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Wellbeing in Lockdown: Pupil Contributions

Liberty (Upper Sixth, Murray) has written this article about how to look after our Wellbeing, especially during lockdown.

Wellbeing is defined as the “state of being comfortable, healthy or happy”. To ensure that we are feeling content or happy during this troubling time, it is definitely worth communicating with others around you about how you are feeling.

If you do find it difficult to do this, there are always other ways to get in touch and receive help for whatever you are going through. If you want a few tips on ways to keep on feeling good, keep on scrolling!

  • One way to help out your Wellbeing is to take time out for yourself. Have a self-care evening, or spend time working on yourself – whether it be physically, mentally or emotionally. It’s integral during this time to keep on listening to what YOU want and what YOU feel is right for yourself.
  • Another way to help improve your Wellbeing is to create a specific routine around what you do in the day. With this structure, we are able to create a circadian rhythm or 24-hour schedule for what we should do  – at a certain time, going out for a nice walk or making sure you turn off all your devices at 10pm to sleep at 10:30pm.
  • Finally, ensure that you are doing things that you enjoy and like during this time. You could push yourself to even try something new. For example, I really enjoy learning languages and aim to learn more BSL during this time.

Ensuring that you and others around you are ok is really important during this time. If you or a friend you know need help, don’t be afraid to reach out to anyone – listen to yourself and your needs.