How to Improve Your Mental Wellbeing

Staying on top of your mental health and making sure it’s in top shape is highly important for both your studies and your day to-day-life. Here are some things you can do to improve your mental well-being and give yourself a brain boost!

Relax and Do Activities You Find Fun

Sometimes things may pile up and become stressful and overwhelming. When this happens it’s perfectly fine to take a step back for a day or two and spend time relaxing and enjoying things you find fun to do. Taking your mind off of work or school is needed every now and then and will help to boost productivity once you come back with a fresh mind.


Spend Time in Nature

Being close to nature is a great escape, not only as it’s beautiful to look at, but it can also be incredibly relaxing. Try spending time outdoors on a walk somewhere with lots of nature, even sitting in the park or having a picnic will give you that boost you need.


Connect With Others

Sometimes, talking to others or just seeing someone we know and trust can hugely improve how we feel. Over time, not seeing people enough may make you feel like you are alone, which will likely negatively impact your mental health. There are plenty of people around to talk to and relax with, especially in university. There are many other students that are likely experiencing similar things and would also appreciate someone talking to them. You might even make some wonderful friends along the way!


Make Sure to Look After Your Physical Health

Your physical health is just as important as your mental health, so it’s vital to keep healthy and get out every now and then to exercise. Your brain releases chemicals when exercising that lift your mood and make you feel much better.


Get Enough Sleep

Getting enough sleep is absolutely crucial to maintaining your mental health as it allows you to be more prepared and efficient with your study time. Most adults need around 7-8 hours of sleep each night which has a multitude of health benefits that range from getting sick less to even reducing stress and improving your overall mood for the day.


Write Things Down

Writing things down, especially tasks, can help reduce stress, as you will know exactly what to do and when to do it. Noting down worries is also good for your stress as it can alleviate the pressure of all the thoughts swirling around in your head. This allows you to look at the problem directly and rationally once it's written down.


Do Something Creative to Keep Your Mind Occupied

Doing something creative such as arts or crafts is incredibly beneficial for your mental well-being, as it allows your mind to be free and lets you to express yourself however you like. On top of that, there are plenty of ways you can express yourself with creative arts such as painting, music or even photography. All of these have amazing benefits to you and will help boost your mood.


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