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Top 3 ways to relax when stressed

We all get stressed, there’s no way of avoiding it.

A bit of stress is good, but beyond optimal point it is spells trouble.

So, how to reduce bad stress?

  1. Stop Demanding Perfection of Yourself

When we do something, we usually imagine how the end result will look like, and it is usually a perfect one. We don’t account for errors and mistakes therefore the end state is usually not what we expected it to be.

And that is completely fine!!!

We are just humans and we are doomed to make mistakes, do not dwell on them. Instead learn from them and try to do better next time.

It will never be prefect so stop putting expectations on yourself that you won’t be able to fulfil.

Be realistic!!

  1. Exercise

Ah yes, the enemy of all people, exercise.

I am sure that you heard all the scientific and psychological benefits of exercise.

And I am here to tell you…

… That they are all true!!

So go for a run, pick up some weights, and release all of your tension with exercise!!

  1. Talk it over with a Friend

We usually get stressed because we misunderstand or interpret things in a wrong way.

So the best way to handle that, is to get a different perspective.

A trusted friend can help you, but remember that if the problem is more technical rather than emotional, it’s is best to take into account their capabilities.

Let me know how you deal with stress below 🙂

Top 3 things to do instead of going out

We all enjoy going out with our friends and have fun, usually accompanied by alcohol.

Unfortunately however, our bodies and minds need to take a break from these lucrative activities time to time.

 

Thus I am providing you, my precious readers, with a list of top 3 things to do instead of going out.

  1. A Venture To Nature

Our minds need a break from our daily lives, the best way to do it is to disconnect from all electrical devices and simply enjoy a long walk to a nice nature rich place.

It will allow you to release your mind from the shackles of technology and release your imagination and allow you to think deeply about anything you like, there will be no constraints on you.

  1. Indoor Rock Climbing

We all have always wanted to do this. We have seen it movies, where someone climbs and is afraid to jump down.

 ‘Rock Up’, located in St Stephan’s shopping centre, allows us to actually see and have a feel for it, alone or with friends.

It is great fun and decent exercise!

  1. Escape Rooms

Fight your way through riddles and puzzles in order to free yourselves within a time limit at ‘Escape Hull’.

This activity is basically trying to solve riddles in order to find clues which will eventually allow you to open the doors, behind which freedom awaits.

 ‘Escape Hull’ offers a wide range of types of room you can escape from.

Tell me how you spend your free time below 🙂

Sports societies – making the most of your university experience

Social societies and university go hand in hand and is one the best decisions you can possible make whilst spending three years in a new city. All though each society is different and has a different reputation, they all offer a social experience like no other and gives you the opportunity to meet people who otherwise you simply would not.

It is generally considered a positive note if you actively play the sport of which society it is, however there is always a large amount of people who are simply social members and each society welcomes new people with open arms.

  • Committee roles: Each society has captains, social secretaries and even a president. Being a part of the committee not only grants you the opportunity to have responsibility of a large group of people and activities, this puts you in a variety of decision making situations and could benefit you in later life.
  • Socials: Socials are generally every week and consists of the club members gathering together, spending time with each other and generally going on a night out together. This allows you to meet like minded people and gives you a break from the strenuous schedules of university.
  • Staying Active: University lifestyle and staying healthy generally does not coincide together, however signing up to a sports team gives you the chance to train and play week in week out and maintain some level of exercise between all the lectures and socials.

The food hot spots of Hulls student area

Newland Avenue is the most buzzing street around the area of the university and with more and more restaurants opening up, it is vital to highlight what places are worth spending what little of your student loan on.

Level Bar and Grill –

Level Bar and Grill is on Newland Avenue and provides its customers with a relaxed and charming environment. Due to this Bar doubling up as a grill, it supply’s a large array of different drinks, whilst simultaneously offering traditional grilling cuisine that can compete with any restaurant in the area.

Sleepers –

Sleepers has been a staple food hotspot for students to visit on Newland Avenue for over a decade now. Whilst being more of a sit-down restaurant, the food it offers is top notch and one of the most affordable restaurants in the area. Due to it not transitioning to a bar at night, Sleepers has really focused to ensure that the food and the ambiance it offers, can really set it apart from its competition.

Dirty Bird –

Dirty Bird is unlike many other food hot spots in the area, all though you can eat in, Dirty Bird is a niche and upscale chicken shop that produces a variety of quality products that the general takeaway simply does not. The average student would often prefer to eat out as much as possible and Dirty Bird offers a high standard of food that is fresh and of immensely good value.

 

“Gods own Country” – A guide to Yorkshires sites to see

Yorkshire has been proclaimed to be “Gods own Country” (generally by the people who reside there), however we will now showcase what can make this county so memorable for all those who visit.

Temple Newsam –

This Tudor-Jacobean mansion has been on the land since the 12th century and due to careful restoration, is known as one of the greatest country houses in England. Whether you wish to explore the mansion itself, walk across the vast yet beautiful land or even visit the farms, showcasing a variety of animals, it offers an experience that you generally cannot experience anywhere else in the country.

 

 

 

 

Flamborough Head –

Flamborough is about as good as British seaside can be, with white cliffs that stretch for miles and beautiful hidden beaches, this little gem on the edge of Yorkshire really demonstrates how mesmerizing the sights of Northern England can be. Whether you want to go hiking, canoeing or simply exploring the vast regions, Flamborough gives you plenty to do and has no financial burden.

 

 Yorkshire Dales National Park –

This national park is one of the last remaining stretches of lands that truly encapsulates the beauty this country has to offer. The Yorkshire dales encompasses valleys, small villages and waterfalls, this region boasts the greatest natural sites England has  and simply exploring such an area will take you over a couple of days, providing visitors with a trip unlike any other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sudan To East Yorkshire , The Journey

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.

Album for 30 kilograms !


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.

 Love Yourz

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.

Two easy ways to make money at University

Life as a student can be a struggle. Tuition, rent, food, clothes, transport, books… These things are not free and can eat away at your budget. Here are two alternative ways to make money:

Paid Surveys

Online paid surveys are a simple and easy way to make a bit of extra money. My favourite company is Valued Opinions as they always have surveys available and they require barely any effort to complete. Brilliantly, most of the surveys do not actually take as long to complete as indicated. The Surveys available to me today:

It is perfectly possible to make about £60 a month by doing just 10-15 short surveys a week. The money earned can then be redeemed in the form of voucher.

Investing

This method of money making is risky so it is important to do a lot of research and watch the market extremely closely before making any investment. You must be aware of the risk of losing all of the money that you originally invested. However, I am going to share a story of when investing can go right, from a fellow student that would like to remain anonymous.

“I used an app called cex.io and made an original investment in Bitcoin of £200 at the beginning of March 2017. I then bought and sold about six times over the course of the year. At the beginning I lost some money but at the end I made money selling 0.24 bitcoin for $20,245.56. I made around £4000.”

4 talented rappers you may not have heard of

1. Joyner Lucas

Source: twitter.com/joynerlucas

Joyner Lucas is an American rapper from Worcester, Massachusetts and is currently signed to Atlantic Records. He has recently gone viral after he released a single called “I’m not racist”, in which he rapped about race and society, through the perspective of a white man, and a black man.

 

2. Token

Source: cultmontreal.com

The 19 year old rap prodigy, also from Massachusetts, gained popularity after his music video “No Sucka MC’s” got 1 million views on Youtube. The actor Mark Wahlberg soon named Token as his “new favourite rapper” and shared his single “Exception” on social media; in which he rapped about school bullying, and has undoubtedly contributed to his now rapidly growing popularity.

 

3. Snow Tha Product

Source: twitter.com/snowthaproduct

Certainly one of the best female rappers around, Snow Tha Product is from San Jose, California and is signed to Atlantic Records. She has featured alongside rap veterans Tech N9ne and KXNG Crooked and clearly has a bright future ahead of her in the hip hop industry.

 

4. Chris Webby

Source: Shazam

An American rapper from Connecticut, Chris Webby has an eclectic style, he is full of witty punch lines and references about pop culture, cartoons and video games. He has also featured with Tech N9ne and KXNG Crooked, and after a decade in the industry, he is now starting to gain more popularity and surely deserves more recognition.

Spring is coming! Change a suitable lipstick for spring!

When the snow is melting, bird is singing, tempreture is rising, all the evidencd shows that spring is coming. Somebody may said this is not a big things but for girls, spring means we can take off all the thick coat and warm cloths, change into thin cloths and skirt. There is one thing girls are very pay attention of, that is make up! Especially lipsticks. So I will recommend some lipsticks that are very suitable for spring. These lipsticks will makes you feel young and vibrant.

Spring is suitable light pink and orange colour lipstick. So first one I want to say is MAC sea sheer. This lipstick is orange but stress on pink. It is mosit and easy daub.  It is light and gentle coulor which looks very natural.

The second one I want to strong recommend is Chanel 152.  Both are  belongs to orange colour lipsticks. However, compare with MAC sea sheer,  the colour saturability  of Chanel 152  is higher, it means that the colour is more obivous.  What is more, Chanel 152 is emphasize on orange. When you wearing this lipstick,  it is moist and smooth. The colour is very spring and warm. It makes you look young,wonderful and brisk.  So this lipsticks is my personal favourite.

The last one I want to recommend is MAC cockney. This lipstick is my recently favourite.  This series of MAC is moist and smooth. MAC cockney is red colour scheme lipstick but not very “red”. It is a light red mix some pink. It is look like watermelon colour. So cockney looks natural and active too.  The most surprised is MAC cockney add tiny paillette. The shining paillette grubs you attention for the first time.  It makes you shining and charming and attrat people’s attention.  I like this lipsticks very much, it is a best choice for dating.