I’m back! Did you miss me? Truth be told you probably didn’t even realise I was gone.
Having been off work for the past few weeks poorly, I have felt like someone hit a big old pause button. I went from being really busy to suddenly doing absolutely nothing – truth be told I hated it. I am the sort of person who loves to be on the go, constantly occupied and finds it hard to sit still for five minutes.
However, it did make me realise something…. that the most important person is me! Now I’m not trying to say that I am more important than you (well I am but not in a mean way). I have learnt that when it comes to life you have to put yourself first and I need to start doing that more. To be honest most people probably need to give themselves more me time.
A few things I have found really useful for looking after me are:
- Food! Don’t sit on the sofa with a massive bar of chocolate and demolish it every night (maybe once a week!). Do make sure you are eating at least three meals a day. As soon as you skip a meal your body starts to struggle as you won’t have enough energy. You’ll feel even more lousy and lack concentration. So eat!
- Duvet Days – Who doesn’t enjoy a duvet day?! Sometimes these are needed on your own, but it’s also nice to have a duvet day with your friends. Get some good films, easy food (pizzas, chips, fruit) and just enjoy relaxing! Don’t have time for a whole day? Try at least a few hours each week.
- Wash! Now this sounds like a strange one, but I often feel better (or even just refreshed) after a good shower. When you’re not feeling great use a ‘posh’ shower gel! I was bought ‘It’s raining Men’ Lush Shower Gel for my birthday and it makes me feel so much better on those tougher days. Make sure you get up and have a shower or a bath, even if you plan on going back to bed – at least then you can say you have done something today!
- Switch off! It’s really healthy to try blackout at least once a week. Blackout means you turn all modes of communication off (so mobiles off not just on silent, computers off etc.). You could do this for an evening and instead build a den, eat marshmallows and watch that film you’ve been eager to see or start reading that book you keep meaning to pick up.
Whatever you do make sure you make some me time this week.
Hello! I’m Tamara, Vice President Faculty of Education. I have been elected by you (Edge Hill University students) to represent all the students who fall under the Faculty of Education. Not literally as I imagine that would hurt! However, I hope to represent as many students as possible from across the university, over the next 12 months, through running campaigns, organising events and offering an ear to talk to or a shoulder to cry on when things get tough! I have so many ideas to tell you about but I thought my first blog should introduce you to me!
I started Edge Hill University in September 2010 and I have just graduated with BA(Hons) Primary Education with QTS so I understand the stresses that come with studying your degree, especially when placement is added into the mix!
Compulsory mortarboard throw with my family!
For those eagle eyed students, yes it is 2014, yes I have just graduated and yes my course took me 4 years rather than 3! I repeated my final year as I suffered a ruptured appendix and septicaemia weeks into what should have been my final year. As I awoke from my anaesthetic the consultant who had just operated on me stated “I have no idea why you are still alive!” – not reassuring but I’m glad I am! Having suffered a near death experience I realised that my degree was going to take a little longer to complete. I can assure you this was not a decision I took lightly, but I am so glad that I had that opportunity to do my final year again as I have achieved a degree I could not be more proud to call mine.
My involvement with Edge Hill Students’ Union began back in 2010 when I attended their AGM (Annual General Meeting). I remember sitting in the lecture theatre in the Wilson Building looking down at the Sabbatical Team (Dean, Colin, Billy and Pete) and thinking that I’d quite like to try that one day. Low and behold, four years later and here I am!
The main thing for me is that you know that I am here for you, no matter who you are or what course you are studying, if you need support or just a good chatter come and find me 😀 (I hope to be wandering around campus a lot so grab me if you see me or head upstairs in the hub, go across the bridge to the SU and I might be at my desk!).
Just thought that I would drop you a blog to say Happy New Year and hope you all had a good Christmas and enjoyed the snow.
Now that everyone is back and lectures are back in full flow the Union is as busy as always. I myself will this afternoon be attending the Universities Education Facualty Board along with the Union’s Education Faculty Representaive Nicole Todd. Here myself and Nicole will be representing the Union’s views and opinions on the Eductation Faculty and highlighting some serious issues that seem to be occouring over and over about placements for this faculty.
On a side note calling all 3rd years….Have you completed your National Student Survey yet. This really is your chance to let the University and the outside world know how you feel about your time here as a student.
Blog again soon
Students’ Union President