Self-awareness is having a good understanding of what motivates us, understanding our behaviour and feelings. It allows us to have better control over our emotions and our behaviour. Getting to know ourselves better enables us to make changes, develop new habits and learn new skills. It also allows us to be more accepting of our vulnerabilities so that once we acknowledge them, we can choose to develop strategies to build our resilience.
At this time of term most are busy managing a demanding workload. It is a good time to remind ourselves of the benefit of looking after ourselves so that we can do well and keep well.
This week is University Mental Health day (4.3.21), and the university has organised activities to celebrate this event. The purpose is to raise awareness of the challenges of mental health problems, increase our understanding, and remind ourselves of the importance of maintaining healthy habits to feel well and do well. You can also check Student Services blog for links to resources.