Top tips for your wellbeing

Top tips to look after your wellbeing

Here are a few tips you could try to improve your overall health and a self-help guide to help you achieve this

  • Create and maintain a schedule

  • Meditate

  • Get some fresh air regularly 

  • Communicate your concern to family and friends

  • Don't drink alcohol in excess

Having a healthy and well balanced meal improves both your physical and mental health. It helps you stay positive, boosts your mood and helps you to think clearly. The same can be said for drinking enough water, make sure you are staying hydrated. You can always bring a reusable bottle to the university, you can fill up your water bottle at one of the stations listed below:

  • Blue met lounge (Holloway)

  • The junctions (Holloway)

  • The atrium (Aldgate)

Get plenty of rest

Taking the time to relax is very important, but with everyday life taking a hold we can forget to do this. Taking regular breaks throughout the day to just relax will help you improve your mood and help you manage your stress levels. It is always good to take time out and just focus on yourself.

You should go for a long walk, listen to music or even relax in bed and binge a series on  Netflix. Everyone has their own ways of relaxing so you should find something that works for you. The Students’ Union offers free tea and coffee every morning at both our campuses, we also provide a space for you to relax, play some games or even have lunch.

Keep active

Keeping active is a great way to improve your overall fitness and, studies have shown that exercising can treat mild to moderate depression as effectively as antidepressant medication. It helps relieve your stress and tension through release of endorphins.

It may be worth joining a student group, The SU provides access to over 50 student groups, this includes sports which you can compete against other universities and societies which you can join to meet like minded individuals. You can also create your own student group, you can find more information here

Looking after your physical health can help reduce stress, we encourage all students to take part in the activities provided by the university's Fitness and Wellbeing team. You can book yourself into classes or gym sessions.

You can find a list of the available classes here 

Be Mindful

By being mindful we don’t mean just meditating, we also mean being mindful of others and being non-judgemental towards your peers. Taking the time out to understand others and yourself, being able to be as reflective as possible. 

Why is it important?:

  • Build a deeper connection / Stronger relationships

  • Understanding your peers better

  • Better mood

  • Stress reduction

  • Better focus

Talk about it

Talking about what is on your mind can be a healthy release, the university offers a counselling service, they offer emotional support. They also provide additional opportunities for personal development to all our student throughout the year. They organise workshops on various personal issues, including exam anxiety, relaxation, stopping smoking, stress management, motivation, goal setting

Please reach out if you need someone to talk to, you can book an appointment by emailing them studentservices@londomet.ac.uk


Click here to see our Self-help Guide

 

If you need any more support, or have any questions, please feel free to contact us at theadviceservice.su@londonmet.ac.uk or our contact us form.

 

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