Social distancing has created challenges for all, and we wanted to share with you some top tips for looking after yourself and others.
The theme of mental health awareness last week was be kind. This is an important mantra to adopt generally! Kind words can really make a huge impact on someone. Some easy steps you can take include:
Be kind to others
Be kind to yourself
Getting too much screen time? We hear ya. Whether you’re studying for exams or just want a digital detox, the forest app is a way great to beat phone addition. For taking phone breaks you earn rewards and credits to grow lush trees – a great way to focus! Download for free in the app store.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, meditation can be a great way to have some down time and to reset. Apps like Calm and Headspace offer guided meditations to help you unwind and feel zen.
Got unworn gems in the wardrobe archive? Why not spruce them up and repurpose! Our fabric painting tutorial gives you some tips for getting creative. Upcycling is also great for the environment so everyone’s a winner.
Whether your bag is running, yoga, HIIT or dance there are tons of free resources online. Exercise is also great for mental wellbeing. Check out our insta posts for workout tips.
All that desk time taking its toll? Simple stretches can really give you a boost. Check out our video of quick and easy stretches to feel limber again.
Cooking is a great way to unwind and lockdown has given us the opportunity to really get creative in the kitchen. From classics like banana bred to experimental ‘use up all available ingredient’ vibes, there’s lots of taste sensations going on. The aparto staff have some great recipe suggestions which you can find here.
Got any experimental dishes you’d like to share? Tag us on Instagram, we’d love to see!
The clearing period can be stressful at the best of times, mix that in with a global pandemic and anxiety levels can understandably hit the roof. We appreciate the effect this has on making decisions regarding courses and accommodation, but hopefully this guide can help put you at ease. Countering catastrophic thinking If you don’t […]
Experience the best student lifestyle at aparto. We offer a variety of events throughout the year, designed to have fun, learn something new or simply meet some great people! What’s coming up? Join the aparto virtual events we have lined up. You can still get involved with past events by clicking on the video links […]
At aparto, we truly value community and love it when our residents reflect that, with this being a great example of that. James Whyte, resident of The Combworks in Aberdeen was unable to run in this year’s Edinburgh Marathon so decided to run his own version in the backyard of his student accommodation – raising […]
At aparto we are more than just a place to stay, we’re a community! All of our residents and staff are part of the family, not forgetting our furry pet pals who are there to lend a paw…. Buddy – The Stoneworks, Brighton Yo! I’m buddy the puppy, one of the newest members to the […]
In case you missed it, here is a breakdown of our live HIIT workout. This session was focusing on legs and core, all within 30 minutes. What you will need: Space to workout, if the floor is a bit hard a matt would be helpful Weights, you could improvise and use a tin of beans […]
Social distancing has created challenges for all, and we wanted to share with you some top tips for looking after yourself and others. Be kind The theme of mental health awareness last week was be kind. This is an important mantra to adopt generally! Kind words can really make a huge impact on someone. Some […]
Cooking is a great way to unwind, as well as a fun activity! We asked the aparto staff for recipe tips, here are our top 5 which are easy to make and super tasty… Oatmeal Crunchies A delicious snack and quick to make! Ingredients: 180g Butter 2 cups Porridge Oats 1 cup Coconut Flakes 1 […]
Are you ready for your next career path? With the college end of year fast approaching and exams nearly a distant memory, it is time to start thinking of life after college. We recently held a career workshop in our Dublin residences with Ted Walsh of ‘Enable Me Coaching’. Ted is an expert in his […]