I think it’s time for a long-overdue Boogey around your apartment. In their blog, Glide explain that ‘Listening to music gets those feel-good endorphins, pumping around your body and has the power to lift moods and take us back to better times – something that is very much needed right about now!’ So, make a feel-good playlist, stick in your headphones and crank up those tunes. Nothing says bring back the good times like singing along to ‘Mr Brightside by The Killers’ you can thank me later.
Atha Developments have a large range of student accommodation from luxury studio apartments, student house shares and student halls of residence, every time I go visit one of our developments what is the most common theme, apart from happy students of course? Yep… fairly lights. Everywhere I go I see walls, beds, desks, living rooms always bathed in the unmistakable glow of fairy lights and I must say… they are bloody lovely. Not only does the ambient lighting look and feel cosy and attractive, but there is also science (Yep, I am Dropping another science bomb) behind the effects the right lighting has on studying. SAD lights can improve your wellbeing because ‘exposure to high levels of UV light stimulates the brain to produce more serotonin, which helps to lifts moods and improve sleep patterns’ who knew a different bulb could be so effective.
Virtual Study club anyone? Why can’t ‘work hard, play hard’ be the same thing? Thanks to the wonders of the internet, you can use all sorts of online tools like Zoom (other apps are available… just in case Bill Gates reads this, which he clearly will) to create that virtual world where you can study, see and speak to your friends and not even be in the same room. Create games and rewards to ensure that studying is fun and memorable. This will give you something to look forward to during your days and get your inspiration soaring learning how you can make studying more fun. Remember the obsession with Zoom quizzes with your friends and family during the 1st lockdown? Well, why stop…
At Atha Developments our student accommodation has a number of private bookable rooms including Study rooms, lounges and cinema rooms. How awesome would a zoom quiz be in a cinema! They are all free to use and we encourage you to enjoy these specially designed spaces. Within the Covid-19 rules of course.