When we are stressed, life can seem less meaningful. We can become over-focussed on our own needs, important though those are, at the expense of all else. It can help to think about others for a while and to do something we regard as worthwhile. A HEPI report on student mental health21 recommended that all university students complete at least one volunteer placement – to improve their perception of their lives as worthwhile. Alternatively, you could offer to help on campus or just help out a friend.
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