Managing your wellbeing.
Here are a few tips to help young people cope with the stresses and strains of life, whether they are just starting with us or students revising for their exams.
Physical health – doing exercise everyday will improve your concentration, memory and help you feel good and boost your confidence. https://www.nhs.uk/change4life is a website that can help you to improve your fitness and activity levels.
Nutrition – eating a healthy diet will help to keep your energy levels and concentration high. A healthy diet includes complex carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats, low sugar snacks and plenty of water. A great website to help you to find out how to eat and drink more healthily is https://www.nhs.uk/change4life
Rest & recovery – it is important for adults and children to have time for rest, relaxation and “down time” as it can help us rebuild and revive ourselves. Rest and relaxation help to improve our productivity & concentration.
Sleep – Getting enough sleep will reduce anxiety and stress while at the same time improving alertness and attention span. Older students should get 8 – 9 hours’ sleep each night, while younger students need more. However old you are, make sure you stop using electronic devices at least an hour before bedtime, to help you get to sleep.
Stress management – Try to create personal strategies to help you to cope with anxiety or stress. Examples include breathing techniques, taking time out, mindfulness, talking to friends or physical activity.
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