Wednesday 17 January 2024

Our mental health 'ins and outs'

The Editorial Team are here to kickstart 2024 with their mental health 'ins and outs'.

- Student Minds Blog Editorial Team

⭐ Our 'ins and outs' for 2024 ⭐

👉 Taylor: My favourite quote of all time is from Kris Jenner who says, "If somebody says 'no', you're asking the wrong person". 2024 is going to be the year of finding out who I am and ticking so many things off the bucket list.

In: Taking every opportunity and pushing past doubts and anxieties to simply 'go for it'.
Out: It all sounds very dreamy and fun so far but, in reality, self-doubt and overthinking are things that need to go first before I can push forward in the right direction. 

👉 Emily A: My mantra heading into 2024 comes from one of my favourite television programmes that aired on BBC in the early 2000s - Hope and Glory (it's like an older, shorter version of Waterloo Road). If not you, who? If not now, when?

In: Making the most of the chances I have, taking bold steps and cracking on to make a change! 2023 was my first year out of full-time study since I was 4 years old so was a great way to take things slower and decide what I want from my future. I'm ready, in 2024, to start laying that path! 
Out: I'm a sucker for overthinking, so I'm going to try really hard this year to have more confidence in my decisions and stop doubting myself. Hopefully, this will help push me in the right direction for my plans ahead! 

👉 Emily T: New year, new me? Not exactly! I envision 2024 as a year when I continue developing the skills I have been slowly building upon over the past few years.

In: Seizing every single opportunity to learn and grow! I can’t believe I’ve already spent three months abroad as an English Language Assistant in Galicia - time flies! To make the most of my time spent abroad, I’ve decided to dedicate more time to improving my Spanish by joining a class. This is instead of just relying on learning through conversations with colleagues at school! Slightly altering my routine will aid my long-term goal of achieving C2 proficiency in the language.
Out: Putting myself last. This year, I want to focus on myself and my own goals. I didn’t prioritise myself enough last year - I now realise that I should always come first.

Can you think of any others? Share with the team - we'd love to hear from you!

Whether you are looking for support for your own mental health at university or supporting a friend, help is available.

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