Today marks ‘Blue Monday’ which is said to be that day in the year when we all feel a little lower than usual. As students, we have just made it through exam week and are starting a new semester. Feeling motivated for an exciting, fresh start, right? Well, this is not always the case. Here are my top tips on staying positive this Blue Monday (and any other time you’re feeling down).
For many students, studying is the last thing they want to think about over Christmas, understandably. The Autumn and Winter term is a long one and Christmas is only a brief break from this. After all of the celebrating over Christmas and New Year, the January blues can creep in. Here are my top tips on overcoming the January blues and staying positive after the Christmas break.
Happy New Year everyone! After all the Christmas festivities and NY celebrations, it’s time to start thinking about the year ahead. When the clocks strike midnight, let’s celebrate two things: a farewell to 2018 and a warm welcome to the exciting year that’s just beginning. Here are my 3 favourite New Year’s resolutions for students, to give you some inspiration.
Only one more sleep until Christmas! Have you ever wondered how Christmas is celebrated in different countries? Every country and culture celebrates Christmas differently. Some celebrate the festive period in a specific way, while others don’t celebrate this holiday at all! Here are my experiences of celebrating Christmas back home in the Czech Republic.
It’s the season of goodwill and Christmas is fast approaching. We spend a lot of time thinking about what we would like for Christmas and the beautiful roast dinner on the 25th December. It’s also important to spend some time thinking about others this Christmas, especially those less fortunate. Here are my favourite 5 ways to help others this festive season.
Christmas is not just about presents, but it can become a big burden when it comes to money. On a student budget, it can be hard to buy gifts for everyone in your life. The ultimate solution to budget gifts is the £2 challenge. Set yourself a budget of £2 per person and get making, baking and sticky-taping! Here are my 4 favourite DIY Christmas gifts, which can all be made on a £2 budget.
Secret Santa – the best way to give Christmas presents to your friends without breaking the bank! Sometimes it is so tricky working out what to get people for Secret Santa. Maybe you’re on a low-budget or you don’t know them all that well! Whatever the reason, there are loads of different options for Secret Santa gifts. Here are a few ideas for low-cost, hassle-free Secret Santa ideas.
The festive period is my absolute favourite time of year. Pretty lights, great food, upbeat songs – I love it all! But I’m well aware the build-up to Christmas can be difficult. When you’re in new surroundings, without your loved ones and usual traditions. Celebrating Christmas on campus with your friends is a great way to make the most of the season, but how can you start feeling festive? Here are a few of my favourite ways to get into the Christmas spirit at university.