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Work of Art

Work of Art is an emotional wellbeing campaign designed to help you learn skills that enhance resilience and boost happiness. While we planned this to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month in May, we hope it will help you through these challenging times.

Living an emotionally healthy life is an art, but the activities and habits that lead to long-term success are grounded in science: enhancing mindfulness, sharing gratitude, increasing optimism, and strengthening connections – even when separated by distance.

Opt in Today!

Opt in today and log your activity from May 4-31

How does Work of Art work?

Each week you’ll create a unique experience to support your ongoing emotional health and happiness. Log in every week to:

  1. Pick a picture from the gallery or one of your own photos to virtually “paint.”
  2. Take a quick quiz and choose the activities that you’ll be tracking to enhance your emotional wellbeing.
  3. Track your selected activities. As you track progress, your painting will come to life. 

What are the activities?

The activities include science-based ways to increase the following:

  • Mindfulness
  • Gratitude
  • Optimism
  • Social connections

Connect virtually with your coworkers!

Work of Art will have the option to create a team of 4 people to virtually connect with your colleagues. 

How do I earn points?

There are two ways to earn points.

  1. 5 points for answering a quiz question (5 new questions each week)
  2. 10 points for recording a healthy activity (up to 2 activities a day)

Earn 100 points each week to complete your picture and reach the goal. Aim for 400 points over the four-week challenge.

When can I start logging?

Log your activity from May 4-31. Log in every week to take the quiz and see what new activities are available to boost happiness and cultivate resilience.

Who is eligible to join Work of Art?

UT SELECT and UT CONNECT health insurance plan members who are at least 18 years old.

 


Past Traveling Trophy Winners:

The UT System Physical Activity Challenge has been a Living Well tradition since 2008. The winner of each challenge has earned the “Traveling Trophy” that is passed on to the new winner in the following year. Beginning in 2015, we award three Traveling Trophies—one each for the small, medium, and large-sized winning institutions.

Fall 2019 Winners, Keep UT Active:

Small Institution:  UT System Administration  
Medium Institution:  UT Health San Antonio
Large Institution:  UTHealth Houston

Spring 2019 Winners, Spring into Motion:

Small Institution:  UT System Administration  
Medium Institution:  UT Health San Antonio
Large Institution:  UTHealth at Houston

Fall 2018 Winners, Yo Ho Ho:

Small Institution:  UT Permian Basin 
Medium Institution:  UT Health San Antonio
Large Institution:  UTHealth at Houston

Spring 2018 Winners, Keep UT Active:

Small Institution:  UT Permian Basin 
Medium Institution:  UT Health San Antonio
Large Institution:  UTHealth at Houston

Fall 2017 Winners, Health Trails:

Small Institution:  UT Permian Basin 
Medium Institution:  UT Health San Antonio
Large Institution:  UTHealth at Houston

Spring 2017 Winners:

Small Institution:  UT Permian Basin 
Medium Institution:  UT Dallas
Large Institution:  UTHealth at Houston  

2016 Winners, Walktober:

Small Institution:  UT Permian Basin 
Medium Institution:  UT Health Science Center Houston  
Large Institution:  UT Austin

2015 Winners:

Small Institution: UT System Administration
Medium Institution: UT Health Science Center Houston
Large Institution: UT Medical Branch Galveston

2014: UT Pan American
2013: UT Pan American
2012: UT System Administration
2010: UT San Antonio
2009: UT Tyler 
2008: UT Health Science Center San Antonio