Thursday, 30 April 2015

Mind Maps

Hey guys today’s blog is going to be a different instead of me ranting about exams and coursework and just general Uni life. I am going to talk about Mind maps aka spider diagrams and brain storms. Now why mind maps?
Have you ever felt that you feel like you don’t understand straight forward instructions or plans, or find that plans are just too boring and you need a bit of chaos in your life with your plans instead of general linear plans and get bored easily well mind maps is for you?
A few months back my life was chaos and I always thought put it in a linear way and it will be fine. Well let’s say linear methods actually made it more of a chaos, instead of sorting the problem out. So I had my monthly meeting with my supervisor, and well she gave me the idea of mind maps. Originally I thought mind maps had to be neat and colourful and well linear chaos. However when my supervisor showed me her form of a mind map - it was amazing, it was chaotic yet organized and for once it was not neat. It was personal.

Now it has honestly changed my life whatever I remember or whatever I know is put on a mind map so I can remind myself of what I need to do. I recently used it in my exam, it was the best thing I could do as I didn’t go astray from my topic I focused on a single argument and used that argument in various ways.

Therefore a tip from me -  if you don’t like linear or boring ways of planning then I would advise using a mind map as it will be organized chaos and it will make your life easier. But everyone thinks in different ways so use what is perfect for you and do not worry if one technique doesn’t work use a different technique as you might find something that works for you and share it, as it could help other people as well.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Lots of stress!

Heyyy GUYSSS!!!

So yeah, again I am sorry for the limited posts but life has been hectic. My life for the past 2 months has been full of stress. Exams, Friends, and just life in general has stressed me out.

My exams are around the corner and all starting so soon, I cannot believe that I am almost done with my second year and I am going on to my final year of my undergraduate degree. Just feels like yesterday, where I was an 18 year old kid going into something which is going to hit me hard and ultimately decide my fate. Good news is that my coursework is complete and I got grades back. Overall I could have done better but considering my attitude and laziness I got the grades I deserved.
But now I have told you about the depressing side of exams and coursework let’s get to the most recent stress of my life ----- illness! After my coursework was completed I was hit with everything -the cold, the flu and also a stomach bug! Yes I was hit with every illness possible which wasn’t serious but made me bed bound for about 2 weeks. L

However I made a full recovery and now I’m feeling great and fit as a fiddle, I am back in gym after a three month break and I can say I feel good. I feel lighter, confident and much more happier than before however I need to get back into routine and never miss LEG DAY!!.

Tip: After 3 month break from gym do not go and kill yourself by doing heavier weights then unnecessary. (Trust me I felt the pain after).

Overall, the past 2 months have been hectic but after May I pray I shall be free from all stress and update you with more blogs and a little surprised keep tuned.