Self-isolating in Student Accommodation? Here are our top tips!

Lifestyleby Mashum Mollah21 January 2021

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Lockdown has been tough for everyone everywhere, and as we’re now in our third national lockdown, for many the impact feels worse than ever. For students who have chosen to remain in their student accommodation, the isolation can feel suffocating, but the good news is that there are things you can do to stay connected and to get through the coming weeks and months unscathed.

So, if you’re self-isolating in student accommodation, check out our top survival tips below.

#1 Keep socializing…

Okay, we know what you’re thinking – but hear us out on this one! Whilst heading out and seeing friends and family may be off the cards at the moment, you can, and should, still socialize.

Creating WhatsApp groups, hosting zoom parties, or simply having a daily phone call are all perfectly safe and legal, and when scheduled into your daily routine, can have a really positive impact on your mental health. So, whilst we may have all grown tired of the weekly zoom quizzes of lockdown 1, there’s no reason why you can’t reintroduce a little joint digital event to get together with others.

Remember, everyone is in the same boat, so they’ll probably welcome the idea.

#2 Make a plan

The chances are all your lectures and classes have been moved online, and without the opportunity to go out and see others, it can become all too easy to fall into a rut. Making a schedule for each day and planning out a few obtainable goals every morning, are simple steps you can take to change things.

When motivation may be at an all-time low, it can be all it takes to give you that much-needed boost.

#3 Be kind to yourself

With the above point in mind, please don’t beat yourself up. If you have a day here and there where nothing gets done, know you’re certainly not on your own!

We see it everywhere, but it’s true that these really are unprecedented times, and knowing how to navigate each day in such unfamiliar circumstances is hard.

So, if you’re having a bad day, finding yourself struggling for motivation, or simply can’t face leaving your bed, join the club. We’re all in this together, and tomorrow is a brand-new day!

#4 Form new healthy habits

With very little else to do to occupy us during this third and arguably toughest lockdown, there’s never been a better time to hone a skill or work on those long overdue resolutions.

The sort of things you never have a minute to do when normal life is going on are now perfectly placed for success, so why not start forming some new healthy habits that you can then take into life with you when normality resumes?

Whether it’s daily, or weekly workouts, trying a new recipe, or getting your 5-a-day, no goal is too small and can be the little bit of productivity you need to get you through.

Speak to your landlord

If you are finding lockdown tough in your student accommodation in Bolton, you can speak to your landlord or the company that looks after your digs. The offices may be closed, but their lines and inboxes are wide open, and they are there to help with whatever concerns you have.

So, whether it’s a maintenance issue, or you simply need a listening ear, know you always have somewhere to turn.

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