Have a movie marathon
Grab some snacks, hole up in your room and binge watch all of those movies and tv shows you’ve been meaning to catch up on.
Get your sweat on
Keeping fit and healthy should still be a priority. Looking after your body by keeping it active and filling it with good fuel is such a great way to keep yourself and your mental health in tip top shape.
Roll out a mat or towel in your room and do your own workout. There are a heap of free workouts online, including these seven Youtube workouts.
Cook up a storm
Procasti-baking is a real thing that we fully support. Try out a new recipe or cook up some comfort food in your kitchen. Remember to be mindful when sharing this space with your fellow residents and clean the space when you’re finished.
Create a Student One spa
It is time for some R&R. Put on a chilled music playlist, have a shower, do some skincare, put on face and hair masks, sit back and relax.
It is easy to get caught up in all the bad news circulating from around the world, which can make us feel overwhelmed. Taking out some time for self care can help you feel back on track.
Catch up on your study
No excuses. It is easy to let your study get on top of you and to fall behind during a busy semester filled with distractions. Now is the time to get on top of all of your work and set yourself up for the rest of the semester.
Read for pleasure
When you’re in the middle of your study, it can seem like you only ever read for educational purposes. Use your downtime to read something just for you, it can be a book, a magazine or a blog post.
Listen to a podcast
Podcasts are a great way to pass time. There are so many podcasts out there that you’ll be sure to find one that interests you. To keep informed about coronavirus during this time, check out the highly informative Coronacast podcast by ABC. We’ve also pulled together 13 podcasts we recommend here.
Now more than ever it is so important to touch base with your loved ones back home. Use the unlimited free wifi at Student One to FaceTime your friends and family. Trust us, they want to hear from you.
Want to do some retail therapy? Online shopping is your saviour and another great way to use the unlimited free wifi. Local Australian businesses are taking a hit at the moment and your support will mean more to them than you know. Australian businesses have a lot to offer and you’re sure to end up with some goodies.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, don’t forget to reach out to one of our friendly Student One staff members, who will be more than happy to have a chat with you. Or you can contact the Red Frogs via their Instagram page. Other resources available to you include Beyond Blue, mental health professionals who are available 24/7 on 1300 22 4636 or at beyondblue.org.au/get-support/ for online chat and email (responses within 24 hours). For immediate support call Lifeline on 13 11 14 and in an emergency, always call triple zero (000).
Stay calm, stay safe and look after yourselves.