We know most days the small things feel just that - small and insignificant. But the small things are actually the big things; a hug between friends, that kind word to someone feeling down, enjoying the sunset after a bad day.
'The Small Things Matter' campaign is all about supporting your wellbeing while you are a student at AUB. We provide you with tools, tips and a bunch of courage to take the next step in self care, however small: every step you take is no step too small.
Small steps have big impact.
How can I get involved?
Join the campaign online! You matter, so we want you to be involved! Follow everything we do, with up to date content and news on 'The Small Things Matter' official page @aubsu_matter!
Throughout the year you can find us holding events and pop-ups (especially on on the first Tuesday of each month) focusing on a wellbeing topic with activities, giveaways and wellbeing tips. Expect things like cactus repotting, hot chocolate and self-care gifts!
We also run creative workshops throughout the year to give you a well earned break from work, boost your mental health and connect you with others. Last year we ran cooking, terrarium and macrame workshops- to name a few!
If you like your pets, you'll be happy to know we bring therapy dogs on campus termly... yep we really do bring you all the good things! (We're hoping to have the dogs back as soon as restrictions allow us. Watch this space!)
A Journal of Small Things
In 2019 we created 'The Small Things Matter' very first journal- for you! Working with Alumni Illustrator Beatrix Hatcher, we designed the journal to be a tool in your hands to explore more about yourself and what self care means to you.
So what's in it? It spans AUB's academic year, with monthly calenders, relevant topics, creative tasks and activities to inspire your self care. The topics we cover are relevant to your AUB year and will help you to make the most of your experience.
Our 2020-21 edition is now out! We have loads of physical copies we'll be distributing (more info on that coming soon) but you can also view it online:
The Big Small
Every year we run one big event in January on campus, this year we transformed a lecture theatre to create an immersive sensory experience, check out what it was like here!
Check out our resources below, including Monday livestream re-watch links, blogs, activities and tips for this academic year. Just click on the theme below where you want to find out more:
Printable journal RESOURCES
You can download and print these PDFs, taken from our Journal of Small Things:
Weekly Habits Trackers: version 1 or version 2 + a habit tracker planner
Annual Mood Tracker
Plan Your Year Road Map
What Fills Your Cup?
Your Big & Small Thoughts
October P1 & P2, November P1 & P2, December P1 & P2, January P1 & P2, February P1 & P2, March P1 & P2, April P1 & P2, May P1 & P2
VIDEOS & PICTURES
What do we get up to? Here's some highlights from some of our pop ups and workshops!