Moving away from home can seem lonely and with Freshers’ week parties taking place and University deadlines approaching, how can we remember to look after ourselves?
Diet and Exercise
Diet and exercise is the best place to start, making sure you are eating 3 healthy and nutritious meals a day (not just super noodles and fish finger sandwiches) and moving for at least 30 minutes a day. However, Self-care isn’t just about exercise and healthy diet, although this is a big part of it, it is also important to remember to look after our mental wellbeing.
There are some great social activities and clubs that you can join that do not involve alcohol. University life is all about balance, doing too much work or not doing enough can make you feel stressed. How we spend our time and who we spend our time with has a huge impact on how we see the world, make sure you have some healthy creative activities and socialise with those who support you- remember proximity is power!
Unfortunately this does not mean heading to the pub for those special cocktail prices but indulging in a whole hour dedicated to you. Spending one hour a week doing something that you love and makes you smile will benefit your wellbeing and happiness hugely. Set yourself a day each week that you dedicate as your happiness hour. Such a small amount of time can create a big impact.