Wellbeing Tips

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Rebecca, a modern languages student, shares her wellbeing tips.


Setting yourself a regular sleep schedule can be hard (trust me, I have tried!) However, getting enough quality sleep is fundamental for good wellbeing. Adults generally need seven hours of sleep a night to be able to function well the next day, so I recommend setting up a regular sleep pattern that you can stick to throughout the year. To help with this, set sleep reminders and switch off mobile devices at least 30 minutes before bed.


Getting enough exercise can be a struggle for busy students, however university is the perfect place to take up a new sport (meaning you can make exercise fun and meet new people!) Exercise has been proven to improve sleep quality, manage stress, and improve mood, meaning it’s a great thing to incorporate into your life to help boost your wellbeing! If you are interested in free recreational sports sessions, visit the Bath Active website.

Scheduling downtime

As students, it is sometimes easy to get carried away with our work and not give ourselves time to relax and do things we enjoy. Scheduling some time each day to do something you enjoy, such as a hobby, watching a tv show or reading a book will force you to take a step back from your work and let allow you relax. This can help to prevent burnout and help to manage your stress levels as a busy student.


Socialising can be a great distraction from stress. It's also a great way for you to check in on your friend’s wellbeing and for you to be honest about your own feelings and confide in someone if you need to. Socialising can also boost your mood and reduce feelings of loneliness, so try to incorporate socialising into your weekly schedule – this could be a casual meetup for coffee with a friend or meeting new people at a society or sports social.


One of my favourite wellbeing tips is to spend time in nature. Spending time in nature can help you to relax, manage stress levels, improve your mood and it can also provide an opportunity to meet with friends or exercise, so I recommend spending some time outside at least once a day to help maintain both mental and physical wellbeing! The University has some great opportunities to take part in outdoor activities such as dog walking and gardening, which you can sign up to using MySkills.

For more information on mental health and wellbeing, visit the Mind website and follow the Student Support social media accounts:

Instagram and Twitter: @BathStuSupport

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