Amidst the chaos of recent weeks, it’s easy to forget that many of you still have assignments and projects due before the end of this strange semester. For those in final year, you’ve got the added pressure of life after college to take into account, and all of this can leave even the best of us frazzled!
Point Campus has worked and dealt with 1,000s of students over the years, and we’ve learned some great techniques and ways to keep calm along the way. The mental health of our residents is incredibly important to us during these times of uncertainty, so give these ideas a go to minimize stress over the coming weeks.
Colouring books for adults have been all the rage in the past few years. What was once an activity for kids has now become a practice in mindfulness for grown-ups! The therapeutic nature of colouring has been shown to calm down even the most anxious of minds. You can order one of the many books out there online and don’t forget to grab a set of crayons while you’re at it!
Looking after your mind and headspace is so important during stressful times like we’re experiencing now. Meditation can sometimes be brushed aside by those who think it’s a waste of time, but we can’t overstate how useful it can be. When you look at any top performing athlete, musician or leader, meditation is one of the practices that they all share in common.
If you’ve never given it a go, you’re in luck. The internet is a wealth of knowledge and you’ll find plenty of articles and videos giving you more advice on how to begin. If you’d like some help starting out, there are some apps out there that will guide you through your sessions. Calm, Headspace and Waking Up are three of the apps we’d recommend checking out with some of them offering free trials!
‘’By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail’’.
Many of our residents’ anxiety and nerves are caused by their college workload and exams. While it’s completely normal to be nervous about these things, being unprepared can completely throw your sense of calm out the window! You can’t control what grade you’ll get, or what question will come up on the exam, but you can control how much preparation you do. When you put everything you can into the task and work that’s in front of you, there’s a very calming feeling that you get, knowing you couldn’t do much more. If you find a lot of your nerves come around the time of important deadlines or exams, maybe this is something you can work on more?
CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and is a form of therapy often used to combat anxiety. The aim of CBT is to help you explore and examine your thoughts in an unbiased way. It helps to work out unhelpful thoughts and problems which will in turn help keep you calm. The current COVID-19 crisis has no doubt planted many anxious thoughts in our minds, but CBT is a proven way to help resolve them.
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For those looking to pick up a new skill or to pass some time, we’ve found some great courses you can take online. From essay writing to learning to be happier, there are some great options for you in the list below.
We’re delighted to see some of our favourite haunts open up again so here is a list of our favourite student-friendly bars in Dublin.
Nightclubs, festivals and large celebrations have been put on hold for the time being, so what is there for a student to do these days? Keep on reading to find out!
We’re giving away THREE rooms at Point Campus to three lucky students for the upcoming academic year. No catches, no fuss...it’s #StraightToThePoint!
It’s vital to keep on top of your mental health during these testing times. We cover some of our favourite techniques for keeping calm in our latest blog below...give it a read!
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The Point Campus team have put together some of our favourite home-made snack ideas, for you to try making yourself!
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It’s important to share some positivity during these testing times so our latest blog will remind you of what to look forward to when things get back to normal.
Whether you’re self-isolating or practicing social distancing, you can still get a good workout done in your room! Not only is it a great way to maintain some of your regular routine, it will do your mental health a world of good when it most needs it.
We’ve gathered tips from leading experts on happiness which we’ve explored below. We’ve also shared what we know about the subject from the years of working with 1,000s of students!
We’ve come up with 5 simple dinners that even the worst chef can make, and we’ve included vegetarian/vegan options as well! Make the most of the lockdown and master these 5 recipes.
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We’ve compiled a list of food all of our students should have in their student accommodation that will allow them to master a whole host of tasty recipes.
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