The pressures you can experience as a student can feel never ending. Give yourself the best possible chance to feel good and to have enough energy to manage your studies and enjoy your free time.
Most of us know it’s important to take care of ourselves and our health and most of us want to stay healthy and feel good long term. Still many of us choose not to attend to our personal needs in everyday life. Sometimes we all need to stop and reflect on the way we are living our lives. What do your basic needs look like? How can you make room for them without it feeling like another burden has been added to your other daily stressors?
How much is your health worth? How would you like to feel in your life? Most of us associate health with our bodies and physical needs. Although this is a big part of health, a healthy lifestyle may also involve taking care of your emotions, thoughts, relationships, social contexts, and intellectual needs.
We also need to feel secure in our lives to give us the confidence to engage in new experiences and to challenge ourselves. A number of activities within different life areas hence affect our health. The needs within areas are different for each one of us. What do they look like in your life? You are welcome to use this lifestyle diary, to map out your needs and actions needed within the different life areas. Use your own needs to create a model that benefits your health.
You can use the knowledge you have of yourself and your needs to create your own personal health model. You can also book a lifestyle/health consultation at the Student Health Centre to gain an even better picture of your lifestyle situation and your health needs, or read more in the Stockholm Health Guide in various languages.
Read more about anxiety, self-esteem and and self-confidence. You can also test your mental health via an anonymous questionnaire.
Life as a student is often very sedentary; your body, however, is "designed" for action and locomotion. Here are some useful tips on how to increase the amount of exercise you get.
Do you feel like you are too stressed? Are you struggling to wind down and relax? Here you can find information about stress, stress related problems and practical advice on how you can deal with stress.
All it takes is one episode of unprotected sex to catch a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Here you can find out more about the most common STDs and where you can turn if youre worried that you might be infected.
What do you know about tobacco and health? Here you will find tips on how to stop smoking or using snus, and links to further advice and support on how to quit your habit.
Alcohol, in moderate quantities, is an accepted part of social intercourse in Sweden, both social and public. Drinking is also traditionally common amongst students.
Your study environment includes the university, the clinic where you might be doing your practical training, and other places of study.