After some well-earned time off during student vacation, it’s time to dive back into Trimester 2!
As you resume your studies, it’s still important to take time to look after yourself. The Library has the following tips on how to prioritise your wellbeing while studying:
You don’t need to exercise as if you’re training for the next Olympics, but moderate, regular physical activity will make a big difference in how you feel. Keeping active can improve your stress levels, quality of sleep and concentration; it can also ease symptoms of anxiety and depression. The best approach is to find an activity you enjoy and make it into a regular habit.
If you’re low on motivation, something simple like stretching between study sessions or getting away from your computer during breaks can also help.
Find out more at the Healthy Living webpage.
Your mental wellbeing is just as important as your physical wellbeing, and there are different ways you can keep your mental health in check. Meditation and mindfulness can reduce stress and help manage your emotions—with assignments looming and course readings to keep on top of, mindful practices could be helpful!
Making time for yourself and your own interests or hobbies is an easy way to look after your mental wellbeing, whether it’s putting down your phone and relaxing with a cup of coffee, having an afternoon nap or setting aside the stress of that assignment while you watch an episode of your favourite show.
Check out these free self-help websites and apps.
While it’s good to spend time alone to focus or recharge, sometimes you need to break out of your study bubble. Try reaching out to friends, family or even your university classmates for a chat. Or why not organise a group study session? Even if you can’t meet up in person, a phone call or video meeting is a great alternative.
Book a study space at the Library or visit the Mental Wellness webpage to talk to a counsellor or other professional.
Need more help?
Visit the Student Support webpage to see the various support services available from Griffith.