Wellbeing Blog

Importance of play in Adulthood

MCI Mentor Nov 30, 2022 3:55:15 PM

Welcome to your MCI Wellbeing Blog for December!

This month we are talking about the importance of play in Adulthood. 

What is it and how can this benefit our health and wellbeing? 

We all know that kids love to play, and that play is crucial for healthy child development. But what about play in adulthood? As we age, we tend to let go of the kid in us, focusing instead on the responsibilities and priorities of adulthood. But adults can benefit from taking time to play just as much as kids. 

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The Four D’s of Success

MCI Mentor Oct 31, 2022 9:17:25 AM

Welcome to your MCI Wellbeing Blog for November!

This month we will be discussing what the 4 D’s for success are and how you can harness them in your life and studies to achieve your goals and be successful - whatever that may look like for you!

Everyone has a different idea of what success looks and feels like for them, whether it be completing an online qualification, getting that dream job, saving up for an overseas holiday, or living a quiet and peaceful life on a farm, we can all take steps to achieve these things one small step at a time. In summary the 4 D’s are:

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Declutter your Life and Mind

MCI Mentor Oct 5, 2022 3:23:19 PM

Welcome to your MCI Wellbeing Blog for October!

This month we are talking about Life and Mind.

“Having a simplified, uncluttered home is a form of self-care.” ― Emma Scheib

So what is it?

Spring has finally sprung, which means it’s time for spring cleaning. Traditionally spring is a time of renewal after the long, cold winter, so it’s a great time to start cleaning or decluttering your house. The warm days mean you can open all the windows and let the sunlight in. Take the opportunity to look around the house to see what you have.

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Meditation and Focus

MCI Mentor Aug 29, 2022 9:34:07 AM

Welcome to your MCI Wellbeing Blog for September!

With so much going on in our professional and private lives, it can be difficult to be able to focus when it comes to our studies. In fact, according to researchers at Harvard University, we are lost in thought up to 47% of the time.  

Like any other new skill that we try to learn, the key to improving is all about practice, practice practice. The more we practise improving our focusing skills, the better we will become.  

Meditation is a really great way to help improve the way we focus. Keep on reading to understand the benefits of meditation, different ways you can practise meditation, as well as some helpful tips and videos! 

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Self Esteem and Confidence

MCI Mentor Aug 1, 2022 3:41:07 PM

Welcome to your MCI Wellbeing Blog for August!

This month we wanted our wellbeing article to help you with common problems that we all may deal with at some point with regards to our studies, applying for jobs or life in general. These are having positive self-esteem and confidence. There is a difference between the two, however they do also overlap, and both can affect how we approach tasks and situations, which in turn can have an impact on our success.

Here at MCI, we are all about students achieving success, and we are so delighted when we see you succeed after all the effort and hard work we know you put into your courses.

So, what exactly is self-esteem and what is confidence you may ask.  

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Building your immunity

MCI Mentor Jul 1, 2022 2:57:47 PM

Welcome to your MCI Wellbeing Blog for July!

This month we are talking about Building Your Immunity.

“If you do not make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness”

With the major health events the world has faced over the last few years its more important than ever to protect our health and well-being and that of our loved ones. We are faced with constant reminders that it’s flu season and it seems like the flu strains grow worse every year. This might provoke thoughts of getting flu shots, improving diet and doing more exercise but there is more that we can do, starting with strengthening our immune system.

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Exercise and Nutrition

MCI Mentor Jun 3, 2022 11:23:32 AM

Welcome to your MCI Wellbeing Blog for June!

This month we are talking about Exercise and Nutrition.

How active we are during the day, and the food that we eat can have a big impact on how we feel and our overall health. But how can we fit exercise and nutrition into our already busy lives? By making small changes and taking small steps.

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Work-Life Balance

MCI Mentor May 3, 2022 1:26:08 PM

Welcome to your MCI Wellbeing Blog for May!

This month we are talking about Work-Life Balance.

Work-Life balance refers to an effective management or striking a balance between the work which is remunerated and the personal or social responsibilities which an individual is expected to perform. Work life can influence organizational productivity and the well-being of the employees in different ways.

Work-life balance involves the minimization of work-related stress, and the establishing of a stable and sustainable way to work while maintaining health and general well-being.

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Fatigue

MCI Mentor Mar 29, 2022 11:57:17 AM

Welcome to your MCI Wellbeing Blog for April!

This month we are talking about Fatigue.

What is fatigue?

Fatigue can be a result of physical or psychological conditions, and sometimes a mixture of both. Fatigue can have a huge impact on your daily life, as well and your mental and emotional state.
A lot of students at MCI study with us in addition to balancing things like work or family. This could cause fatigue in students if precautions aren’t taken.
Fatigue often gets worse gradually. You might not realise how much it is affecting you until you think about all the things you could do previously.

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Time Management

MCI Mentor Mar 4, 2022 3:58:31 PM

Welcome to your MCI Wellbeing Blog for March!

This month we are talking about Time Management.

 

Do you ever have the feeling that there are simply not enough hours in the day?

And why do some people seem to achieve more within their day than others? The answer is – good time management.

Time management is forward planning and organising how to divide your time between different activities. Sometimes this can feel almost impossible, when it seems that everyone wants a piece of your time. Dividing your time between family, work, friends, activities and then fitting in the all-important “me time” can be slightly overwhelming. Firstly, we need to de-clutter and take charge of our time.

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