Okay so here we go guys FRESHERS IS HERE!!!!!!
This is probably one of my most important posts because you students really need to look after yourselves as best as you can from the outset to be honest. My advice is trying to get the balance right. YES you can still partayy hard but you need to get SLEEP and REST too.
Most importantly you need to eat properly.
I thought it might be helpful to post some of my key survival tips to help you get through the week. I speak from experience! These points will target speed and efficiency so you don’t have to put a lot of time and effort into being healthy.
SURVIVAL TIP 1– Before you even go to university do a comprehensive meal plan for the first week. This sounds tedious and boring but trust me when I say you won’t have a great deal of time during freshers week so this can help to “save your bacon”. It also means that you know what food you need and want=timesaver.
SURVIVAL TIP 2- If you have a blender then get on those green smoothies in the mornings (or when you wake up during freshers week)! It will really help to support your body. Its a quick way of packing in all your essential nutrients and minerals. If you don’t have a blender then don’t worry- think more along the lines of eggs and avocados.
SURVIVAL TIP 3- For the love of student welfare take some coconut water with you. You may be thinking what the heck is she on about here but trust me this could really help with the impending hangovers.Coconut water is packed full of potassium and will help to restore electrolyte loss hydrating your body. If anything it will help the headache not to mention it tastes divine! If you don’t have or can’t afford coconut water (about £2 for 500ml from Supermarkets) then try mashing up some banana, it really does help.
If you follow these key survival tips you may just avoid the dreaded “freshers flu”. Seriously, don’t worry about getting it- if you do follow these key tips and still succumb to it then go back to the basics! Nourishing food, plenty of liquids, rest and cut yourself some slack. You should hopefully bounce back! Just remember to listen to your body.