Tag: wellbeing

23 wellbeing things. No. 8, Making working work for you

It is a well known saying in business that those who fail to plan, plan to fail.  There is some truth in this.  Arriving at the end of your course with only hours to spare to start your dissertation is

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23 wellbeing things. No. 7, You are what you eat

Everyone needs to eat well, and regularly.  Balanced meals including wholegrains, fruit and vegetables to fuel your brain and lean protein to keep you feeling full and support your muscles, are even more important at those times when it feels

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23 wellbeing things. No. 6, A problem shared is a problem halved

Mealtimes and snack breaks are also a great opportunity to chat to your friends, share your worries and talk about things totally different from what you have been thinking about.  This is also important.  We are all social beings and

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23 wellbeing things. No. 5, Drink more (water)

By the time you start to feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated.  Thirst is your body’s emergency alarm bell ringing to tell you that you are already stiffening up in all the wrong places, feeling worse and thinking less clearly

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23 wellbeing things. No. 3, Stay active without leaving your desk

Spending much more than about 20 minutes sitting still leads to postural collapse and is generally bad for you.  You begin to stiffen up, feel lousy and your concentration wanders.  Yet every time you think about wandering off for a

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23 wellbeing things. No. 2, Take a mindful walk

There are few things simultaneously as relaxing and gently stimulating and reinvigorating as a walk through nature.  The varied smells and shades of green, breeze, sunshine or drizzle, the feeling of soft yet supportive ground underfoot and the pleasure of

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23 wellbeing things. No. 1, self-calming breathing

Starting with the emergency remedies because they are always good to have to hand, breathing is easily carried out anywhere (you are probably breathing even as you read this, or at least I hope you are because it is kind

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23 things to enhance your wellbeing

Introducing the 23 things 23 things was originally a project by an American librarian back in 2006 to encourage others in the profession to put down their date stamps, push the horn rimmed spectacles up to the bridge of their

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Food for mind and body

You work better when you are hydrated, and so we installed more drinking water fountains closer to where you work. Just because you want to work early or late, there is no reason you should suffer. That’s why the library

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Relaxation on demand: just press play and chill

Steph from Sports & Recreation offers mindful relaxation sessions in the Library Meeting Room every Thursday afternoon for those who want to learn to unwind but for anyone who cannot make it, you can enjoy Steph’s relaxation sessions whenever you

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