March 9, 2020
Taking A Technology Break
Social media has taken over almost everyone’s lives. It is so easy to aimlessly scroll through Instagram at the gym, while watching TV, or eating breakfast. While it may seem to be satisfying and pleasurable, too much social media exposure can actually hurt our mental health. It may be isolating, and result in us comparing ourselves to other individuals. It can be tiring to look at other people’s lives every day, and you may end up spending less time focusing on... Read More
February 25, 2020
We can all get caught in that rut of negativity, maybe thinking we are not good enough or we should try harder. Our thoughts can dictate how our whole day goes. For example, if I wake up in a negative mindset, chances are, the rest of my day will be bad. Here are three ways to change your thoughts to increase your happiness and overall well-being:
Start the day off with a mantra. Just the simple act of repeating a positive affirmation to yourself can reduce your stress,... Read More
February 20, 2020
Listen Your Way To A Healthier You
Everyone has that one song that brings happiness as soon as you hear the first lyric. There may be a happy memory associated with the song, or a meaning behind the words that makes everything else around you freeze. It plays in the car, stores, parties, or pumps you up for a big workout. Music isn’t only known for enjoyment; it also is associated with positive health and emotional outcomes.
Here are some examples of how your favorite song can impact your... Read More
February 19, 2020
Wake Up On The Right Side Of The Bed
Waking up in a bad mood can ruin your whole day. By creating a simple wake-up routine, you can kick-start your morning and set the tone for the rest of the day. Your morning routine is a personal one, so what works for you won’t work for someone else - and if you don’t like something, change it. However, it should only take 1-2 hours at the most, so you can have a productive and positive for the remainder of the day.
To create a successful morning routine,... Read More
February 17, 2020
What It Is And Why You Should Do It
Everyone talks about the importance of self-care, but does the true meaning of it always get interpreted the right way? Yes, self-care can mean letting yourself have a glass of wine or a hot bath every once in a while, but there is much more to it than that. Practicing self-care is very different for every person. An act of self-care for one person can be something that another finds unenjoyable.
The International Self-Care Foundation has brought forward a... Read More
February 10, 2020
There Are Many Reasons Why Alone Time Is Important
Social media causes us to be connected with our peers constantly - checking emails, Facetiming, texting. A busy, constantly connected life seems to be admirable in today’s world. While being social is important, being able to spend time alone with yourself is equally as important.
Here are some benefits of alone time:
It increases productivity - People preform much better with privacy. Try out the quiet room in the UNH Dimond Library, where... Read More
February 3, 2020
Sleep Is Self-Care Too
A recent survey found that 35% of Americans are not getting the recommended 7 hours of sleep each night. Are you part of that number? As people try to increase productivity more and more, sleep is prioritized less and less. As college students, it is difficult to balance classes, work, extra-curriculars, homework, and socializing. Unfortunately, as the to-do list lengthens, sleep is pushed aside. Sleeping in or going to bed early is often considered lazy or unproductive,... Read More
December 9, 2019
Revamp And Recharge Your Mind
Winter break is looked forward to by all people. College students get almost 5 weeks to relax and rejuvenate, and people in the workforce typically get a full week or more off. This time away from school or work is much needed for everyone. Multiple research studies have indicated that vacation time has many mental health benefits, such as relieving stress and anxiety. Here are the top benefits you are getting from your holiday break.
Life satisfaction - Vacation... Read More
November 25, 2019
Be Mindful Around The Table This Thanksgiving
The thought of Thanksgiving and other holidays sneaking up on us can be stressful to some people. What am I going to make? How am I going to have time to prepare for such an elaborate meal? Thanksgiving is all about spending time with loved ones. You should be able to relax and enjoy the moments you are sharing with your family and friends. Do you find yourself struggling to be present during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? Here are... Read More
November 22, 2019
The Temperature May Be Dropping, But Your Happiness Doesn't Have To!
The cold temperature and shorter days can really take a toll on your mood. It's very normal to have fluctuations in your mood depending on what season it is. Cold, grey skies can really put a damper on things! Seasonal depression is a mood disorder that usually comes with the shorter days of fall and winter. It is extremely important ot treat seasonal depression, because it can really limit the joy in those who suffer from it... Read More