The BBC published this article about The effect of social media on our ever day’s life and its scary.
What triggered my thought about writing this blog is a commercial for Persil , discussing how the young coming generation doesn’t even go outside to play or to get dirty . It made think about how i spent my childhood and how those real life experiences of tension , competition , emotions has shaped me the way i am today .
An average of 2 hrs at least is spent on social media by the population!, moreover a study found that a threefold of the sample is going through different depression symptoms mostly because the effect of the social media stereo type.
Take a Break
In the light of these stats i thought about a little project of not using Social Media for a week . Bring to mind that i can even recall the last time i had no social media platform to use.
Furthermore , i was amazed by amount of free time in my everyday life and how well i can actually benefit from it than just following other people in social media .
Of course i went back after that week but i promised myself to have one week off social media every month and thankfully I’ve been doing so for the last two years straight.
So if you’re new in Hull, take a break and roam the city , its the city of culture after all !.
Living 24 years in a third world country like Sudan then jumping straight to the united kingdom one of the leading countries worldwide is a big move that cannot easily be described but i will try to address the main issues through my personal experience.
Understanding Natives and speaking English 24/7
Believe it or not Studying formal English whether grammar or reading is nothing when you try to test it against the east Yorkshire accent !
It took me more than one week to settle and understand clearly whatever people are saying because my only experience was speaking to Sudanese friends and people around me, but to speak to a native only happened after 24 years !! .
Somehow you get used to it and I’m actually amazed by how easy you can adapt with time to whatever changes accrue in your life , from speaking Arabic all your life to speaking English with a Yorkshire accent is just an example.
The Weather !
Going from an average of 30-40 degrees weather to just below 10 degrees is quite frightening!. One can only imagine my face expressions when I’m fully covered with layers of jackets , looking at people actually walking around with short sleeves shirts, but like the Yorkshire accent , you get used to it .
One of the best moments in my life was witnessing my first now, it makes you believe the beauty of nature is limitless.
Whatever the challenges you go through coming here , just know that you will fit in perfectly .if the Sudanese guy can do it , you can definitely do it.
Losing a big amount of weight is an unforgettable experience that i had the chance to go through it in 2015 , thanks to one album produced by the rapper Jermaine Cole named Forest Hills drive.
The whole thing started with me streaming the album and i just thought i should shuffle it , first song in was (Love Yourz), “Don’t be sleeping on your level , cause it’s beauty in the struggle , ugliness in the success” and at that time i was struggling with my weight which was over 100 kilograms!, i thought to myself will this be it ? can i do this ?
Album Length :
The Album was about one hr and 4 minutes so i set a schedule of 120 days of running for one hr and i challenged myself to do it , starting with love yourz, i cried for one week straight , because every time i tried to run my whole body hurts but i tried to remember that the beauty comes from the struggle.
Coming to Hull
Whenever i step into a new challenge in my life i remember that in 120 you lost 30 kilograms , struggle so you can get the beauty of life !.
Try to look at your new chapter at the university of Hull as a challenge that only going to make you better and always remember that the its “beauty in the struggle , ugliness in the success”.
“I can’t help feeling that there is no beauty without hope, struggle, and conquest.” Luis Buñuel, My Last Sigh.