Motivation and Routine and Habits Performance Goal Setting

Motivation and
Routine and Habits
Goal Setting
Values and Roles
Relationships and
If something is on your mind it can start to impact on other
areas of your life.
Allowing yourself time to reflect and identifying practical
changes you can make, can potentially help you maintain
your wellbeing and stop things escalating.
The wellbeing advisor offers one off sessions to identify
what those barriers are and explore opportunities for you to
plan changes.
Student Support Wellbeing Service – Drop-in
Is there something that is preventing you from flourishing and
achieving your potential?
Sometimes life can feel out of balance, there may be a barrier to
you feeling as if you are achieving your potential.
Wellbeing means different things to different people but in essence
wellbeing is what keeps you well and helps you achieve the things
in life that give you satisfaction. At times it can be difficult to find
enjoyment or to juggle the demands that seem to be expected of
us. Our stress level can be affected by many different things: our
physical health, our university work, our relationships and
friendships, where we live, money problems. The balance between
work, rest and play can be tricky to get right.
Drop-in open hours:
Please check website for up to date times
The Drop-in is not open on a Tuesday
the need for
a change
What can be expected from a session?
The Wellbeing advisor will introduce herself, explain that the
session is confidential and gain some background information to
gain an understanding of you and your situation.
Intervention will then be tailored to your needs, this may include:
Identifying the factors that are impacting on your life and
what you need to stay well.
Enabling you to set a goal.
Signposting you to services that can help.
Examples of interventions:
Motivation and performance:
Is a sense of boredom, hopelessness or a lack of drive impacting
on how you initiate and take part in activities? Do you find yourself
procrastinating or having trouble making decisions, concentrating or
problem solving? We can explore what you need to get done and
what the barriers are to achieving this.
Routine and Habits:
Are there not enough hours in the day? We can look at what you
prioritise and how you plan and organise your time using tools such
as timetables and exploring what can be changed. We can look at
how you work, rest, play and take care of yourself to ensure a worklife balance.
Values and Roles:
It is impossible to give 100% to each aspect of your life that is
important. Sometimes we need to put more energy into one thing at
the expense of not having the time or energy to do another. Using a
tool such as the wheel of life helps to
identify where you effort is currently being spent and how it can
balance this to ensure that you maintain important roles.
Do you find the people in your life are supportive? Are there
difficulties getting along with others? Is there conflict in your
relationships? Are you able to express yourself, your preferences
and feelings in a way that respects others? Whilst we can’t change
how others act and behave, you can use the session to explore how
you respond.
If you are experiencing financial difficulties, you could be signposted
to the Student Funding or to online budgeting tools.
The service can also support you in identifying, with whom to liaise
in regards to accommodation or adjustments to your course.
Information about all student support services can be found at