Campbell Property’s Top Tips for Beating the January Blues!
The third Monday of January is commonly known as Blue Monday, it is supposedly the most depressing day of the year!
So whether you’ve got upcoming January exams, deadlines looming or you’re just missing home! These are Campbell Property’s Top Tips for beating the January Blues…
1. Plan adventures for 2019!
Give yourself something to look forward to! It is never too early to make summer holidays plans… What will you be doing with your fabulously long student summer? Interrailing, music festivals, volunteering?
By planning ahead you will also get cheaper deals!
2. Learn Something New!
Get you focused on a new hobby or skill this month to offset the blues such a learning a new language or sport. This is great for padding out your CV, as well as making you a more rounded individual. Also, you can learn lots online for free these days – bonus!
3. Bedroom Makeover!
Whoever said spring cleaning was reserved for spring?! Treat your bedroom to a bit of a makeover to make it a great place to both study and relax! Maybe purchase new duvet cover/throws & fairy lights to make your room extra cosy for those winter nights in.
There’s no better time to start than the New Year to start/get back into an exercise routine after overindulging over the Christmas holidays. Lots of gyms have great deals for students around this time of year too.
5. Make Time For You!
Being back at Uni isn’t just about working, remember to make time. Whether you fancy a Netflix marathon or a night out with friends. Make sure to keep a good balance between Uni work and Uni life, it will help you to stay more engaged when deadlines are looming.
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We know you probably get enough people talking to you about your careers and what you’re going to do when you leave University, and it’s hard to figure it out! Mostly because a lot of us just don’t even know what’s out there… Here’s a list of really bizarre career choices you probably didn’t know existed. You know, just in case you needed some inspiration.
1. Professional snuggler
Kinda like prostitution but not really? Plus it pays well…
2. Golf ball divers
Key skills include: enjoying treasure hunting and not being scared of alligators.
3. Paper towel sniffer
Because paper towels need to be odourless and paper towel companies need employ people to keep up their quality control in this area.
4. Professional bridesmaid
Undercover “bridesmaids” offer personal assistant services for the bride – if the job involves a pretty dress why not?
5. Iceberg movers
International Ice Patrol (IIP) was founded the year after Titanic sunk to track the locations of icebergs and move them if necessary – seems quite smart TBH.
6. Pet food tester
Because obviously humans know what dogs like the taste of…?
7. Chicken Sexer
They’re hired by commercial hatcheries to determine the sex of a chick. Apparently it’s quite hard and their skills rely heavily on intuition.
8. Fortune cookie writer
Yep, some writer out there could be determining your future right now.
9. Cool hunter
These people spend their days trying to track down the next big thing, there’s big money to be made here…
We all know how difficult it is to strike a good balance between tasty and nutritious when it comes to our diets, especially when it comes to snack food (looking at you 3am cheesy chips…). These energy bars are super quick and easy to make, and the best thing about them is that you can keep them in the freezer for weeks and whip one out when you’re feeling peckish.
100g nuts – any combination you fancy out of hazelnuts, cashews, walnuts or almonds
100g desiccated coconut
100g fresh dates – Medjool dates work particularly well
50g coco powder – you can use raw cacao if you’re feeling super healthy
3 tbsp. coconut oil
Pinch of salt
1. Melt the coconut oil in the microwave for about 10 seconds until it turns
2. Wizz all the ingredients in a food processor for about 3-4 minutes,
starting off pulsing, until the mixture comes together in a large clump
3. Line a tray with cling film and pop the mixture inside
4. Put another layer of cling film on top and flatten it using your hands
5. Leave in the freezer for at least 2 hours
6. Remove from tray and cut into bite size portions