Okay so we are all excited that summer is upon us right? We are all hoping it’s going to be a ‘hot’ summer, but what us lot in England tend to strive for is a little bit of sunshine that lasts at least longer than an hour! We don’t often get amazing weather in England and when we do it’s sun glasses and ice creams all round and it usually only lasts for one day but oh well! So if you’re a student like me you’ll be coming close to ending your first/second or maybe even third year in university and looking so forward to the summer ahead, am I right? On that note, I thought I would do a post on 5 things I wont miss about university this summer when I’m at home! 🙂
Getting up at 9am for a lecture or seminar and being to tired to even open my eyes. (Source)
Not having any food in the house and mentally making note of the edible items I wish I had in my fridge or cupboards. (Source)
The mountains of coursework, assignments and deadlines! (Source)
Carrying tons of library books home from the library. (Source)
Having to decide between buying toilet roll or chocolate when I only have enough left for one option. (Don’t worry it’ll always be the toilet roll! haha) (Source)
Trying to get on an already overcrowded bus to get to uni on time and hoping I won’t be the one the driver leaves behind because the bus is to it’s maximum capacity. (Source)
Well I hope you all liked that or could relate! If you did then make sure to like or comment so I know you dropped by! 🙂
Okay so we all have those late nights right? You may have to work night shifts, you may be someone who goes out clubbing every night without fail or maybe you’re just nocturnal to say the least! Whatever the reason we all get tired looking eyes and sometimes this can be a real problem – especially if you have an interview or seminar the next day and don’t want to look as if you’ve been out on a all nighter! So when I get tired eyes there are a few ways that I make sure they disappear and fast! I’m going to share them with you 🙂
Cucumber – I never liked using this before because I didn’t think it would work, that and the fact that I hate the smell of it as well and being a student I’m not going to waste a pound on a smelly vegetable but I did and I am happy about it because it refreshes my eyes. After reading a glowing article on the magic of the cucumber I went and brought one, cut it and placed it over my eyes and napped for a good 5 hours…Now I’m pretty sure that combination of napping and the cucumber worked because my eyes looked normal and a little healthier afterwards! Plus it was very relaxing.
Garnier Caffeine eye roll-on – Something which I used to use ages ago when I was back at home and my mum had some laying around or in a make up bag. It’s like a caffeine shot for your eyes but a little better I guess. The moisture is nice when applied to the bottom and top of your eyelids and once it soaks in it feels lovely.
Cold Water – Generally when I wake up and feel all icky and sleepy still I love to just splash my face with some ice cold water, it’s refreshing but make sure the water is not to cold no one likes brain freeze!
Eye Drops – Now some people are against these and some are for these but it’s down to personal opinion I guess, I’ve used two different types of eye drops and the first one was nice a small bottle that was mostly purified water but it never really changed the redness of my tired eyes however the second one I used is also a small bottle but its got salt in it and stings, however this one clears the redness from my eyes. So when picking one just make sure its legit.
Well I hope that helps if you guys have tired, puffy or red eyes after a late night 🙂
Living a happy life at University is a lot harder than the media will have you believe, juggling coursework and revision as well as exams and still going to lectures and seminars is something that gets a lot of students disheartened every year. Now I’m not saying students don’t drink, party, stay out late or do stupid things because the majority do but behind that is the constant struggle to keep up with everything.
So with this article I thought I would share some tips that I have heard before! 🙂
If you feel you chose the wrong course then change and as quick as you can – make sure you think through whether it is just first month blues of being a uni or whether its a genuine hate for the course itself then make the decision to change it.
Make friends with people in halls and outside of halls – don’t just recluse yourself to the people you live with because the probability is you might find people that you share lots in common with outside of your accommodation as well. Also try to make friends with people on your course so you look forward to going to seminars and lectures and you wont be sitting alone.
Try to meet all deadlines and don’t leave everything to the last minute – that can make even the strongest of people feel unmotivated.
Try your best – If you don’t get the grade you want in a piece of coursework or exam, try again or seek some assistance as there are plenty of people willing to help you such as professors and peers.
Don’t ever be pressured into something – you make your own choices, no-one is going to think you’re uncool if you don’t do something stupid and if they do then that person is clearly not mature enough and not worth your time anyway.
If you don’t understand something then ask – I’ve made this mistake endlessly I’ve been to shy or high on pride to ask for help and often misunderstood the task, it’s so much easier and less cringy to ask for help than mess it up!
Homesickness is a big factor – if you’re feeling homesick give home a quick call or get in touch and if that doesn’t help try to occupy yourself by hanging out with people or doing something you love like reading or gaming. Now I still get homesick and all it takes for me to feel better is spending time with my partner, ringing home or getting a motivational talk from my dad 🙂
Don’t go out alone at night – this is an all round rule, one of the worst mistakes is thinking ‘nothing bad will happen to me’ because that’s when you’re off guard and most vulnerable. If it is necessary to go out alone make sure someone knows where you’re going to make sure you’re safe.
Try to get a part time job – extra money = more happiness.
Try not to spend all your money – I met a girl on freshers that spent all her money on clubbing and had nothing to live off for the next month or so and this is a regular occurrence we’d all love to buy a new wardrobe but sadly at the end of the day when you haven’t even got enough for a take away or some shopping is when you regret spontaneous spending most.