10 steps to managing your mentality
We can't all feel great all of the time, but when you're feeling blue there are things you can do to give yourself a boost.
Here are a simple few, try them out...
1) Feeling fresh? If you're a little out of sorts get some fresh air - go for a walk, even if it's just to pop to the shop! Alone time will give you chance to reflect on what might be getting you down.
2) Jog on. Seriously, exercise releases feel-good chemicals which will make you feel more positive - AND it'll help you sleep better, feel fresher and look healthier. If weights or cardio really aren't your thing, try yoga?
3) Stop with the shots. Drinking might seem like a good idea but it's definitely not the solution. That killer headache and lack of sleep tomorrow won't help either.
4) Keep in touch. Talking to family and friends will make you feel supported, and might just help you rationalise your issues. It's always helpful to hear a familiar voice.
5) Eat healthy, think healthy. Coffee, chocolates and sugar-coated everything will perk you up for a little while, but water and those 5-a-day will help you feel better for longer. Simple!
6) Keep Calm and Take a Break - A 5 minute break from that essay, an hour away from your laptop doing some exercise, or even a weekend away will give that much needed calming feel.
7) Techno-no-no. Phone, laptop, iPad - put them down! It's not just technology generally but all of those social media posts and celebs success stories can make you feel rubbish.
8) Forget your troubles... by listening to some feel good music and dancing around your room...
9) Do something you're good at - or get creative and try something new. A sport or a new recipe? Accomplishing something always makes you feel great about yourself.
10) Know yourself. Make a list of things you're good at. Once you break that first barrier you'll be half way there. It's guaranteed to boost your mood!
If feelings like this are affecting you, remember you can always speak to your Wellbeing Peer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (please reference your hall in the subject line).
Please be reassured that everything you discuss will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively.
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