Take care of your Health and Wellbeing
Now that some of the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions have been lifted slightly it is the perfect time to take care of your Health and Wellbeing to make sure you get the most out of your learning.
Have a good sleeping routine
- Regular sleep and wake times.
- Reduce screen time before bed.
- Do something relaxing before bed like yoga or reading.
- Use an alarm clock rather than your phone, to reduce temptation to sit and scroll in the morning.
- Keep your room tidy and change your bedsheets regularly.
- Write down to-dos and worries before bed so it’s easier to switch off.
Think about the food you eat
- Eat a balanced diet; check out this resource from the Blurt Foundation which gives helpful tips on how to use diet to boost your wellbeing.
- Treat yourself!
- Cook for yourself and learn a new skill.
- Drink lots of water.
Be mindful of your environment
- Clean and declutter.
- Spend time outdoors in the fresh air and nature.
- Take in the beauty of your surroundings.
- Go for a walk or a bike ride.
- Try something gentle like yoga or pilates.
- Take up a team sport and get to know other people.
Do something you enjoy
- Volunteer - check out this article from Student Hubs about how volunteering can benefit mental health. Find out how you can get involved in volunteering by talking to your university volunteering office; Student Hubs or local volunteer centre.
- Do something creative: draw, scrapbook, write, knit, dance, play an instrument.
- Play a board game or a computer game.
- Read a book or blog.
- Watch your favourite TV show or film.
- Listen to music that makes you happy.
- Meditate or try mindfulness - this TED talk provides an informative introduction to the ideas behind mindfulness.
Spend time with people or make time for yourself
- Catch up with family and friends from home.
- Do something you enjoy with friends.
- Spend time with a pet.
- Take some ‘me time’ and relax.
- Plan a fun day for yourself and do the things you enjoy.
- Learn a new skill or take part in some learning of the things you enjoy.