Whether it’s research for a paper, revision for an exam or just catching up on reading materials, when you start university – there is a lot more studying expected of you. This is just one side of uni life of course, and there is a lot of fun to be had as well, but if you have spent hours cramming in front of a screen, it can be hard to switch off and relax.
Does this sound all too familiar? Then we can help with our guide to relaxing after a long study session!
#1 Don’t underestimate the power of nature
Unless it’s summertime and you have a nice outdoor area to work in, the chances are that you have spent hours or maybe even days within the same four walls whilst you study.
Exercise, fresh air and some Vitamin D are all crucial for a healthy mind and body and whilst we understand how easy it can be to work through your breaks – we bet that just a 30 minute stint outdoors amongst nature will see your mind lighter and your anxiety reduced dramatically.
It will also help you concentrate better when you do return to your desk!
#2 Finished studying for the day? Make it official!
Often students living in student accommodation in Bolton haven’t got access to a TV, so their laptop is the source of everything from study materials to Netflix! Because of this, it can be hard to truly commit to “clocking off” from your studies, so here’s our advice:
- When you have done studying turn your PC off or close your laptop
- Clean away all your study materials for the day
- Transform your work station to a neutral place that feels relaxing
- Step out of the place you have been working in for a while
- Then – if you want to watch movies or shows and need your computer for the job, going straight to your favorite streaming service should be much easier!
Remembering to create a healthy line between work and relaxation is important, and it’s a battle all of us have faced during lockdown – but doing this will make a big impact on your brain at the end of a busy day.
We have all missed socializing this year, but as of the 29th March – we can now see up to six friends or loved ones outdoors as long as you stay socially distanced. So, whether it’s a couple of drinks with mates or some al fresco dining, there’s no greater tonic for a tired and groggy brain than some socialisation with mates.
If you’re not quite ready to get back out there after over a year in lockdown, then zoom, hangouts or facetime are also fantastic options!
#4 Get a good night sleep in your student accommodation in Bolton
Sleep is the answer to most of life’s problems, and when you feel like you’ve been burning the candle at both ends, a good night sleep could be the only solution for you.
Of course, this can be easier said than done if you’re not comfortable in your environment, so it’s important to ensure you find a student accommodation in Bolton that is both warm and welcoming – not to mention one that offers a decent bed in which you can truly switch off.
So – if you feel you could be in need of new student accommodation, check out Orlando Village – the only student accommodation in Bolton approved and recommended by the University of Bolton.