10 October 2017
At one point in my life I had the opportunity to be a fresher myself. This are some of the tips I learned that are sure to help you have an enjoyable first year as well.
Picking up a hobby is a great way to keep yourself entertained during your free time when you are not having classes. A classic hobby is one such as reading books. There is a vast pool of knowledge to be found in every book you read. It is also a great way to improve your grammar if English is not your first language.
Some of you might like to be a little more active in your free time. I would suggest joining a gym or participating in the University sports teams. There's a range of sports and fitness activities that are sure to occupy your mind and body.
Why not try meditation? This gives you space to unwind and reflect on your life. Meditation is said to help one focus, which is an important skill that many successful people possess. Meditation gives you clarity on your thoughts and helps you increase self-awareness.
If none of these tickle your fancy, why not try learning a musical instrument? Playing an instrument is known to be a great stress reliever that's fun and enjoyable. It teaches patience and fosters creativity. You could also listen to music in your free time as there is a broad list of music genres that are sure to accommodate your taste. Try tuning into a Spotify or Apple music playlist; they constantly update with new music.
Also, don't forget to get friendly! Take the opportunity to socialise with various people on campus – Welcome Week is a good place to start.