency room, or call 911 if you feel you are having an emergency.   

Remember, the contents of this page are not intended to diagnose, treat, or provide a second opinion on any health issue. This information is not a substitute for the services of medical professionals; users should consult a health care provider for specific medical advice.

*Links to external websites are provided solely for the convenience of users. These sites are not managed by Northeastern State University and the organization assumes no responsibility for their content.


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