5 Morning Habits To Keep You Mindful All Day

Mindfulness as a trend has hit the roof in the last few years in the western world, with more and more people practicing various techniques daily. In a nutshell, mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the present moment, your thoughts, feelings, and the elements around you, allowing you to externalise yourself from the frantic life we all currently live, especially if you’re a student facing stress, nerves, and homesickness. In itself, it is a simple form of (non-religious) meditation which doesn’t have any rights or wrongs: you don’t have to sit cross-legged and hum ‘aum’ if that doesn’t…

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Mindfulness – seeing the world and yourself a bit more clearly

Mindfulness – seeing the world (and yourself) a bit more  clearlyAs a student trying to figure out my place in the world, I find that the amount of pressure to succeed, along with the number of distractions that stand in the way of success seem to rise together. There is pressure to have good grades, but also be available to friends and family and have an exciting life outside of university. As exam season approaches, it can be extremely tough to be a ball of joy with your loved ones, or to let go and have fun when you’re thinking…

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Meditate your exam anxieties away with Anamaya

Feeling frazzled?! Is meditation the key to surviving exam stress…Studentwire investigates how leading meditation app, Anamaya, could help. Though we can’t deny there’s many positives of student life – the raving, lazy duvet days and having an excuse to eat terrible food for most of the time to name just a few – the stress of exams and mounting deadlines can, at times, get on top of you and seem to annihilate all those positives in one fell swoop. So how can we help to manage our stress levels during those demanding times? Well fear not students, there’s a new…

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How to separate your work from your home life

Headspace mediation app

  Can an app really help you switch off at the end of the day and find a better work-life balance, Matt Silver thinks it can: As students go I’m quite busy; I sit on my university’s student council as well as many other boards and committees, I volunteer for a charity and I work – gaining practical experience to support my studies and boost my employment prospects. With all this going on I sometimes find it difficult to separate my work from my home life, it all rolls in to one sleep deprived slog. It’s a problem lots of…

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