The URBAN eat Guide to Fresher’s Week Recovery

Are you feeling a bit poorly? Have you succumbed to the dreaded Fresher Flu?

Your first few weeks at University are fun, full on and flippin’ tiring!  It’s entirely likely you will succumb to some kind of ailment during this time – this might be medical, exhaustion, or just homesickness, but it’s inevitable you will, at some point, find yourself feeling a bit low and in need of a pick me up and a big cuddle.

We probably won’t get time to cuddle all of you, but here are some ideas to aid your recovery:

Eat Well

As covered in our last blog post about your first uni shopping trip, good nutrition is important. Really important.

I don’t want to get all preachy on you, but aiming to eat at least one healthy meal containing all the important food groups will do you the world of good, and boost your immune system.  Urban Eat sandwiches and pasties are filling, healthy, quick and easy.

If all else fails, have some vitamin supplements to hand.

Sleep Well

Lack of sleep can cause all sorts of scary problems, from mild irritability to full on hypnagogic hallucinations (Google it – not nice).

Aim to get 8 hours of sleep where possible, and try to avoid falling into the routine of going to bed in the early hours and waking up at lunchtime – some of your lectures will be in the morning and it helps if you’re awake for them.

Plan Well

As the saying goes, failing to plan is planning to fail.  You’ll feel a whole lot better about things if you plan ahead, schedule your lectures, catch up on some course reading material and set aside time to study.   Taking care of the little details early means you’ll have more time to enjoy yourself without any niggling worries.

Speak to someone who loves you

If you’re suffering from homesickness and feeling a bit poorly, it can be very tempting to get on the first train home.  However, missing lectures during these first few weeks could mean missing vital information, as well as some great times with your new found friends.

Try having some face time, or a Skype conversation with your loved ones instead.  Sometimes the sound of a familiar voice and a verbal cuddle is just as good as the real thing.  And remember, you’re a grown up now, right?