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Since the academic year has recently started I thought I'd do a quick post to share some tips that I used or wish I knew at the time! I often found myself feeling pretty prepared and motivated at the start of the year but hopefully, some of these will help that to continue all year round, or more at least!

Attitude and Behaviour

Put in the effort now - when you get further into the year you'll thank yourself for putting in the time to learn everything properly, especially when it comes to revision as you'll already have materials to look back at.
> Mistakes are good - it can be disheartening when you make mistakes or don't get the feedback you hoped for but learning from them is a really productive and useful way to help improve.
> Strengths and Weaknesses - everyone has things they are better at and things they may struggle with, finding that out now and setting time aside to focus on the things you find harder will help reduce stress. You could also study w…


So it's that time of the year again where everyone eats way too much sugar, buys pointless plastic rubbish to 'decorate' and Pumpkins fill shops everywhere. I'll be honest, I don't really get into Halloween anymore, I liked to dress up and go trick or treating when I was younger but it sort of loses it's fun when you're older. However I have come up with a few ideas of things you can do if you don't have anything planned for Halloween!

Treats To Last Until Christmas
One of the best things about Halloween is the excuse it gives you to pig out on junk. There are endless possibilities to the Halloween themed sweets, chocolate and other snacks and you certainly don't have to be a child to enjoy them! In fact I think we have it better of than them as essentially we get all the goods without having to walk around in the cold asking for them! We don't get a lot of trick-or-treater's in my road so we always end up with things left over, but who is complaining! 

Movie Marathon
Here in the UK, the clocks have gone back and Halloween is a dark and chilly evening most years. So what better way to spend it than wrapped up in blankets with the best Halloween movies to watch. There are two roads you can go down with this. Either your classic Halloween movies - think the Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Casper, Halloweentown, The Addams Family etc. (All great in their own right) Or you can go for a marathon of horror movies, IT would be a great choice this year but there are so many out there and everyone has their favourites! 

Themed TV Epsiodes
Don't fancy watching movies at Halloween? A lot of TV shows incorporate the fun of Halloween into their episodes and as a Brit I love to watch American shows as they really go all out! Most people will have probably binged watch both series already but the Stranger Things episodes are very apt for a Halloween Netflix night. I also really enjoy the Pretty Little Liars Halloween Specials - forever wanting to go to a Halloween party on a train!! 

Pumpkin Everything
Pumpkins really just come into their own at this time of the year don't they? Pies, lattes, soup - you name it, add Pumpkin spice to a recipe and you've basically mastered a Autumn/Halloween-esque recipe! Then of course you've also got the option of picking your own at a pumpkin farm, it's quite fascinating to see them all growing in rows and rows but don't forget that if you choose the biggest one, you have to somehow get it back home! One of my Halloween traditions that I still enjoy is carving the pumpkins, I enjoy being creative and a vegetable isn't your usual canvas so it's fun to experiment! It's also a great way to get people involved, try having a competition to see who can carve the best - time yourself if you want to be extra competitive!! All in all, your Halloween isn't complete without some form of Pumpkin - whether that's in the form of a decoration or hot beverage is up to you! 

Blankets, Candles and Hot Drinks
If nothing else, use Halloween as a perfect time to get warm and enjoy a good hot drink. You can be sure that you won't end up with numb fingers after walking around outside in late October and those who are will envy your sensible decision! My favourite drink of choice is a rich hot chocolate but put  the kettle on, get the blankets and relax - I'm sure you've earned it!

Whatever it is you do on October 31st I hope you enjoyed it. Happy Halloween!🎃


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