5 Goals for Self-Improvement in 2020

It’s the start of the uni year, which means it’s a reasonable time to start making goals for this semester, or just revisiting your new year’s resolutions that got a bit lost there (whoops!). Scape buildings are a great place to succeed in your studies, keep healthy and enjoy some of the best years of your life. Here’s some good goals for self-improvement and how we can help you achieve them 😊

1) Exercise more

Make use of the Scape gyms! These 24/7 gyms are a great way to fit fitness into your busy schedule. You can also keep an eye out on the events calendar in your building to find any fitness classes on offer or lace up your running shoes and go for a jog in your local area.

2) Eat healthy

Prepare and cook fresh food using your kitchenette or the communal kitchens. There is no limit to what you can make with a bunch of fresh fruit, veg and other ingredients, and you can get as creative as you like.  Why not buddy up with a friend and take turns to cook for each other, or challenge someone to a cooking competition? You can use the communal kitchens for more space, or use the kitchenette in your room, and save money by preparing your meals for uni instead of buying them every day.

3) Spend more time outdoors

Each Scape building is located in a coastal Australian city, and Australia has a lot of fabulous green space so it couldn’t be easier to find somewhere to spread out your books and study in the fresh air. Scape South Bank also features its own Scape’s Backyard, with an incredible outdoor space that students can make the most of, sunscreen up and enjoy. Gather some friends and go to the closest beach or park, bring a ball or a picnic and it can be a great way to leave your phone and study stress at home and relax.

4) Get organised

Use your room’s pinboard to make notes of to-dos, whether it’s making a study schedule during exam time or displaying reminders for appointments. Pin up your assessment criteria for easy reference and invest in a diary to keep note of due dates. It could be a good excuse to go to a stationery store and buy some brightly coloured pens or notes and try out colour coding.

5) Read more

Reading can help with your vocabulary and keep your brain active. You could pick a cool fiction book for your entertainment or find a non-fiction book on a topic that interests you and teaches you something useful or related to your studies. Top tip: make a book club with some friends to keep each other accountable and have fun discussing each book together.