BACES Wellbeing Weekly Round up – Week 212 February 2021
Monday – Body Care
Healthy Sleep Schedule
It is important for our mental health and productivity that we all establish healthy regular sleeping patterns. Why not try out Sleep Cycle, an android and IOS app which tracks and analyses your sleep by tracking your breathing and wakes you up at the perfect time, feeling well rested. It also allows you to track your sleep quality over time in order for you to work out how to improve it, i.e. try turning off your phone an hour before sleep for a week and see if there is an improvement.
Tuesday – Achievement
The Zeigarnik Effect
The Zeigarnik Effect might help you.
According to the Soviet psychologist Bluma Zeigarnik, an activity that has been interrupted, or is incomplete, is more easily recalled. Her theory states that not finishing a task causes mental tension, which keeps the task active in our memory. Why not try starting your homework straight after the lesson when it was set and get the ball rolling immediately? You only need to work on it for a few minutes but that should make it harder to forget that it exists.
Wednesday – Connect with Others
It’s important to keep connected!
If you are feeling like you want a chat or missing social events? Why not get together over virtual lunch or a cuppa with a friend from college, catch up with an old school friend or a check in with a relative. Sometimes you have to make the first move. Go on, do it today!
P.S keep your eyes peeled for some virtual events hosted by us..launching soon.
Thursday – Enjoyment
Pop in your ear pods and get moving to your favourite tracks to beat lockdown fever. Dancing releases more feel-good endorphins than any other exercise. It releases negative emotions and is uncomplicated happiness. It encourages creativity and self-expression.
Friday – Step Back
Your Future Self
We are living through extraordinary times that are impacting on us in so many ways, both good and bad.
Write a letter to your future self about your experiences of lockdown.
You can tell yourself how you are feeling, your hopes and fears, what changes it has made to your life and future plans, how it is affecting your family and friends, what new things have you tried, how you fill your days, what you miss and what you don’t etc. The list is endless. Putting it all down can help you reflect on your experiences and put them into perspective.
Today is the last day of teaching today before the half term holidays. We hope you all have a restful week, this has been a really difficult time and we are extremely proud of all our students for their hard work and resilience. BACES will continue again over on our Instagram page on Monday 22 February.