We thought we'd put together some resources for you during this uncertain time. We hope you find them helpful.
1. Check in with yourself! & download a wellness App!
- Headspace: offering a new series called ‘Weathering the Storm’ to manage how we might be feeling at this unexpected and uncertain time.
- Sanvellois offering free premium access during the Corona period/ offers on-demand help for stress, anxiety, and depression.
- Moodpath: is the leading mental health app to guide you toward emotional well-being (available to download for free)
- Mind Ease: scientifically proven exercises to relieve stress and anxiety in under 10 minutes (free)
- Action for Happiness:your daily companion for a happier life. You’ll receive simple, daily action ideas designed to help you boost your own wellbeing and spread more happiness to others around you too.
- Calm: They have a mission to make the world a happier and healthier place, so they’re app’s designed for an app for sleep, meditation and relaxation
2. Think abundantly & reframe this time into something positive.
- Reframing our thoughts is a powerful first step to accepting the current situation and making the most out of this time. The media’s job is to focus on the negatives and the uncertainties, but, for the sake of your own sanity, focus on the positives. Think abundantly.
- What can this time BRING you? How can this time allow you to be a BETTER friend/daughter/sister? How can you use this time to HELP and SUPPORT others?
- Understand that while this period has taken a lot away from us, it has given us a lot too. GIVEN us MORE TIME to connect with family and family (in person or online), TIME to prioritize our health (mental and physical), TIME to reflect on past achievements and plan ambitiously for the future, and so much more.
- For inspiration, read Bill Gate’s beautiful words on what this turbulent time can bring us as a time of reflection, and a reminder that we are all equal, regardless of our culture, religion, occupation, financial situation. That we are all connected and something that affects one person has an effect on another.Reminding us of the shortness of life. Reminding us of how precious our health is. And 10 more poignant points.
3. Add yourself to some online communities!
If you’re a student at the University of Bath, make sure to add yourself to the Corona Communityby our SU officers on Facebook. Virtual pub-quiz, Tom's home workouts, and apparently a home-version of Score, are sure to keep you entertained!
If you’re feeling your productivity slip a little, you’re definitely not alone and there’s things to help (and yes, exercise is one of them). https://www.instagram.com/millennial.therapist/
Read for more advice…(*all the information might not apply to you so read them with a pinch of salt)
Tips for Good study Habits during Covid-19
Tips for studying online and at home for university students
Adjusting your study habits during COVID
Our main practical takeaways…
- Don’t stay in your pyjamas all day, it’s a mind-set thing. Put on a fresh pair of clothes for a new day, and you’re setting yourself up for a day of success. Don’t stay in your room all day either. If you can go outside, go outside (even if that’s just to the living room for a change of scenery).
- Create a routine (yes, not the first or probably last time you’ll hear that one). Doesn’t have to be, and most likely won’t be the same as the one you had at uni, but that’d ok, see what works for you now. Schedule and block off time for: 1) academic work, 2) exercise & 3) relaxation.
- Create your own designated ‘work space’ & put your headphones on. We’ve proven that you remember more efficiently in the same setting in which you learn, so corner off a part of your room, or your corner of the kitchen table, as a work-only zone. Ever-time you come back to it you enforce that memory in your mind, and it becomes easier to work next time. Plus, the headphones just let any family/friends know you’re too busy to be disturbed.
- Be forgiving on yourself, its ok to be anxious, lots of things have and are constantly changed in the world, and consequently in your work routine and life in general, so you need to give yourself time to adjust.
A couple of our favourites…
Yoga with Adriene.
FB community with daily workouts (during the COVID period).
5. Take this extra time to do some long-term life planning & start a new habit!
Answering open-ended questions about yourself give will you new, important insights.
Create a life-improvement plan that will become your road map for achieving your most important goals.
The Goal Trainer: discover ten steps to effective goal setting
YearCompass is a booklet that helps close your year and plan the next one.
Everyone has a habit they’ve been meaning to start for the last forever, so why not just start it now? This Habit Creation System is sure to help you along the way…
There’s more to life than Netflix (we promise). Pick up that book you’ve been meaning to read (or even venture into poetry?), read a new blog (write for a new blog?).
Poetry: Rupi Kaur is one of our favourites for poetry :)
Books: in need of some inspiration? Check out '9 inspiring Leadership books for Women'
Check out ‘Add These 18 Inspiring Leadership Books For Women To Your Reading List
1. What Will It Take To Make A Woman President?
2. I Am Malala
3. Letter To My Daughter
4. We Should All Be Feminists
We recently discovered the blog ‘NewGrad’ – started by a female Australian graduate who didn’t know what she wanted to do after university (we can definitely relate!). Since then she’s created an online community with lots of different students contributing to her blog! – definitely check it out www.newgrad.co.uk Stay updated you can sign up to her weekly newsletter and follow them on social media
Newsletter: https://forms.gle/ifxgqacModHxPE4a8 (just fill in the google with your their email address and you’ll be added to the mailing list!)
Their website www.newgrad.co.uk
Their Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/newgraduate/
Career Contessa: a career site built exclusively for women, everything and anything from job searches, career growth, to professional discovery.
Girl Boss: they aim to redefine success for millennial women, with content to inform, entertain, and inspire action.
The Good Trade: a resource for sustainable fashion and lifestyle content
Yellow Co: gathering women both online and offline in experiences to create meaningful work.
Yellow Co:gathering women in both online and offline experiences to create meaningful work.
Darling, : online magazine women at every stage in life.
Netflix: if you’re on Netflix, at least watch something good right?
The Good Trade: 11 Must-Watch Conscious Documentaries On Netflix
1. Knock Down The House
2. The True Cost
3. He Named Me Malala
4. Tidying Up With Marie Kondo
5. City of Joy
7. Period. End of Sentence.
8. Before the Flood
9. Standing Tall
If this just wasn’t enough for you and you’re on the hunt for more suggestions, check out this link!