During exam season it is important to ensure that you continue to take good care of your wellbeing. Practicing self-care is a great way to sustain a healthy wellbeing and to give yourself a break whilst studying.
Try implementing these 5 simple actions into your daily life, to help build resilience and boost your wellbeing. These actions are known as the 5 Ways to Wellbeing:
Take some time out from your studies to connect. Connecting with others is a great way to boost your mood and improve your wellbeing. There are so many ways to connect including spending time with friends or family, checking in on your neighbour, or hanging out with your pets.
Go outside and be active. We spend a lot of time sitting in front of screens and studying, so it’s important that we remember to get outside and be active. Choose a physical activity that you enjoy – that way you‘ll have more fun! Going for a walk, dancing, swimming and running are just a few examples of ways to be active.
Learn something new separate from your studies. As students, we spend a lot of time learning, but it’s important to take a break to learn something completely different to what we study. Learning new things helps you to become more confident and is a great excuse to have some fun. So go on try something new, you never know you could be a pro.
Give is all about giving to others, it feels good and is a simple and rewarding way to enhance your wellbeing. There are heaps of ways that you can give to others including, donating your time to a charity, offering to go shopping for a neighbour, or becoming involved in a community group.
Exam season is a busy time, therefore it is important to take some time out to take notice. Take notice of your surroundings, of the changing seasons, and how you are feeling. Yoga, meditation and deep breathing are some great ways that you can become more mindful and aware of the world around you.