Hope you’ve all been well,
I thought I would get myself back into the flow of blogging my catching up with you guys … so enjoy me ramble about my first year at uni, stress, gaining weight and anything and everything that pops into my head.
1. My experience as a first year, dealing with stress and gaining weight …
It feels good to be done with exams and my first year at kings college … CYO (common year one) you shall not be missed, you’ve been a misery to deal with.
So if you don’t already know, I’m currently doing a Neuroscience BSc at Kings College London. I just completed my first year and to be honest, my first year of university is not what I thought it would be.
I was actually the person who was ready to drop out of university during October.
I found it difficult to fit in, even though I spoke to a load of people, I didn’t find people I was comfortable with until February. On top of that, the workload was immense and I couldn’t deal with the change. I didn’t know anyone, I just walked into a uni not knowing what the hell was going on and I just kept seeing myself falling flat on my face until eventually, I pulled myself together during mid-March.
The month of May has left my poor soul traumatized and exhausted. 150 lectures, 30 days of intense revision and 8 exams later (with enough time for spontaneous mental breakdowns) … I am free (up until September). BUT I HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH.
Did you know you shouldn’t drink grapefruit juice if you take paracetamol (vice versa)?
But over these past few weeks, I’m actually really proud of how I was able to cope with the stress.
Some tips to help deal with stress
- Writing down what I should complete whether it be lectures or tutorials, so it’s visual and crossing them off when it’s done (this is so important to do).
- Naps. Naps save lives. (Also have a good night sleep)
- Go for a walk and listen to music (20 mins minimum.. the longer the better)
- Positive self-talk. (I shall pass, I will complete all of this … etc)
- Going to temple and praying helped me so much
- Talk to your mum. (or any parent)
- Balance out your time. (go for that coffee date.. go have sex… hang out with friends.. watch a movie) always take a break so you don’t burn yourself out.
I did have my friends and family being extremely supportive and I love them dearly for it.
Obviously.. over the past few weeks … I’ve gained weight, which is inevitable since I’ve been revising hours and hours on end and being stationary .. but I’ve decided to cook meals that large in volume but low in calories.. so I’ve decided to incorporate vegan options into my diet, I may invest in a vegan cookbook. (ya never know) but I noticed my mum has been very supportive and I admit, it did take some convincing for her to take me seriously.
2. Youtube & Thank you!
I have postponed my video production for now until I get into the swing of things but I have so many ideas! I can’t wait to get filming! I have invested in a better vlogging camera andddd ….
MY MUM FOUND MY YOUTUBE !!
She was very supportive and surprised which to me, means a lot because I was so afraid of what she would think.
If you haven’t subscribed! Please do! Your support and feedback would mean the world to me! (click here)
Furthermore, I know I have been away from blogging for a while but I want to thank you all for the support! There is over 200 of us, which may not seem a lot in comparison to other blogs, but it means a lot to me and encourages me to keep writing! If you want me to write about anything specific or personal, drop an email or DM on Instagram: @omfgnish
3. Summer 2018, letting go of toxic relationships and relaxing …
I couldn’t express enough how upset I was that last year I never had much of break, I was constantly surrounded by negative energy and stressed with work and university admissions.
However, this summer I’m going to do everything to make the most of every day. I have bought a load of books I want to finish reading, I have booked a holiday to Rome and I want to go to Amsterdam and Paris (again). I was planning on doing an internship but I’m giving myself a break because we’re all human we are not robots and sometimes we need to stop a breath when we can.
I want to do things because I want to do them, not because I have to.
So yeah, that’s all so far …
If you still have exams, Good Luck, and power through!
Until next time guys!
Lots of Love,