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8 Steps to Improve Your General Wellbeing

8 Steps to Improve Your General Wellbeing

Chantal Smith
Chantal Smith
8 Steps to Improve Your General Wellbeing

Follow these tips to nurture your wellbeing and increase your resilience.

  1. Share
    Don’t keep things bottled up. Talking about your feelings with friends, family
    or your teacher or Head of Year is not a sign of weakness but of taking
    charge of your own wellbeing.
  2. Balance studying with other activities
    Follow your passions and keep up your hobbies. You need a break from
    your studies.
  3. Accept who you are
    You are unique, don’t compare yourself to other people. Each person is on
    a different journey and following their own path.
  4. Be kind to yourself and others 
    Helping others makes you feel better about yourself, even something as
    small as a smile, a thank you or a kind word. Everyone appreciates an act
    of kindness.
  5. Get active
    Regular exercise can boost your self-esteem, help you concentrate and
    improve your sleep. Walk, cycle, dance or try something completely new.
    It’s a great way to make new friends too.
  6. Eat healthily
    There are strong links between what we eat and how we feel. Eat regular
    meals and make sure you get some fruit and veg in every day.
  7. Sleep well.  Sleep is important to your physical and mental health. Sleep improves
    memory and concentration, reduces stress and anxiety. You should be
    aiming for between seven and nine hours of sleep each night.
  8. Unplug
    Switch off phones and social media for a short time each day. A change of
    scene is good for mental health. Go for a walk, sit, think and breathe.

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