5 Ways to Wellbeing

Life as a student often makes us put our own health and wellbeing second to getting that assignment done or revising for the end of semester exams. But make sure you get time to work on yourself as well as your studies.

Here are a few tips and tricks on how to focus on your own mental health...

 


 

1. Connect and socialise - Develop relationships with your friends and the people around you

- A good way to do this is to join a society, www.upsu.com/societies/ get involved in a sport or come down to our Students' Union Events such as Karaoke night. 

2. Be Active - Get involved in our sporting opportunities or active societies

-  The SU offers a range of opportunities to keep active, from our Sports Clubs to our Sports Centre www.upsu.com/sports/. If this is not for you, Plymouth is a great city for going on a run or taking a long walk. Even walking to and from lectures can be a great way of keeping active! Find the activity you enjoy and make it a part of your weekly routine.

3. Learn Something New -  Make yourself proud

- Learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and help you meet new people and develop new relationships. The SU has over 60 societies for you to try out and frequent Give It A Go Sessions www.upsu.com/ents/. When else will you get the opportunity to find out if you will be the world's next best DJ or dancer? 

4. Give to Others – Volunteering

 - Even the smallest acts, from giving someone a compliment to cooking your friend's dinner has proven to improve your mental wellbeing and help you build new social networks. The SU has numerous volunteering opportunities for you to get involved with. www.upsu.com/volunteer/

5. Take Notice of the World around You - Stop and Focus on the Present 

-  Reminding yourself to ‘take notice’ can strengthen and broaden awareness. Studies have shown that being aware of what is taking place in the present directly enhances your well-being and savouring ‘the moment’ can help to reaffirm your life priorities, rather than worrying about your workload and focusing on being stressed. A good way to do this is to have a 'clear the clutter' day in your house. A clean house is a clean mind after all.