Try and get your 5-a-day to improve your wellbeing and feel great. Did you know you can boost your wellbeing by doing five simple steps? All these activities are proven to give benefits to boost your ability to copy with every day stresses. Start by checking the list or watch the video below to see how many you are already doing.
With the people around you. With family, friends and course mates. At home, university, work or in your local community. Think of these as cornerstones of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support & enrich you every day.
Go for a walk or run. Join a club. Step outside. Cycle. Play a Game. Participate in Give it a Go or the Students’ Union Leagues. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness.
Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters you.
Try something fun and new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up with one of the SU societies. Sign up to be a course rep or media volunteer. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food. Set a challenge you enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.
Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, as linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.