One symptom of mental health issues is avoidance.
This could lead to not attending your lectures or even cancelling plans with your friends. The following simple steps can help you overcome avoidance:
- Find and identify a target or goal
- Action. Decide on the steps you need to take to get to the goal
- Coping. Identify coping strategies and use them
- Evaluate. How did it go?
Before putting this tactic into action, remember that the first time facing a situation will always be the hardest. But once you've overcome the first hurdle you'll feel less nervous as you become more familiar with the situation you felt so anxious about before.
It's important to work hard to get to a place you feel comfortable with.
Blog by Helen Alty (Graduate Intern for Online Platforms)
- Read Next
- Tips for negative thinkers... How YOU can help someone's mental health What you'll miss about Hallam over summer... How I deal with stress How I funded my summer... Before you apply, check your social media... Spending summer in halls? We've got you! How green are you? THE private accommodation checklist Getting around campus How to make your second year house safe Have you sorted your bills for next year?
- Things to do in Sheffield that cost £0.00 Breaking News - Mumps City to Collegiate: Free Shuttle Bus! Hall of the Week - Truro Court Global Village Market