Strategies for self-care

Here are some tips to re-energise, rejuvenate & relax during your WIL activity:


Adopt a relaxing bedtime ritual and a full night’s sleep

  • Avoid phone & computer screens 40 minutes before sleeping.
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Connect with Friends & Family to have a chat, laugh or gain new perspective

  • It may also be nice to catch up with those back home if you are feeling home sick.
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Be present wherever, learn to stay focused in the moment

  • Use a mindfulness or mediation app during your commute to university, work or WIL.

Eat food that gives you energy for your day

  • Too many sugary snacks may provide short bursts of energy, but leave you feeling drained overall.

Get moving – try to fit in some exercise & stretching

  • Get off the bus/train a few stops earlier for a longer walk to your destination.
  • Visit your uni gym to see if you can receive a discounted membership.

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