“Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.” - Anthony J.D Angelo Technology has enabled us to feel like we’re always in touch with each other. But seeing someone’s Facebook or Instagram update is not the same as catching up with them in real life.
“Sleep is the best meditation” - Dalai Lama We all know what it’s like to have a bad night’s sleep. The next day can be a muddle of feeling exhausted and irritable and the knock-on effect on our work, relationships and emotions can be enormous. Rest is one of the few things we need to feel our best. Good quality sleep can help maintain our mental health as well as help our bodies repair themselves.
“When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace.” Learning to meditate is like learning any other skill, but this skill is all about getting a healthy sense of perspective on the hustle and bustle of life. Meditation isn’t about turning off your thoughts or feeling. Instead, you’ll observe them and start to understand them better.
When last did you enjoy spending time on your own? As humans, we are great at filling our days with things to do and places to be, at the expense of savouring a little solitude. And we are missing out.
There’s no denying that our days are relentlessly busy. Before you know it, your head is hitting your pillow and you are not sure where the day has gone. These seven simple tips will help you work moments of calm and reflection into your day, slowing down the pace and helping you find ways to relax more and rush less.
If there’s one thing we could all use a little bit more of, it’s self-care. But for too many of us, that’s often easier said than done. With ‘self-care’ being one of the buzz words of the moment, it’s difficult to know where to start and what to do. That’s where a self-care toolkit comes in. Simply; a self-care toolkit is a collection of practices or things that can bring you joy and comfort, reduce anxiety and help you relax. Wondering how to go about making one? Read on.
Did you know that a normal amount of sleep per night for an adult is typically 7-9 hours?
With the hectic lifestyles that most of us have today, it has never been more important to take a break. A holiday allows you to relax and do the things you love with family or friends, while leaving the hassles of the daily grind at home. However, it's no secret that preparing for a holiday can be stressful in itself!
Whether it’s SATs, GCSEs, A-Levels, university end of year exams or degree finals, exams can be a challenging time. No matter how much preparation you have done, it is common to feel worried or nervous before a test.
Our minds are full of clutter and chaos with pressure at work and endless to-do lists at home. Work stress can cause worry and anxiety, and have serious health impacts if not addressed early. De-cluttering your mind can help to dust off the grey matter and make space for peace and relaxation. Try these simple techniques to relieve stress and improve your work-life balance.
Going to university is the beginning of an exciting new chapter in your life, and it is only natural to feel a little nervous. This may be especially true for freshers, but returning students can also experience this anxiety too. Even third and fourth year students may find that they need a little extra support as final exams approach and dissertations loom.
Do you commute to work? Is your commute over 60 minutes long? If so, then you could be setting yourself up for a more stressful day before you even arrive at your desk!