October 8, 2018
Issue 12 2018
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Ngahuia - Issue 12

Kia ora everyone,

Hopefully you’re all powering through to the end of the semester without any super rough times. This episode I want to open up the conversation around mental health and make sure everyone is reminded that it’s okay not to be okay! I’ve been having a hard time lately and if you have too, here are some things that help me get through those rough patches.

1.Take time out! I know this is a busy time of year and all those assignments you procrastinated are due next week, but sometimes you need to go home, listen to some tunes and take a bloody bath. If you don’t have a bath, HMU you can use mine.

2.Focus on your breathing – I use an app called Calm which is so amazing to just step away from everything for literally one minute and just breathe. They have guided meditation exercises and breathing sessions too. Get amongst.

3.Talk to people! If things are going badly for you and you’re feeling overwhelmed, let someone know. Complain to your friends about it for hours. Pop into your lecturer’s office and let them know that you might not be in class every day. Seek the help you need because you deserve it!

Things aren’t perfect, and life has its ups and downs, but you got this shit. Xx