6 ways to show kindness every day.

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Kindness is a choice and the more we choose to respond with kindness the more natural it will become. We must remember that It isn’t always apparent on the outside what struggles others may be facing are on the inside.

The good thing about kindness is that it’s contagious… it all starts with one act – one smile, one coffee for a person in need, one favour for a friend.

Here are a few simple ways to show kindness:

1 – Have a judgement free day.

Make today a day free of judgement in your words, thoughts and actions. Don’t let your fears or insecurities get in the way of truly getting to know someone.

2 – Encourage a classmate.

Who doesn’t love a little cheering on? Sometimes a few words of encouragement really go a long way if someone is feeling uncertain or unmotivated.

3 – Make a donation.

Even the smallest amounts can help.  Whether this is donating a food tin to the collection box at the check-out in the supermarket or sparing a few pennies to local charities.

We know that being a student means that sometimes funds can be tight, why not donate your time instead? Volunteer a few hours at a local charity shop, not only does this do wonders for the soul and the community it looks great on your C.V.

4 – Smile more.

“If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours” Smiling not only shows people that you are happy it is proven to make you feel happier and those around you.

5 – Strike up a conversation with a stranger.

For most people, striking up a conversation with strangers can be intimidating. However, doing so can lead to rewarding conversations and maybe brighten someone’s day that you took the time out to say hello. Why not strike up a conversation up someone in the library or the canteen and ask them what they are reading or what’s on the menu today?

6 – Give up your seat.

We all dash to get that last seat on the bus or the tram and feel some satisfaction that we don’t need to stand up hanging on for dear life to our stop. However, next time you are on a crowded tram or bus, why not give up your seat to the struggling mother or elderly person? Your kindness will not go unnoticed. 

So, if you want to feel instantly happier, try one of our top tips and spread the kindness on.

5 Steps To Successful Revision

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailThe word “Revision” probably sounds like the most boring word in the world right about now but using these 5 steps can help you balance your revision life with your day-to-day life. No one wants to revise for 24 hours but guess what, you don’t have too! Follow these 5 steps and finish your exams like a winner!

Step 1 – Take Note
Everyone learns in different ways, some students prefer to just listen in lectures and others will write down every word. However, making bullet points and taking note of key points will help you when you sit down to revise. You can look back at what was said, books to read that might help and points that you may have forgotten.

Step 2 – Plan Ahead
The easiest way to plan ahead is to make a timetable – Get everything down on paper! Add your exam days and what subject you will be studying daily. Everyone is different, so make sure that you make a study plan you feel comfortable with and you will stick too. Then stick it on your wall so that you can see how many days you have left to study for each exam, this will help you prioritise your subject areas.

Step 3 – Learn how to take break
Yes, you read this right – you need to take a break! Overworking yourself can make you feel tired and when you feel tired, your brain is not working at its best! This means nothing is registering but having a 5-10 minute break every 20-50 minutes of revision means that you are constantly focused when you are revising. There’s no need to feel guilty to have the odd night off but make sure you have a revision session the next day. We all just need a break sometimes.

Step 4 – Test, Test, Test Yourself!
Practice makes perfect – Going through old exam papers will help you understand the format of questions that will be asked in your exam and when you start to time yourself, you will be able to see how much time you need to spend on each question.

This is also a good way to see what areas you need to do a bit more revision on to get that A* grade you’re hoping for.

Step 5 – Eat right, Be bright
The best way to have 100% concentration is making sure you eat right and getting enough sleep. Healthy foods such as fish, almonds, yoghurt and fruit keeps your brain more active and making sure that your body gets enough rest helps you feel more energised for the next day.

Remember – If you take care of your body, it will take care of you!

As a final tip, make sure that you are well hydrated as it helps your brain to work at its best. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water throughout your revision and on the exam day.

Good luck!

Here at Lace Market Studios all of our studios have a purpose built study area as standard AND our students are able to take advantage of our clean and airy communal study areas. To find out how you can join our thriving student community please contact us today on 01158 240 590 to arrange a viewing.