February 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Postgraduate study, as you know, is a 3- to 5-year marathon, and it can be enormously taxing on your physical and mental health. While most of us generally pay attention to our physical needs (such as maintaining good nutrition and regular sleep/exercise), many postgrads are less accustomed to addressing their psychological and social needs. We often feel we’re too busy to socialise or do things we enjoy, and see these things as less important or ‘useful’ to us in our daily lives.
Research shows, however, that maintaining a work/life balance, keeping an active social life and practising self-care are all critical to our overall well-being. If you find that you’re always busy, constantly stressed and have little time for yourself, there are small, simple steps you can take to start addressing this, so you don’t burn out halfway through your degree (or in your career).
This two-hour workshop, led by NUPSA Student Representative Support Officer Georgia Killick, will teach you about the importance of self-care and help you develop practical strategies you can implement in your daily life.