Festive music, mulled wine, sparkling lights - Christmas Markets and Winter Wonderlands are one of England's best traditions. An excuse to have a lovely day out with friends and families, take in the country's most picturesque cities, and do a little retail therapy whilst you're at it. We have listed some of the most popular Christmas markets for you to visit this festive season. Start planning your ultimate winter trip for 2023 today.
How to manage stress as a student
What is stress awareness?
November 7th – 11th is International Stress Awareness Week. Stress is the bodies’ natural reaction to situations of threat or pressure felt by an individual. Stress can be as fleeting as a moment during an off day, or more long term.
It can be a normal part of life. Being able to recognise stress and how best to respond to it will be essential to your overall mental health and wellbeing. Some signs that you are experiencing stress include changes in mood, difficulties sleeping and low energy. These things can impact your studies. It’s important to be aware of how to manage this as soon as possible to avoid any academic issues.
Mental and emotional stress can start to have an impact on your physical health too but being able to identify why and when this is affecting you will be key to combating stress. Stress effects students especially those who have just started studying as they adjust to a different lifestyle, often far away from their usual support system.
How to deal with stress.
Stress isn’t something you can take medication for when it flares up. Instead, what you should focus on is finding strong coping skills, fixing or changing the situations that you are finding stressful and speaking about your experiences.
An important part of overcoming stressful situations is recognising that they are common for other people, and that you will find something that works for you.
Regular exercise has many positive health benefits for our physical and mental fitness. Having an established routine in place will allow you to be more alert and improve concentration. Your body also releases endorphins that can increase your positive mood and reduce pain and discomfort.
Spend time learning the correct way to do breathing exercises and meditation, the calming effects are often immediate.
Sometimes it’s really just as simple as mind over matter. We can’t control everything that happens to us in our lives. But we can choose how we deal with those situations. Think with a positive attitude and smiling. Even if you must fake feeling that way in the beginning, it will help you learn how to think with a more positive mindset.
Having a regular sleep schedule is important for you to establish a solid routine for university life. But can also to aid with your health. The benefits of getting a good night sleep can be read about in our Morning Motivation blog.
Getting serious about the environment we live in.
To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
It’s a simple campaign! For every percent we reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by we donate to one of our nominated charities.Show me all news
Hello Leeds! We are expanding our range of locations for student accommodation. Welcome to Exchange Court, our latest student accommodation in Leeds. A brand new luxury student accommodation in Leeds city centre opening in September 2024. Offering spacious studios with huge windows and lots of natural light and many with your own private balcony.
It's that time of year when the days are shorter, the weather is cold and wet, and after a day studying you just want to get cosy, not go to the gym. That's perfectly okay. Read our tips on how to burn calories another way.