Jan 6, 2023
As an apprentice, it's important to prioritise your mental and physical wellbeing in order to succeed in your Apprenticeship. Here are some tips to help you stay healthy and happy while you're on the job:
Take breaks: It's easy to get caught up in your work, but it's important to take breaks to rest and recharge. Step away from your desk for a few minutes every hour or so to stretch, go for a walk, or do something else that helps you relax.
Get enough sleep: Sleep is essential for good physical and mental health, so make sure you're getting enough of it. Aim for at least 7-9 hours of sleep per night, and create a sleep-friendly environment by keeping your bedroom dark, quiet, and cool.
Eat well: A healthy diet can improve your energy levels, mood, and overall wellbeing. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and other whole foods, and try to limit your intake of processed foods and sugary drinks.
Exercise regularly: Regular exercise has been shown to improve mood, reduce stress, and boost energy levels. Find an activity that you enjoy, such as running, swimming, or yoga, and aim to get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise at least 5 days per week.
Stay hydrated: Drinking enough water is important for maintaining physical and mental performance. Aim for at least 8 cups of water per day, and drink more if you're exercising or it's hot outside.
Seek support: If you're feeling overwhelmed or stressed, it's important to reach out for support. Talk to a friend, family member, or a mental health professional to get the help you need. If you need advice from one of our Safeguarding team, you can get in toch with them on our website here.
By following these tips, you can take care of yourself and improve your overall wellbeing as an apprentice. Remember to be kind to yourself and focus on self-care to help you succeed in your Apprenticeship.