One of the things I like to do when I am feeling stressed is write poetry. I have been sharing my poems and prose with Tom as part of Partners in Learning for a few months now, and I submit to Readable Zine every now and again.
Stressless Spring 2021 – Stress Awareness Month
I’m sure we have all heard the saying ‘laughter is the best medicine’, but I wonder how many of us have actually taken time to think about this and realise how true it can be.
By guest blogger Nina Vallard
Have you ever considered writing a blog whether it be for pleasure or work? Did you know blog writing can really help you de-stress and support your wellbeing? Join Nina as she invites you to share her experiences with blogging and many of the great resources she has discovered, which might help you begin.
Stress is a huge topic.
When I was first pondering how would I approach this blog, I felt overwhelmed. I had so many ideas bouncing around in my mind, all screaming for attention, all protesting that they were the most important, the ONE thing that needed to be told. But the truth is, stress is complex. There is no ONE idea, ONE approach, ONE solution. And that’s because there are myriad things that stress us out and because we’re all individuals so stress will affect each and every one of us differently.
Stress can affect us all, at anytime in our lives, coming from a multitude of situations. It can be short lived or prolonged, it could be modest or overwhelming. The important thing is that we start to recognise the signs and identify opportunities in our lives that will enable us to reduce our stress levels and teach us ways in which we can limit our encounters with stressful situations.
By library champion – Amber Grant
As if university life wasn’t stressful enough, we also have an entire pandemic to worry about, rules and regulations to remember, lockdowns, etc. So it’s important now more than ever to remember to take some time every now and then to just relax. Being able to relax is excellent for both our physical and our mental health, as it reduces stress, improves mood, lowers blood pressure and whole bunch of other stuff that is really beneficial for our general wellbeing. Relaxing also has benefits for studying as it can boost memory, confidence and concentration. Taking breaks to relax during studying is a MUST.