Time…

So its crazy because right now right this minute I feel I have so much to do, and guess what life can get like that sometimes, CRAZY, MANIC and maybe borderline overwhelming or so it seems.

Saw this on the Uni days website #RyanGosling #WOW #dontentirelyagree
Saw this on the Uni days website #RyanGosling #WOW #dontentirelyagree

During my first year at uni I was always so stressed trying to manage time and stressing more about that than doing what was needed, attending lecture making time to go to society meetings, going home, and church and food shopping and yet this year i have more stuff to do and I have felt I have coped much better than last. So the aim of this blog is just to REASSURE YOU that it can be done, and the less time we spend worrying on what needs to be done the more time we have to do those things as well as have times for ourselves to just kick back!

 

1) STOP AND BREATH…

2) Prioritise what needs doing and when 

3) JUST DO IT (as nike says) 

4) Attend those society meetings and thrive getting to know other people than those you met on your course and sit next to every day and message when you need help with that assignment etc

5) Make time for YOU! its really important to cook/ order in, to eat and just give your body some much needed love. this can be through going to the gym, reading a book, watching a funny movie, give yourself a dose of some loving! It really will help perfect all other elements of life.

and also 

6)REVISE maybe this should be higher up on the list of priorities but then again you cant really focus on work if your mind is too busy worried about other stuff and you are unhappy and unfed! 

 

But hope you all have a great week, and maybe this all seems obvious but hey make sure you do it!

 

Three good things about my week

1) Firstly I’m grateful for actually being able to stay awake in all my monday lectures 😛 …#JustKidding

I had my first Monday when I didn't feel like this :)
I had my first Monday when I didn’t feel like this 🙂

  2)  I had a blast in labs where I was working with hydrolysis of Aspirin at various temperatures #TeamPharmacy 

Aspirin..Pestle ...Mortar
Aspirin..Pestle …Mortar

 

3)  Spent the weekend eating junk food in Stoke-on-Trent #Muchdeservedrest

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Home is where the heart is…

IMAG0183Its weird because this time last year in my first year as November approached I found myself already thinking about where to live next. I did the typical first year on campus with the convenience of a weekly cleaner, daily bin removals, and the comfort of my friends being a few floors away.

This year things have completely changed. I live of campus in a house with friends…which is what all my other friends have done…but again already in my mind I’m thinking what am I doing next year?

Pro’s- Halls and Accommodation on Campus

1) Convenience – Waking up late and never worrying about lateness
2) Ease of access- Close proximity to city centre and broad street, brindley place and all the best Birmingham has to offer
3) Warm- Close to friends
4) Lack of commuting
5) Safety- These student designed places often have security which makes you feel safer etc

Pros of an off campus house
1) New setting and environment that can often be a breath of fresh air after lectures and hectic practicals
2) Cost its often cheaper despite the £400ish one of cost for a bus ticket
3) Freedom to live with friends although this can be done on campus in the ASV too
4) Opportunity to explore
5) Literally a home away from home. Instead of scanning and lifts and stuff at my house this year I feel warm and cosy and really at home.

But everyone is different. We all want different things, one thing for sure is that my friends preferred to stay on campus but it something we all think about… Aston is really helpful in finding accommodation with the student union pad, the hub etc.