Tag : wellbeing

Free Stress Relief Tai Chi for Students!

9 months ago / 0 comments

The Lishi Daoist Tai Chi Society has partnered with the university’s wellbeing services to offer FREE STRESS RELIEF classes thanks to funding from Leeds Community Foundation. You can sign up at lishi.org/happy right now for up to six weeks of free workshops that combine physical exercise, meditation and life-coaching to … Read More

Perfectionism: a toxic ideal

2 years ago / 0 comments

Eve discusses the vague meaning of the term ‘perfect’, and how it can control your life unnecessarily.  The etymology of the word ‘perfect’ is interesting. It comes from the Latin word ‘perfectus’ which means ‘completed’. However, in today’s society it means something much more complex than just ‘completing’ an action. … Read More

Student Advice’s Space to Relax: perfect for exam time

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Student Advice Centre’s Space to Relax is returning to provide you with a wellbeing hub during the often stressful and challenging exam period. We want support you to study and support you to look after yourself, therefore our space is divided into the Space to Relax in Room 5 … Read More

The damaging impact of ‘What I eat in a day’ videos

2 years ago / 0 comments

As a generation, there’s no doubt about it, we’re impressionable. Every word that flickers across our screen holds the potential to plant a seed of doubt in our minds. So it’s logical to be afraid of pseudo-professional nutrition advice; attractive twenty somethings pottering around their kitchen and telling us how … Read More

The Happy Guide to getting up early

2 years ago / 0 comments

However far you are into your degree, you probably haven’t quite nailed the process of getting up early and being productive. Lauren gives you some easy tips on how to make the dreaded alarm clock just a little bit more bearable… With longer, lighter days bringing us into the summer, … Read More

Serotonin, tea, and yoga… Getting enough Zzzzzzzz’s

2 years ago / 0 comments

It’s something we all do, even if we tell everyone otherwise. We’re all guilty of doing it when we really aren’t supposed to be and we use it for all sorts of things: as a way of procrastination, a way to curb that boredom, a way to really get away … Read More

Freshers, metamorphosis, and goo…

2 years ago / 0 comments

Whilst on my daily (who am I kidding, hourly) scroll through Instagram, I came across a post about caterpillars. The enlightening picture informed me that these little beasts turn into goo whilst in the cocoon. A caterpillar soup if you like. However, what was particularly interesting was studies have shown … Read More

Mind Yourself: songs to cure the new year blues

2 years ago / 0 comments

Martha discusses University of Leeds’ Wellbeing Festival, and talks us through our student wellbeing playlist.  A new term is starting at Leeds University. This means the start of new modules, perhaps joining new societies and meeting new people. It can however mean facing new, or existing, challenges. Last week we held … Read More

Is calorie counting really worth it?

2 years ago / 0 comments

It’s Monday Morning – Perhaps you’ve been telling yourself for the past few weeks that this is the day. No more digestives at 11pm. No more takeaways. No more food that you love; from now on it’s just porridge, greens, and smoothies. It probably goes well for the first day; … Read More

MENTAL HEALTH A-Z: F is for Fitness

3 years ago / 0 comments

We all know that it’s important to keep a well-balanced and healthy life, you don’t need me to preach it to you. But did you know that during exercise your brain releases the ‘happy’ chemical, serotonin, which is the same chemical present in many anti-depressants such as Fluoxetine and Citalopram? … Read More