Are you going on your holiday well-rested?
Summer has begun and summer is just around the corner. This is the time to get some rest. When you hear "get some rest", what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Chances are, it has something to do with sleep. But there are several types of rest. We give you 5 ways how you can go into the summer totally well-rested!
By sleeping on average 7 to 8 hours a night, you can give your body a rest. But besides sleeping, you can also do that by enjoying a wonderful massage or relaxing during a yoga session.
Until 9th of July, yoga sessions will be organized on Monday and Friday at various Student Experience locations. Check out our What's Going On calendar and book your yoga session here.
Resting your brain is important. Especially after a stressful period, like cramming for your last exam, it is important to relax again. Even be in a different environment can already help, but eating brain food is also ideal for this. You will find out which brain food is helpful in this video by Charlotte Labee. This is a throwback to a cool interactive masterclass she gave for the residents of Student Experience.
Always be honest with yourself and with your feelings. Sometimes you say yes to people too often just to please them. But this is not always necessary. Take the time to do activities that make you feel good, that helps a lot! Do you want to have that drink on the terrace? Go for it!
Social rest is mainly about looking for positive, energetic and supported vibes. And preferably social contacts in real life. Especially lately when everything was digitally and all you can do was sitting at home, it is now time to have social contacts in real life. Therefore, try to take a break from your phone, by putting your mobile on silence mode or put it away for 2 hours. You will notice that you get much more rest.
After a year of studying hard and basically only being in your own room, the creative ideas are also slowly running out. Sometimes it is necessary to even rest your creative mind and put your thoughts to zero. To activate these again, exercise is a good tool. A walk through Amsterdam or through the Amsterdamse Bos can help, but clearing your head during a bootcamp session also works very well. You can still join the last bootcamp session at Student Experience on Tuesday 29 of June. Do you prefer a game of football? Then take part in the football matches of FC Urban on your roof every Wednesday.