Are you tired? Feeling stressed? Looking for ways to relax? You’re at the right place.
Get plenty of sleep
I know this may be harder for people who have long hours of school/work, but sleeping is probably one of the most important processes to help your body restore. Your whole body – muscle, brain, immune system… everything – heals during sleeping. A good night’s sleep could also mean an increase in productivity and performance.
I’m sure everyone likes listening to music. No matter what type of music you love, I always find that it is a good way to unwind myself after a busy day. Listening to slow, relaxing music could also help you to get better sleep.
Do something you like
Watch movies, read a book, take a warm bath, have a walk in the park, have some fresh air, have a cup of tea… anything, even it’s just a small thing you want to do at the moment. You need to give yourself a break from time to time. If possible, stop what you’re doing now, forget what you’re stressing about and enjoy the moment.
Exercise / Yoga
If you’re stressed, exercise and yoga can help you to stretch your body and loosen your tight muscles. If you have a favourite sport, go for it! Or if you want something that you can easily do at home, you may also practise breathing exercises which will help you to clear your mind.
Get help when needed
If you are tired, stressed and struggle to deal with it, please look for help. The doors are always open. University College Birmingham’s Wellbeing Team is always here to help, and if you need further assistance, you can also contact your GP or professionals.
Remember, it is extremely important to take care of your health. Both your physical and mental health should be the first priority.
See you next week.