Freshers Week Guide and tips for how to survive!  

Starting uni is a big deal, and the start of uni (freshers week) is a massive experience! Eeven though my fresher’s week was definitely not what people would consider normal *cough covid cough* (yes that was meant to be both ironic and a bad joke), I have helped with fresher’s events and still vaguely know what’s going on. Today’s post is going to be a bit chunky – fair warning – but I’ve split it up into a section of best steps to breaking the ‘transition to uni’ thing into manageable chunks, and then some tips for making the most out of freshers week. Right, enough dillydallying there’s a lot to talk about. 

Adulting – is it as hard as it sounds?

Being an adult supposedly means doing annoying things like taxes and not having time to do what you love, but that isn’t usually the case. Being an adult, at least how I define it, is being able to look after yourself. It means you can live independently without worrying that things will fall to pieces and doing that isn’t too much hard work. Doing that just involves learning a few skills that can help you be an adult while still maintaining all the fun-loving things that you did when you didn’t have to worry about things like budgets and dishes. Today I share 10 adulting tips – skills that are essential to helping you cope in the big scary world!

University Advice – Taking a Gap Year before starting university

This year, not only am I working as an ambassador for my university, but I also signed up to be a college parent, which means helping to mentor a few first years in the same college I’m in. One of the questions I’ve gotten a lot of over the last few months is around gap years and honestly I can understand why. These are not normal times, and for many the idea of starting university during a pandemic isn’t awesome, so a lot of people are considering gap years. So today, because I was serious about wanting to do lots of university-advice related posts, I thought I’d chat about why I took a gap year, and how it connected and impacted my experience going back to university so I hope you find this post helpful!

12 Tips for surviving your Fresher’s week at University

On the topic of Fresher’s week, though, I mentioned in a previous post that I’m thinking of doing a series on tips and advice for university, and I figured this was the perfect starting point! Fresher’s week is not something you can escape, and it can be the best time ever, but it can also be very overwhelming and stressful, and I would hate for your first week at university to be anything other than exciting and delightful. Sooooo… here are my 12 tips for surviving your Fresher’s week at university! I hope you enjoy it and find it helpful! 

Tips for staying healthy on holiday

There are ways to exercise and stay healthy on holiday without losing out on all of the fun, it just takes a few tips to do it all right. You are on holiday, of course – you want to be doing fun and relaxing things you don’t usually get to do at home. So, if you would like some tips for exercising and staying healthy on holiday, then here you go. I hope you enjoy it and this kicking off a few months of mostly summer-related blog posts!

Powering through Procrastination – tips and tricks

Procrastination … an evil thing we all suffer from no matter how strong or organised we are. No matter what the cause of your procrastination is, it can be something very frustrating, especially if you actually want to get work done, so, in the spirit of true procrastination, I am not studying for my exams to write this blog post and share 3 small tips with you for tackling procrastination.

The key to making a lifestyle change …

Changing habits or making lifestyle changes can be a very overwhelming thing to try and do. Of course, we know we’re doing it for the right reasons. We definitely want the positive change that comes from it, but doing it can be pretty scary and intimidating. And that’s okay! Because quite frankly, it is a big task, taking something so inherent in your daily behaviour and making a conscientious effort to change it. It takes a lot of work, and with that, it can be quite a scary thing to embark on, but just because it’s scary doesn’t mean it’s impossible.

Tips for dealing with boredom

I have spent many hours suffering from boredom so am not really in any position to chastise any of you for the same thing. This little article is rather my way of saying that there is so much to do – so why sit vegetating in front of a wall? Whether you are bored at home, bored during your holiday or bored while driving in the car, this is a friendly guide to aiding you on your way to curing boredom so that you don’t feel ready to strangle yourself if you spend one more minute counting the dust particles. So next time you feel like you may be slipping into the lapse of this disease, remember my words and you may soon find that you are cured of boredom forever (or at least for now).