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Lack of Social Life

I’m not the most social able guy, most of my friends like to go to the pub regularly and go ‘out-out’ Friday to Sunday mornings but that just doesn’t really suit me. Don’t get me wrong, I do love a cold cider (Magners preferably), but I prefer playing online with my friends some from around the world and working towards my business goals in my spare time.

‘Out Out’

At university, though it is likely that you will end up going ‘out-out’ with your university friends or friends from home if to celebrate completing a module or end of a semester. Here are just a few pictures of when I went out…

Online Socialising

Most my friends that I play online with play a variety of games, however, I prefer to stick to those that I’ve always played since growing up which are GTA, Fifa, COD and now a new game to 2017 is Fornite. I spend some nights during the week playing Fifa and Fornite but only for an hour or two just to communicate with my friends seeing how they are doing, not forgetting enjoying the game. My weekends are work and football orientated however I do find time in the evening to have a gaming session into the early hours of the next day.

Fancy a game or two?

PSN: TrueBennett95

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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 🙂

Tried and Tasted: Top 3 bars in Hull for…you know… ‘de-stressing’

 

Students will always discover new depths of creativity in order to afford that extra drink. *TOP TIP* sleep in until noon and you won’t have to buy breakfast – that’s one cocktail to get you that #FridayFeeling. Anything is possible if you have a can-do attitude (and you know when happy hour is).

1.

Level

Newland Avenue’s finest – in the heart of the student population. Even with a great selection of wine and craft beers on the cards, it’s still the mouthwatering cocktails which steal the show, especially with HappyHour 12pm-6pm.

Check out Level’s Instagram for more creative cocktails.

 

The menu features all the classics from the Tom Collins to the Margarita, in addition to placing their own twists on the simple mojito, which can be ordered in spiced rum, gin or coconut rum varieties.

2.

Butler Whites

Tucked away slightly from Hull’s city centre, Butler Whites sits on the corner of Humber Street at the marina.

Great place to take the parents (but hopefully they’ll pay!)

 

Part of Hull’s £156m facelift, Humber Street has been transformed into a vibrant area which anyone could spend the best part of a day exploring.

@butlerwhites Check out the menu here

3.

 Sanctuary

The SU is the perfect place to fill those gaps between lectures (as is the library, but who are we kidding). With a wallet-friendly selection of drinks on offer, Sanctuary is the ideal bar for any student.

@huuphotos

 

Missed a bar out? Let me know in the comments where your favourite bar is!

The top 3 challenges students face in the University

  • Change of Environment.

It is always hard when it comes to adjusting  into a new environment, especially as an international or first year student. You should expect to experience a different language, culture, weather, food etc. However, it is essential not to get into craze over getting everything right. Give yourself some time, and expect to get a little frustrated, but always stay positive and focused, eventually you will come to love the University life.

 

  • Social Life

Though University is all about the academic experience, it also about the social as well. Making and investing time with colleagues and flat mates is essential for building community and sometimes positively helpful towards academics, especially when you have a friend helping you do better. However, spending too much time with friends doing social activities can be distracting, and conflicts can arise. Learn to take some time out for yourself, remember why you are here, set your goals and priorities.

 

  • Money Management

This is an issue most of us students, especially first year students face. For many young people, University is the first time we learn to manage money. Students often try to live outside their means, spending more than is required, often due to peer pressure. Students need to understand it is okay to say “no”. If your friends want you to go on an activity with them and the only money you have left is for groceries, focus on your needs vs. wants and learn to say no.