Wellbeing is a term that is thrown around a lot, but what exactly does it mean?
In a nutshell, wellbeing is about being healthy and happy with your life as a whole, having a sense of purpose and feeling in control of your choices and decisions.
Not there yet? Don’t worry, there are plenty things you can do to improve your general wellbeing from becoming more resilient, introducing a moment of calm to your daily life, or talking to someone about the issues that are affecting you. At UWTSD we’re here to help.
- Not sure where to start? Take a look at our five simple steps to wellbeing to pick up a few ideas
- Support is available if you need to talk to someone, you can access our free counselling service or sign up to the Big White Wall for 24/7 mental health support including some great self-directed courses
- Be Mindful. Mindfulness is a practice that is proven to reduce stress and anxiety by taking out a few minutes each day to reflect and relax using meditative exercises. Find out more about Mindfulness here
- And don’t underestimate the importance of taking time out to relax, unwind and do nothing. Here are a few apps for you to try which are designed to help;
Meditation can help you to control your emotions and cope better with stress and anxiety, but it takes practice. With over 2000 guided meditations, Insight Timer offers something for everyone whether you’re a meditation beginner or an expert.
Pzizz was designed to help people to overcome insomnia and help them to learn how to take naps. Lack of sleep can have a huge impact on your ability to concentrate and even affect your mental health. If you’ve ever wanted to sleep better, then Pzizz with over 10 billion sleep combinations is the App for you. It’s even been recommended by JK Rowling.
Allowing your mind time to relax can have a positive effect on wellbeing, mental health and creativity. With its selection of stories, relaxing sounds and meditation exercises, Calm has it all, and will transport you to a faraway place. You can get the basic App for free which has plenty of exercises and stories to choose from.
If you use any apps that help your wellbeing let us know @UWTSDStudents