Category: Thing of the Day

A round-up of the bizarre and brilliant of the web corralled by the University of Portsmouth Library.

23+ wellbeing things. No. 22 – Night and day

As we come to the end of the planned 23 things in this wellbeing series (do tell us if we missed your favourite diversion, wellbeing activity or practice!) I just wanted to revisit some of the fundamentals of sustainable living.

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23+ wellbeing things. No. 21 – Taking a mindful walk indoors

Even if you are self-isolating, you can still take a mindful walk.  If you have a garden with a central tree, shrub or some other focal point, so much the better, but otherwise just find or move something to the

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23+ wellbeing things. No. 20 – Art self-therapy

Like dance and writing, art expresses what is hidden in the mind through the movements of the body, and gives mindful expression to those feelings that are concealed in the body.  Getting creative can reduce stress levels and improve concentration,

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23+ wellbeing things. No. 19 – Think yourself happy

It is a tenet of existential philosophy that we recreate ourselves moment by moment, and so we are only ever but a moment away from casting aside our habitual upkeep of unhelpful and worrying thoughts and becoming the person we

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23+ wellbeing things. No. 18 – Break the monotony with a new hobby

If life is beginning to feel increasingly ‘samey’, it might be time to switch things up and learn something new.  Of course, you might feel that you are reeling from too much change already, and that is also fine.  In

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23+ wellbeing things. No. 17 – Wellbeing Radio

With its stated mission being to “inspire, educate and inform our audience through positive broadcasting”, Wellbeing Radio proclaims a passion for all aspects of wellbeing.  Tune in for a change when you start tiring of your local radio stations and

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23+ wellbeing things. No. 16 – Write yourself well

Writing is powerful therapy available us all.  We tend to think in snatches of ideas intuitively linked and woven together into a maelstrom of thought from which we derive an impression of reason that is often not all that robust. 

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23+ wellbeing things. No. 14 – Seven steps to finding your focus

1. Make yourself as comfortable as possible. Sitting at a table that is not the right height for you or sitting on a chair that does not really fit the table at hand is just asking for stiffness and physical

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23+ wellbeing things. No. 12 – Learning to take the road less travelled

We have all had days when we stare into the mirror and wonder how we came to be the way we are and not the way we had once planned.  Much of our anxiety stems from ideas about how we have

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23+ wellbeing things. No. 11 – Feeling useful feels good

Help yourself by helping others Psychologist Michael Steger at the University of Louisville in Kentucky carried out some research a few years ago looking at what sort of activities made people happy.  His research group found that counterintuitively, pleasure-seeking behaviours

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