Tag: wellbeing

Feeling the cold?

Grab a blanket for warmth! Some people feel the cold more than others, and so you can grab a blanket to use in the Library from baskets dotted around the Library.  What they lack in looks, they make up for

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We come up with New Year’s resolutions, why not for the new academic year, too?

Have you thought about the ‘new (academic) year – new you’ yet? I was reading the Metro paper the other day and an article by Susan Griffin on productivity caught my eye. Here is the resolutions list she devised: Start

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How to look out for your mate – an expert guide

Helping a mate or family member when they are low or bereaved can be extremely challenging and there is no easy way to know what (or how much) to say.  What is clear is that when people are very low

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Anxiety and its antidotes

Going away to university is often said to be the best years of a young person’s life, and yet the number of UK university students who report a mental health concern is now five times what it was ten years

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23 wellbeing things. No. 23, Learning from life

People are a lot like ponds – both reflect without even knowing they are doing it.  Unlike ponds, people can work to improve their ability actively to reflect and learn from life experiences – what went well and what you

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23 wellbeing things. No. 22, Finding the right fuel

You have very likely heard your body compared to a car engine at some point in your life, probably at school.  The analogy is a crude one but useful.  Car (like computers, exams and all else that humankind has ever

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23 wellbeing things. No. 21, How to enjoy life (all of it)

It is vitally important to reward yourself regularly, especially when you are working intensively.  Make time each day just for you, to do things you really enjoy.  Treat yourself to a good book, a spell of gaming, a scented bubble

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23 wellbeing things. No. 20, When in danger or in doubt…

… run in circles, scream and shout ~ attr. US Navy, 1940s Exercise does wonders for mind and body.  Moving around lubricates everything, relaxes muscles that otherwise will tense after a long time spent sitting still.  It also releases lots

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23 wellbeing things. No. 19, Add a splash of colour to your life

After focusing on one topic after another, even with breaks, the mind can tire.  There is only so much that the mind can manage before it starts to collapse under the weight of new knowledge and everything starts to slip

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23 wellbeing things. No. 18, Join the 6%ers

Some people are mood hoovers.  You must have met them or indeed proudly be one!  Mood hoovers find life miserable.  Not that anything in particular is wrong or troubling them, nor that they are depressed or deeply unhappy, only that

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