Wow, how the time flies in the academic world. The end of April is almost here and student thoughts turn to what do in the summer break. We all look forward to some much needed rest and recreation but sadly the bank balance doesn’t always allow much in the way of extravagance when you’re a student.
Self storage for Students in Edinburgh
Whatever you do, the chances are you’ll be moving out of student accommodation for the duration, so what to do with all your stuff? Here at Edinburgh Self storage, we have lots of flexible and affordable options for your belongings – and this month we even have 15% off the cost of your storage AND free insurance if you book now for summer. Storing your stuff safely gives you peace of mind – and convenience – you can get to your belongings quickly and easily should the need arise.
So, with your term-time stuff safely stored, you’re free to embark on something else other than study, study study! (Unless of course, you’re writing a dissertation – but hey we all need a break – even from that!) How about giving these suggestions a shot – a change is as good as a rest they say…
Unwind and de-stress
Mindfulness meditation is for everyone and it’s a great way to unwind and destress and has gained much popularity in recent years, with loads of courses, books and even retreats available to get away from it all and just be in the moment.
Reading for pleasure
We all remember the guilt of reading a book for pleasure instead of knowledge enrichment during term-time, but you can legitimately catch up on reading for pleasure in the holidays, so go forth and read!
Voluntary work and the gift of time
Volunteering is a great way to give back – and don’t underestimate the value of your time – organisations are always looking for volunteers to help out and you can gain valuable transferable skills too that will really enrich your cv. Why not try raising funds? We’re proud here at Edinburgh Self Storage to support Maggie’s Edinburgh – and they have events right through the year that you can join in with to raise much needed funding for the great work they do to support families living with cancer.
Yes I know it’s not the most exciting topic but the summer break is a good time to review your outgoings (and incomings!) so make sure you’re taking advantage of all those student offers and discounts – they all want your business. Make sure you’re signed up for Unidays.
Brush up on your cooking skills for the next semester – get practising some budget-friendly, tasty recipes to get you through the long winter months.
Start a blog or write an online course. You’d be surprised what you could write about that other people would love to read and learn from. They say you should write about what you know – so start jotting down some ideas because a blog or an online course is a great way to start to generate passive income. There are loads of courses and workshops available to help you get started. Check out Udemy for inspiration.