Almost every student will own a smartphone which increases the temptation of checking your phone every two minutes. You find yourself asking: what happens if someone has text me? How many people have liked my recent Instagram picture? Or who has commented on my Facebook post?
Recent studies have shown that we are now known to spend more and more time looking at screens and less time interacting with our friends. Have you ever felt left out when seeing your friends posting photos of something that you’re not involved in? Well, you’re not alone. There’s even a syndrome for it – FOMO (Fear of missing out). It’s defined as ‘anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on social media’.
When it comes to uni work and revision your phone can be a massive distraction.
You should only go on your phone only as a reward. Do an hours’ worth of studying/revising/writing and reward yourself with five minutes on your phone. It’s a great way to focus on your work without the distractions, as well as giving yourself motivation to get some work done.
Studies have shown that looking at your phone an hour or two before you go to bed can restrain a hormone that helps you fall asleep. The artificial blue light on your phone stimulates your eyes and restrains melatonin production. The lack of this hormone makes it harder to fall asleep as well as stay asleep, as melatonin controls your sleep and awake cycle – so you need to make sure you’re staying off your phone for at least an hour before you go to bed.
Delete the apps off your phone. Even for a few hours. It will take away the easy access to everything social from your phone. You’ll then not need to go on your phone as much.
Try and limit yourself to an hour a day designated to social media. It will be hard but soon you won’t be obsessing over how many people have liked your posts but you’ll be in the moment in your life and find yourself concentrating more.
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I loved it there !
Brickworks is a great home for whoever comes to live in Dublin for a while.
The friendliness of the staff along with the welcoming environment make for a great place to live. When I first entered the room, it felt like a hotel room : comfortable, modern and very liveable.
The neighborhood is as calm as it gets and you get to the most animated streets in 15mn.
The sunset view on the rooftop is the cherry on the cake.
For a very spacious space with great amenities, the price is very mucb affordable. Good views and great support staff to help out at anytime of the day.
I moved to Mayfair Court 3 years ago and we love it here. My apartment is spacious and enlightened by large windows facing Wilmslow road. Commons, including a flourishing inner garden are well kept. Staff are friendly and always there to help, and the community is diverse. Location is very convenient. There’s a bus stop at the foot of the building, a supermarket across the street, Bodey Medical Centre behind the supermarket, and plenty of restaurants and pubs around. I'm happy to call this place our home while in Manchester.
I have been living in Brickworks about 7 months. Brickworks is a great place to live in. The location is really convenient (close to city center, good public transportation, near the supermarket and so on...). The buildings are pretty new (well maintained and very clean) it also offers study rooms, cinema room, gym, roof top party room and terrace. There are a lot of common areas for entertainment (PlayStation, Pool, table tennis...). Additionally, free coffee and tea services are amazing!
Brickworks team all of them are AWESOME. They are always up for helping... I highly recommend the Brickworks for people who need a place to call home... Thanks for everything.
Living at The Junxion has been a very homely experience for me, as from moving in on my first year of university I was a little nervous about living on my own so far away from my home in Liverpool; but that all change once I moved into my new room, as the buildings interior design gives off such a relaxing vibe that will allow you to study in peace. Although the staff in the building where so very comforting to speak to and will offer guidance on pretty much anything, as they are always there to help. Other than that I would highly recommend The Junxion to anyone as I am currently a second year living with my friend at The Junxion and I couldn’t feel more at home.
Excelente ubicacion, atencion y servicio. Muy cuidado todo, las recepcionistas siempre ayudando y dando atencion. Lo recomiendo.