Learn more about realising a healthier body and mind, including eating and sleeping habits, with these helpful resources.
Mindfulness is about learning to train your attention to the present moment without dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.
The practice of ‘meditation’ can be developed over time and involves intentionally paying attention to your breathing. Initially, your mind might wander, but you will learn to gently redirect your mind to the present and back to your breathing.
Hold your personal values in mind and consider how they motivate you. We suggest ten minutes a day to start seeing the benefits.
Benefits of mindfulness:
Studying at university is enough to keep anyone busy, which is why it’s so important to make time for your own mental wellbeing.
You may be familiar with procrastination, the definition of which is ‘to put off until tomorrow’. Procrastination is characterised as a breakdown in our ability to regulate and organise ourselves to achieve a certain outcome in a reasonable amount of time, where we might substitute a less important task for the important one. This pattern of delaying and postponing tasks can make us feel more stressed and anxious over time.
Some time management tips:
If you are ever struggling with any aspect of your studies (or life outside of studies), you can always book an appointment with our Academic Support team.
Students with strong family or social connections are generally healthier and happier than those without any support network. Make regular plans with supportive family members and friends, or seek out activities where you can meet new people, like a class, a club or a support group.
Working & volunteering: Volunteering is a great way to meet people and make friends while contributing to the community. It also allows you to gain valuable work experience skills that will be a huge advantage in the workforce once you graduate. To learn more about volunteering or finding a part-time role, visit the Curtin College Careers Centre.
Clubs & events: Joining a club is the simplest way to meet like-minded peers – and Curtin University has many to choose from! Learn more about clubs and events on campus, then get ready to show up and make some new friends.
Ultimately, we are social beings who naturally seek connection with others. Taking steps to create and maintain relationships in your life is essential. The friends and family we rely on are those who we celebrate with in the good times, and who we turn to in times of need.
If you’re ever feeling disconnected, you can always lean on your Curtin College support network. Learn more about our Support services.
There’s no escaping stress – it’s part of everyday life. When you are a student, this may include academic performance, being away from home, sitting exams, financial pressures, and more.
Finding ways to deal with stress will help you find more enjoyment in your life. Here are some practical tips: