University can be an amazing experience but its likely that you will experience stress at some point. From deadlines and exams, to balancing studying with working and your social life, sometimes you may need to take some time your yourself. Whether you’re in your first year, or your final year, self care can boost productivity, mood and happiness. But what should you be doing to help take care of you during your student years?

What are the most effective tips for student self care?

  1. Take some screen free time- with lectures and classes being mainly online recently, as well as a lot of your socialisation, you have probably been glued to your screen for months. And that’s without including the time spent doom scrolling, or comparing your lockdown achievements to others. Some screen free time can be difficult to fit in, but it can also be worth it just to bring some peace and calm. Oh, screen free doesn’t just mean put the phone down to watch TV, it means no screen at all. Even just half an hour a day can make a big difference.
  2. Get some sleep- in our latest blog we looked at the benefits of sleep for students, and why a great nights sleep is so important. So why not make the effort to get to bed a little earlier, even just for a couple of nights a week. We’re sure you’ll appreciate the benefits.
  3. Get outside- leaving the student housing or halls and enjoying the fresh air can be a great way to take care of your mental wellbeing. Even a short walk can help clear your thoughts and provide a much needed reset for your day. And it’s Spring! You can enjoy the flowers in Avenham or Miller Park, and even support local businesses with a coffee or snack to go.

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