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!
You’ve checked in and now wondering what to do next before College / Uni life fully returns, in this new normal. Start thinking about cost-effective ways to make your room a home-away from home – after all, this is a space where you will be living, studying and sleeping. Mark Phelan and the aparto team […]
For those of you moving to uni for the first time, we fully appreciate that this year looks a lot different to what you might have expected. For returning students, it’s a case of adapting to the changes put in place to keep everyone safe. Whilst this brings some challenges and uncertainty, we are here to support you and to […]
We know that the new normal looks a little different to what you might have expected when going to university and you may well be asking how will we create that community feel? Fear not, we have tons to get involved in so you can easily meet new people and have that social experience. Take […]
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 on next? The new normal might look a little different to what we’re used to but that won’t stop us from running loads of fun […]
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 […]