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8 ways to stay busy at home

In many countries, people have been told to stay at home. Being home alone can be so boring, and even if you’re with your family, it can be boring when you’re stuck at home.

Reducing boredom requires that individuals look for an alternative, different from their meaningful usual activities.

Here are 8 ways you can keep yourself busy at home;

1) Read a book: Reading books, strengthens your writing abilities and enhances your imagination and creativity.

2) Do online professional courses:
These online programs are designed to help you develop professionally and progress in your career, very flexible and from the comfort of your home.

3) Start a blog: Starting a blog is simple. No technical experience required! It is one of the best ways to put your thoughts and writings out there by expressing yourself.

4) Bake: you can bake that cake you’ve been dreaming about.

5) Start a YouTube channel: who knows, you might be the next youtuber, people will learn exciting things from.

6) Clear out your closet: Clear out the old clothes to create a space for your new clothes.

7) Fix stuffs: Fix that leakage, fix the broken shelf, fix that bulb, Fix everything broken in the house.

8) Check in with loved ones:
Everyone is still trying to get used to this way of living. Check in regularly with your family, friends, neighbours and colleagues. You can do this through video chat, calls and texts.

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Self-Improvement: How to continually improve yourself

Self development is essential. Self improvement goes a long way in changing your life positively. This is an act of enhancing yourself and your capabilities. As life evolves, you should too.

Fortunately, self improvement doesn’t involve a lot of hard work. It simply involves, easy day to day steps and activities. It involves a slow process.
It’s not necessarily about making one big change and then you relax, self improvement involves a regular daily process, and this can revolve around your habits, behaviors and actions.

Self improvement might need a little bit of reflection on your day to day activity as a person, so as to know where you need to work on and improve.

Over the years, personally, I’ve tried to work on my patience as a person. I got books on “Patience” to help improve my ability to accept or tolerate situations without becoming annoyed. Patience is a powerful one. Over the years I’ve realised the ability to endure difficult circumstances, can be worked on and achieved.

Self improvement might include changes in your habits and behavior

These are simple self improvement tips that might help your lifestyle

1) Love Yourself. The first step to your Self-improvement is learning to love yourself

2) Eat Better and healthy

3) Forgive easily. This will help you live a happier life and make peace with everyone.

4) Be flexible

5) Set Goals and accomplish them

6) Accept Failures, but never make the same mistake twice

7) Be Thankful! Be grateful for all you have and strive to be better than you were yesterday

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Same Dreams, Fresh starts

Every new year comes with new beginnings either at work or at school. Something or someone is starting a fresh. A new year is a chance to start a new thing, a chance to achieve a written goal.

Your mind is telling you that it’s time for a new chapter, I hope this post helps you begin and become the change you want to see.
Motivate yourself to push past whatever is holding you back.

How do I start a new beginning?

Get out of your comfort zone and start your life over. Each one of us reaches a point where we get fed up with our current situation. During such times, letting go and starting over can be the best thing to do.

Create more room for inspiring thoughts and mingle with individuals who fit and match with your goals and path. Let go of whatever has held you down previously. Be real, take off that mask, set higher goals, break boundaries. Rise up and shine!

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Studying in the UK | International students (Nigeria)

As an international student, you’ll find an array of exciting experiences ahead of you and will have the opportunity to discover places in the the United kingdom and meet new people.

As the UK is a cosmopolitan city, you’ll find that many UK customs are already familiar.
If you’re a Nigerian, don’t stress it! you will settle down quickly. You will find Nigerians everywhere so don’t worry about being lonely. Don’t be surprised if you find more than 5 Nigerians in your class.

As a Nigerian studying in the UK, it was really easy for me to get along because I see my fellow Nigerians everywhere, this enabled me get along easily.

Most Universities in the UK have a large community of international students and these Universities understand that relocating to a new country can be a challenge. Students coming from Nigeria can find a range of advice right on the schools website, student union, or school’s social media page. Most universities in the UK have the “Nigerian Society” so you can always connect with people there.

One major thing that help students here is your ability to socialise, I learnt during my first few months of arrival that talking and socialising with people can help you know more and learn better. Don’t be a one man battalion, you need to get along with people to help scale through here in the UK, at least for the first few months after your arrival.

Here, everything is online, you can easily reach people through emails and through social media. Internet is free! So use it like you own it!

Also, be friendly, smile, go out! Go to seminars, society group, learning groups. Hang out with people. Because that’s how you hear about more information and learn more.

The learning method here is also very different from Nigeria and most countries. So you need to ask questions to know and learn. Everything becomes easy when you ask. Overall the UK is a beautiful place to study and live. I’m sure you will enjoy your stay here and if you’re planning to apply to a university in the UK, I think you are on the right path to your next big achievement.

Please comment below and if you’re currently studying in the UK, please share some ideas or your thoughts. I’ll love to see your comment.

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London: The UK’s Lagos

There is no doubt many Nigerians are finding their new haven in England.

A country, at this point blessed with better economic and social conditions despite news of a possible Brexit. England just like Germany has accommodated a countless number of Nigerians. Just taking a walk on the streets of london, there you will find many Nigerians.

For me, London is the second home of Nigerians living in England.
According to sources, Peckham has become a center of Nigerian-British life and culture in London. Peckham is also called, “mini Lagos” and this is because there is nothing in Lagos that you will not find in this area.

In London, Nigerians have formed communities and not only in London, also in cities like Manchester, Birmingham and also other popular cities.

On the streets of london, there you’ll find many Nigerians. I made new friends just by walking on the streets. Walking on the streets you will even hear lots of Nigerian names being called. Like “Bimbo, ba wo ni”? Honestly, It feels like home. Hearing your local language makes you feel at home.

Nigerians also come in to school, well, UK is closer to Africa. 6 hours flight and you’re in the UK. Many Nigerians also have relatives abroad which make it easier for them to relocate.
Honestly, seeing lots of Nigerians on the streets of London makes one happy and you feel like you’re home.

Also, many Nigerians have being living in the United Kingdom, the Nigerian community grows bigger daily and lots of Nigerians keep coming into the UK either to school, work, or to visit.