The Christmas holidays are over, a new year has dawned and you’re back at university or college for another term. Many people get back to work with a new year’s resolution motivating them to improve their lives, whether that focuses on their health, happiness, finance or family, and if you’re studying full time you probably have more opportunities than most to put some self-improvement into action!
Today we have some advice for students seeking to life their best life this year, to help them enjoy a successful 2018.
It’s a rare student who can’t afford budget a little better. If you’re trying to save a little, or at least spend better in the new year, there are lots of ways students can find discounts on the necessities of life, and even make a little money.
Doing a little research will reveal local transport schemes that give discounted rates for students. For example, Transport for London’s Student Oyster Card, which can save you up to a third off your regular bus and train journeys.
If you’re trying to make a little extra money, looking into the deals on student storage London provides gives you the chance to clear your room out to rent to friends in the holidays when you’re not using it, or even provides a spring board for your entrepreneurial schemes!
It’s an understate to say the student lifestyle doesn’t encourage healthy habits! Studying is in itself sedentary, but in addition to this, students experimenting with independence for the first time, tend to drink more and eat food that’s more convenient than healthy. Even sports team membership doesn’t automatically confer a healthy lifestyle: for many it comes with as much time spent in pubs and clubs as it does training.
All is not lost however. There are simple things you can do that will have a big effect on your health without too much of an impact on your lifestyle.
One of the most important things you can do is look for support: it’s hard to be the only person sticking to soft drinks on a night out, or getting up early to go the gym. If you have friends with similar aims you can support each other – not putting pressure on each other to drink if you’ve decided not to and meeting to exercise together.
You can also cook together, and by pooling your resources you’ll find you can cook healthier meals and save money into the bargain!