DSA Justifications

Increased productivity

Students who feel stressed or are burned out tend to underperform academically and socially. They struggle to develop creative solutions to problems and can make mistakes. Equally, concentration and focus go out of the window when students feel unwell or are challenged with wellbeing problems. Microbreak counteracts such issues which in turn, boosts student productivity. After all, feeling good in every respect, in mind and body naturally generates more energy and a better ability to focus on studies.

Improved motivation

Create excitement and generate drive in otherwise tiresome situations by introducing Microbreak to students. Engaging in regular upbeat activities promotes optimistic emotions, which is known to increase motivations. Additionally, feeling positive and motivated improves performance by bridging the gap between the ability and willingness to perform in academia.

Reduced class absences

Often students will overwork themselves, whether that be via studying or working alongside studying, it is a regular occurrence. Burnout can be serious and can leave students incapacitated when it comes to their mental, and physical, health and wellbeing. Taking regular breaks with Microbreak reduces the build-up of burnout, therefore students will be more energised. Equally, having a positive outlook and excitement around their studies will encourage a gleaming attendance record.

Effective social and emotional competencies

Such competencies are associated with better health and wellbeing. They are also imperative to university life and personal development, as such skills enables students to have resilience and to manage their thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. Using Microbreak to follow good mindfulness techniques supports students to have a happier, healthier wellbeing which leads to their ability to establish and maintain healthy and meaningful relationships.

Lessened stress and anxiety

Students applying for DSA support will often already be carrying huge weights of stress and anxiety, which are likely to exacerbate due to their condition. Microbreak offers alleviation of such emotions and consequently overall health and wellbeing. By encouraging breaks and paying more attention to the present moment, mental wellbeing is improved.

Enhanced engagement

When feeling low, levels of engagement and action significantly decline. Microbreak inspires positivity through break taking and provides an individualised tool for students use as a ‘pick-me-up’. Students can become actively involved and immersed in their studies, starting with Microbreak being incorporated into their academic routine.

Greater academic success

Students with better health and wellbeing are likely to achieve better academically, meaning all the above points all contribute to academic attainments. Students who struggle to reach good levels of wellbeing may encounter more difficulties over and above their condition. Microbreak helps to remove the barriers students have and enable them to achieve their success.

Encourages self-regulation skills

Some students may find self-management difficult since moving to live independently at university, especially when living with their condition(s). Self-management aims to empower people with, usually long-term, conditions to take control and manage their own health, whether that be physical, mental or both. Microbreak allows for students to have that independence whilst also being guided through techniques invaluable to managing their health and wellbeing.