We have probably all had to find things to entertain ourselves with during lock-down, maybe a pre-existing hobby, or maybe we have tried to learn something new. But how many of us have really relaxed, really let go, done something that we may have done in our childhood. If not, why not? No better time than now.
We’ve been encouraging students across the University to suggest e-books for the library to add to our e-book collection. Thanks to all who have made suggestions so far. We thought it would be useful to look at some recent additions that have originated from those who study and work at the Salomons Institute of Applied Psychology.
To say that we’ve been going through difficult and challenging times over the last few weeks would be an understatement for many people. Even those of us who have kept generally fit and well, active and upbeat, have often found it hard to find many positive things to think about. And yet, one of the knock-on effects of there being less traffic noise and everyday work-related sounds has been the ability to hear birdsong more clearly.
Kindness. There is one golden rule. It comes in many forms and said in many ways. But, ultimately always means the same thing ‘do unto others, as you would have them do unto you’. This is a staple of life, existing throughout time, embedding itself into humanity. This saying, in its original form, can be traced back to the Holy Bible ‘Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you: do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets’ (Matthew 7:12)
Even though our stressless areas and activities are currently unavailable due to the current health crisis, we still want to help. During this time of self-distancing and self-isolation it is even more important to take care of our physical, emotional and mental health, as well as our general well being.
There is a vast supply of virtual activities already in place, prior to the corona virus outbreak; with more being introduced due to the current circumstance, many of which can be found through social media.
Have you got a to-do list? Is it on paper, on your phone or perhaps you keep it in your head. We are all very busy these days and this is certainly the case when studying. As the semester gets into full swing, you will be thinking about organizing your studies and getting into an effective study routine.