Student Minds Student Space: Lots of tips to support you during coronavirus
Given the uncertainty of the pandemic, you may be concerned about what might happen during the winter break. Student Space has developed a range of articles to help you think about, plan for and manage the end of term. Check them out here.
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There is so much around indicating that everyone is apparently having an amazing time but this cannot be true as we know that lots and lots of people are struggling and feeling lonely too. When you catch yourself thinking about everyone else in these terms then check in with yourself and remember ‘Don’t believe the hype…
Breathe in and take in your surroundings…
Just that. It doesn’t resolve everything but connecting with your surroundings can be very grounding and even soothing. Whether you step into an urban landscape or the different areas on campus. There is always something new to notice by looking where you wouldn’t normally look or stopping and just taking a moment to take stock.
Try not to engage in critical or punishing self-talk. It is so easy to slip into this and it becomes your default. This could be the time to develop a different tone to your self-talk – or at least to notice it and perhaps decide not to engage with thoughts in which you are being critical of yourself. Perhaps you could treat yourself to something nice during the break – this doesn’t have to be material – it might be a good experience such as a plan for a cosy evening….
If possible have a conversation with someone everyday – preferably a call or in person although if that isn’t an option then online is also helpful.
Speaking to another person can make such a difference – just the fact of it: it doesn’t have to be a call where you offload or say how you are feeling as it can be enough to engage with another person and chat.
Dealing with the ‘Covid Christmas’
Facing winter during the pandemic
Tips to manage your mindset during the pandemic
The pandemic Christmas
If you’re feeling isolated due to Covid
Virtual international Christmas day event (free)
Tips for dealing with loneliness:
Seven ways to help combat loneliness this Christmas
Dealing with Loneliness
10 small ways to help stop loneliness this Christmas
How to Overcome COVID-19 Loneliness at University
Being away from family at Christmas
Self-isolating information to support your mental health including things to do reduce boredom.
If you need to work and you’re finding it hard to get things done
Increasing your productivity with exercise
The pomodoro method
How to engage with life when you feel down
Managing Stress and anxiety during the pandemic (and beyond)
Ten ways to live mindfully and manage self-care during the pandemic
Living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty
How to respond effectively to the Corona crisis
Strategies for managing anxiety
How to change the way you think to help manage stress and anxiety
Finding calm in a stressed-out world
How to stay calm under pressure
Mindfulness and meditation apps
Guided meditation tracks to help build resilience
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