Stay happy, stay healthy (part two)

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Written by Tarania Suresh a current 3rd Year Law student

Stay happy, stay healthy: How I have been surviving lockdown (part two) 

If you haven’t yet read part one check it out here!

Self-care 

Movie nights 

*lights off* it’s Movie NIGHT! During this pandemic we have watched lots of movies together especially horror movies, I realised that my friends can scream to an extent where I might lose my sense of hearing haha!

Learning new things

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I have also learnt waxing and threading and most importantly learning a healthy skincare routine! I give advice to my friends and we had fun makeover sessions! As well as this we got crafty and had our very own craft sessions at Easter time, it was so fun to try new things!

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Grown up kids arts and craft time! This was done on Easter Sunday!

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BBQ night!

One night we decided to have a BBQ and cook together. We dressed up and did our makeup just to have dinner together! It’s such a nice feeling when you cook a meal together and enjoy spending time with others. That’s the only way to keep ourselves happy!

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Game time!

I’m very thankful for the existence of online games and of course google which helped me to come up with games that I can play with my friends just by staying put at home. We played UNO, pool, Warewolf via Plato app.

My tutor, my friend!

My tutor was a massive help to me in this final term. I personally would like to thank you for being there throughout my final year. You had to juggle so much with our class but we appreciate how hard you worked for us! Thank you so much for all of what you’ve done. Thanks for your guidance and support over my final year of university, it been so appreciated and also for your time to reply to my questions without hesitation, Dr. Vasileios.

Besides that, I would like to thank all of my lecturers and tutors who taught me and all the support you gave while I was struggling through all of the content.

So, we may have now got through the worst of this pandemic, I’m now reflecting on things going forward.

We showed gratitude towards each other, and reminded ourselves that things may look bleak, but there is still so much to be thankful for, even during the time of crisis. Most importantly, controlling our stress level was the biggest challenge but I always tell my friends to share what’s going on with them and feel free to just knock my room door anytime when they need. Even though I was little off and struggling with myself, helping out my friends gives me clarity and space to correct myself.

We need to distinguish between the positive and negative at all times so that we can balance our life and help each other to reach the path that we are all looking forward to.

Don’t forget that Student Support Services are still here to support you and we are regularly posting through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well as over on the Virtual Global Lounge Team

For help and advice whilst studying at NTU, take a look at the following for sources of support.
Support from NTU
Silvercloud: SilverCloud is our online system designed to help with a range of mental health issues.
Depression advice
Counselling
Wellness in Mind: Advice and support for anyone in Nottingham experiencing issues with their mental wellbeing
Struggling at Uni? Go to Student Minds
10 Keys to happiness

 


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