Skip to main content

Preserve your sensory and physical wellbeing with these easy steps

News story

This week, we encourage you to focus on Sensory and Physical self-care elements.

Image of hands holding a bottle of essential oils

Sensory self-care activities are intended to drive a deeper connection between you and your five senses, while physical self-care consist of activities that improve the wellbeing of your physical health.

Both are equally important and achievable. Here are some steps to get you started:

Sensory

  • Avoid crowds and loud noises.
  • Create a playlist of songs that soothe and calm you.
  • Lie down on the ground for a few minutes.
  • Light a candle in a dark room and sit in silence.
  • Make (or treat yourself to) a fancy coffee drink.
  • Find a shop with tea, coffee or spices and enjoy the free scents.

Physical

  • Get a massage.
  • Go out and spend 10 minutes under the sun.
  • Go to bed early.
  • Know and use your self-soothing activities, like petting your dog or sipping hot tea.
  • Roll it out. The benefits of foam rollers on the body are big.
  • Take a long shower, dry your hair, and put on clothes that make you feel good.
  • Bake something just for fun.
  • Do some stretching exercises.

Start tracking your wellbeing through the free BE WELL App, available on the App Store or Google Play. You can also use Curtin’s Student Wellbeing Advisory Service for free and confidential advice.