March 21, 2022
The Benefits of Journaling for Your Mental Health
Way back when you might have kept a diary with a lock on it where you could preserve your deepest confessions. This concept has deteriorated for many people like myself as we’ve grown into adulthood, but it is really something beneficial you can do for your mental health present day. If you don’t have a person that you feel comfortable enough with to express your hardships a journal might just be your best friend in this case. It is important... Read More
March 10, 2022
A Wellness Retreat For UNH Employees
When was the last time you put yourself first? When was the last time you took time for yourself? For many people, those questions may be difficult to answer. It is very rare we set time aside just to take care of ourselves and practice mindfulness. As our schedules get more and more hectic, and life gets in the way, we lose sight of what we need to be the best versions of ourselves.
Health and Wellness has recognized this and decided to put together a... Read More
February 28, 2022
Here Are 10 Affirmations to Boost You Mindset
Self-affirmations have become a popular method as of late in an effort to combat negative thoughts and overcome self-sabotage. Using affirmations can relieve you of any stress you may have as it allows you to find the good even in the hard times. So, what exactly are affirmations? They’re positive statements that you can say daily to put your mind at ease and promote self-love. Love who you are, love what you do and the ways you do them, like your... Read More
February 4, 2022
How To Control Your Mind
Did you know you have the ability to control your mind? Although the concept of mind control belongs in science fiction, you do have some say over your thoughts. Unwanted thoughts can be very difficult to shake, and can lead to feelings of frustration, anxiety, and distress. This coupled with being discouraged and burnt out from the pandemic leads to an overall negative headspace.
Here are some tips to change your mindset and give you a more positive outlook:
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January 18, 2022
How To Be Alone Without Being Lonely
How much time do you spend by yourself? Your answer may have changed over the past few years. Due to the pandemic, people are spending a lot more time alone with social gatherings being limited and new protocols being introduced every day. This can lead to feelings of loneliness. Loneliness occurs when we crave social or emotional needs that are not being met. It is important to note there is a difference between being alone and being lonely. Spending time... Read More
January 10, 2022
The New Era Of Employees
Mental health affects an alarming part of the population, and the pandemic has only increased these numbers. Seventy-six percent of people reported at least one symptom of a mental health condition, up 59% since 2019. For many people, the workforce is a huge contributing factor to their poor mental health.
The silver lining of this issue is the fact that mental health awareness has started to be normalized in the workplace. Nearly two-thirds of respondents reported... Read More
December 19, 2021
Here you are, finishing up the first semester of your Senior year wondering, “Where did all the time go?"
Well now, the next question is, “What’s next?” Beginning a job search and finding a career after college can be daunting, especially if your only experiences are in clubs or classrooms. Job searching can be frustrating, but here are some helpful tips to steer you in the right direction:
Waiting until you have already graduated to begin your job search already sets you back... Read More
December 8, 2021
Tips to Help You Grieve
The entire UNH community was extremely saddened to learn of the loss of one of our own, Vincenzo Lirosi. Vincenzo was only twenty-two years old and was taken from us too soon. The passing of a fellow student and member of the Durham community strikes pain in the hearts of many. Whether you knew Vincenzo personally or not, it is normal to grieve and mourn this loss.
Grief is a very difficult thing. There are no rules on how to grieve, and you should never be ashamed to... Read More
November 30, 2021
How Simple Affirmations Can Change Your Life
How do you talk to yourself? Are you nice and complement the things you are doing well? Or are you constantly criticizing yourself and reminding yourself of everything you are doing wrong? The sad truth is that for many people, it’s the latter.
Affirmations are statements that you repeat to yourself with confidence that you perceive to be true. Affirmations are said to work because by repeating them, you are making your mind believe that what you are... Read More
November 29, 2021
Keep Your Mind in Shape!
Mental fitness can be defined as having and maintaining a state of well-being and cultivating awareness of how we think, feel, and behave. The same way that physical fitness provides us with an increased skillset and awareness, mental fitness helps in the same way. Practicing good mental fitness provides with better capacity for decision making, whether coming from external or internal stimuli and therefore less likely to sustain emotional injury. Mental fitness is the... Read More