Highlights of the week (17)

Finding it hard to look after yourself and  stay productive as a remote learner ? 

Follow this link below to our welfare series which contains multiple episodes on mental health topics and discussions with special guests.

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Maintaining a healthy sleep cycle

In these unprecedented times as remote learners one of the biggest challenges we face is the blurred line between work hours and personal time.This can result in poor sleep schedules/routines, which can have a huge impact on our lives mentally and physically.
Top Tips
Resist all-night study sessions.
Make your bedroom conducive for sleep.
Limit alcohol before bedtime.
Establish a bedtime routine.
Cut the caffeine.
Turn off electronics.
Set a sleep schedule

Introduce mindfulness and breathing exercises in your daily routines for better sleep in the evenings
Follow our video below:

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Stress Management: Doing Progressive Muscle Relaxation(PMR)

Have you ever had an aching back or pain in your neck when you were anxious or stressed? When you have anxiety or stress in your life, one of the ways your body responds is with muscle tension. Progressive muscle relaxation is a method that helps relieve that tension.

How it works

In progressive muscle relaxation, you tense a group of muscles as you breathe in, and you relax them as you breathe out. You work on your muscle groups in a certain order.

Follow our video below:

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Getting Started with Mindfulness:

Have you tried practicing  mindfulness before?  Well don't worry if you haven't, as our SU Welfare Team have put together a quick tutorial on getting started while at home.

Mindfulness practices can help us to increase our ability to regulate emotions, decrease stress, anxiety and the onset of depression. It can also help us to focus our attention on important things, as well as to observe our thoughts and feelings without judgment.

Check out this quick intro below:

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