Self-care with Bright Side

Caring for yourself is the first step to personal growth and development. In Bright Side’s self-care programme, you will learn how to build routine, get centred, sleep well, and look after your body. If you have any questions or ideas for other self-care tips, please contact our team.

Sleep hygiene

It seems strange, doesn’t it – that there is even such a thing as ‘hygiene’ for sleep? But there is, and it makes a big difference to how you feel and your motivation in life if you regularly practise it. Find out how you can improve your sleep and feel good.

Sleep Hygiene infographic

Stretch and destress

Join Lex Pritchard, mindset coach and former New Zealand Olympian, in this 10-minute stretch and destress class. Take a moment for yourself to let the stress of your day go using breath and movement.

Find your why with exercise

Have you felt like you want to exercise more regularly but have struggled to get the motivation? Explore with Lex why this may be happening for you and how to shift your thinking to find your why with exercise.

Build an exercise routine

Hear from Lex about the steps you can take to build an exercise routine into your life as a habit that you enjoy and look forward to each day.

Workout with Lex

Get started! Join Lex for a 10-minute express workout that you can do from the comfort of your home each day to help keep you motivated and moving.

Healthy nutrition

The food we eat can make a big difference to how we feel, but it seems like eating well is the first thing to go when we are having a tough week. Consider how you are nourishing your body and give yourself permission to hit ‘reset’ on your nutrition plan. To make it easy for you, here is a nutrition guide at a glance.

Healthy nutrition guide download

Digestive health

They say that your gut is your ‘second brain’ and has a significant influence over your mood. So, it’s important to take care of it. Knowing which foods to eat can make a world of difference to your digestion and to your wellbeing in general. If you’ve ever wondered which foods support gut health, you’re in luck, as we have the cheat sheet right here for you.

Digestive health cheat sheet

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Email the Bright Side team at brightside@aut.ac.nz

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