Brain Fog? These Brain Foods Will Clear That Right Up!

 

Get that brain working for you!

Having trouble with memorizing things? Does it go all hazy whenever you get to wear your thinking helmet on? Well, it is the silly brain fog taking over the thinking capacity of your otherwise awesomely working brain. You might feel trouble while concentrating and remembering things. It could be due to a number of things, but since we live in an age where we eat pesticides and inhale chemicals, diet plays the most imminent role for effective cognitive functioning. The brain needs nutrient-rich food to function properly. Cutting on bad calories such as sugars and excessive carbohydrates can lead to better and clearer functioning mind.


So when your exams are near and you feel even a slight if brain fog, switch to these amazing foods for a focused and improved mind.

 

Leafy Greens

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It is said, ‘the healthier the diet is, the clearer the mind will be’. Leafy greens are the safest stop for the healthy diet regime. A brain of a person eating greens performs as effectively as a five year’s younger’s brain. So next time when you are in doubt for what to eat? Pick a salad!

 

Avocado

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Avocados help in maintaining a healthy blood flow hence promoting an increased brain function. Avocados also are a rich source of fatty acids which help in protecting the neurons.  

 

Salmon

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We all know salmon is richly packed with omega 3 fatty acids which help in efficient cognitive functioning of the brain.

 

Beans

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An instant source of energy to your brain is carbohydrates. Beans help stabilize blood sugar levels. Research shows that lower levels of folic acid may hinder the learning process of the brain. Beans are also a rich source of vitamin B12 and Folic acid.

 

Eggs

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Choline, a nutrient, specifically found in eggs helps in retaining and improving cognitive functioning. If you have new information to absorb, eggs may play a key role in helping so. The nutrients found in eggs helps in learning and memorizing quickly.

 

Nuts

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Nuts are a great and healthy snack. Nuts high in Omega 3 is a great support to your brain as they affect instantly to boost the nutritional value to charge the mind up. Eating a handful of walnuts can improve your memory. So next time think twice before opening a bag of crisps for munching.  

 

Coffee

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All the coffee drinkers have a fair idea, how difficult it is to produce without having a mug of coffee. Caffeine makes your brain alert and pin targets special areas in the brain that are mainly involved in attention, monitoring and planning.

 

Complex Carbs

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Taking complex carbs in your breakfast can improve your efficiency twice as taking fats. A research was carried out and it was deduced that ‘A high fiber early morning meal taker was twice as alert than a normal breakfast eater’.

 

Dark Chocolate

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As yummy as it sounds, dark chocolate can help greatly with brain fog. A piece of dark chocolate daily can help improve concentration as it releases endorphins. It acts as an antioxidant and stimulates to help focus. According to research people who ate chocolate weekly showed better exam results and performed better in reasoning.  

 

Blueberries

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Blueberries are the king of antioxidant properties amongst all the fruits and vegetables. They are prescribed to Alzheimer’s and dementia patients as they help in improving cognitive thinking and improve memory.

 

Water and a lot of exercises can also help you clear your mind as well. An ample amount of water intake flushes out antioxidants and maintains a healthy body.  So the next time you think the cloud is about to take over, you know exactly what to pick! We would love to hear your feedback on what would you choose for reducing brain fog.

Any tips or suggestion to add? Let us know in the comment section!

Ways To Get Through This ~Crazy~ Montreal Snowstorm

Snow in April? Yeah, that sounds about right.

It is widely and rightly said that you can’t ever control the weather. All thanks to the evolved technology and advanced meteorological systems, that at least now we are intimated well in time for the upcoming weather situations. Being on the North, the temperatures in Montreal are always extreme. The temperature in winters generally goes down till -30 Celsius, and that’s an absolutely freeze anything around. Snowstorms in Montreal are really crazy. They can come on quickly, switch direction without notice and build up intensity within no time.
So if you are residing in Montreal, be ready to witness an extreme situation and prepare yourself in advance for few things to get through crazy Montreal snowstorm, because “WINTER IS COMING!”

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Be Prepared

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Check all your water pipes. Below 7 Celsius the pipes tend to get frozen. Check if any of those need extra foam insulation. Once the temperature begins to drop, let your faucets drip so that the water keeps running through the pipes. Charge your cell phones and power banks. And use phones on low power mode just in case of power failure you have enough battery to make emergency calls. Bank on extra cells and batteries for the same reason.

 

Stock Up on Comfort Food

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As soon as the news of a snowstorm will hit the news the store aisles will become crowded. It is very important that you stock up your house with an ample amount of groceries. Check for weather reports for almost how long the storm will last and shop accordingly. The grocery items must include dry grocery as well as a lot of water supply. It is smart to make a list so you don’t run out of anything in your pantry. If you have a pet, make sure you shop for their commodities in advance. Include a few canned items, in case there is a power or gas outage you still have something readymade to eat.

 

Stay Indoors

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It is very much advisable to stay indoors during severe snowstorms in Montreal because you wouldn’t want to face the deadly consequences. Since the visibility goes down to zero there are chances of meeting fatal accidents. Also, the roads might be blocked, to keep you indoors. Even if there is a need to go out, keep yourself warm. Dress up in loose, layered clothing. Lose clothing will keep the blood circulation efficient, increasing warmth. Mittens are better than gloves as the fingers stay close enough to be warm

 

Learn the Signs of Hypothermia

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Hypothermia is a condition where your body fails to produce an ample amount of heat to keep it warm. The body tends to dissipate more heat than it absorbs. It starts with shivering and may lead to high blood pressure due to the contraction of blood vessels. A person may feel out of breath and find it hard to make any decisions. Loss of control over bladder is also one of the symptoms.

 

Stay Hydrated

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Drink lots of water. The more hydrated you will be, the warmer you will stay. Once you get dehydrated there are more chances of catching frostbite and hypothermia. The low temperature during a snowstorm in Montreal tends to freeze around everything. Loss of water in the body cells will freeze them in a shorter span, hence causing frostbite.  A hydrated cell, on the other hand, will keep itself warmer. Consult a doctor to thaw. If it is impossible to reach to a doctor place your hands in warm water. It will be painful but will work for a while.

Keep Yourself Busy

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Find yourself interesting board games or cards to keep your mind off these dire circumstances. Enjoy your indoor time, stay warm and eat lots.

 

The snowstorm in Montreal can really take a toll on you, but if you will keep yourself ready, it will not bother you much and you may end up enjoying your indoor off time. Give time to yourself, read, pamper yourself, munch and Netflix it away. Do you have something more to add to it? How do you spend your indoor time in Montreal during snowstorms?

Let us know in the comment section below or tag us in your creative endeavors Instagram at @scathys. 

Need to write an A-List paper? Here’s How!

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Where being a university student brings you a lot of perks of independence, there, the first jolt that you get is when you are asked to write a paper.  Most of the students, tend to put off the hard task on the fact that since they can’t produce a good one. Suddenly, the days go by and often you end up submitting a ~somewhat plagiarized~ or third-grade paper when they fall short on time. This ultimately leads to bad grades and, and as we all know too well, papers usually make up a large portion of students grades. Here are few tricks to guide you through writing your paper so you don’t have to toss out plagiarized version a night before.

 

KNOW WHAT YOUR PROFESSOR WANTS

Before you begin writing a paper it’s very important to know what your professor wants. Go through the assignment you are provided with. It’s more effective to do it that very day when it handed over. Generally, teachers tend to give a rubric containing eminent things that they will be looking for while grading. If you haven’t gotten one, do not hesitate to ask for one. It will be completely unfair to assess students without letting them know what is expected of them. Once you make a rubric, you need to be clear how will you end the paper. Craft the paper in the same manner. Read the assignment critically to analyze what it asks of you. Write anchor sentences in the rubric as a reminder to stay on the track while writing the paper.

ORGANIZE YOUR PAPER

Sit down! Yes, that’s the foremost thing you ought to do. You might have come across a few tasks which are only hindered because of not getting time to sit down. It is said 90% of the tasks are considered done the moment you sit down for them. Specify yourself a time slot in your daily routine for the paper. It’s important that your targets are realistic and are being met each day. This will give you a feel of accomplishment. Commit yourself to the process and do a bit of it every day. Remind yourself that this little bit is an important addition to your overall career.

COMING UP WITH IDEAS OF PAPER

Once you have achieved the first two steps, now is the time to open your thinking bag and get to work. Gazillions of ideas come floating in through a small window and are hard to interpret. A lot of people recommend free writing. Freewriting helps you make records that can be used in the future as key points. Free writing generally seems vague and disorienting in later stages. Mapping, on the other hand, is quite useful. Map your thoughts in an organized manner like a flow chart. This will pop guiding questions for your research and will clearly demonstrate how your ideas are linked. This technique is super beneficial for writing long research papers.

 

THESIS STATEMENT

Create an excellent topic overview upon which the paper is based. The topic should be generic. After this narrow down to construct the specifics of your paper. Present at least three solutions to the problem you presented in the overview. And then at the end, trim it down to the best of three and make connections with the most appropriate one.

EDIT THE PAPER

After finishing it still won’t let you go this easy. Revise your paper thoroughly. Ask a good study partner to do this favor for you. Edit the mistakes and apply proper formatting techniques. Review it again and at the end give it a read for the last pass. Once you are done with these three steps refer to the rubric, and honestly review if you filled the requirements?

 

After finishing these tasks off print it and hand the devil off. It’s very unlikely that you don’t get a good grade unless there are some major errors involved! There is still a tip to it. Start working on it the day you get it. It won’t take your grade records down.

Any brilliant addition to the list? Do share with us in the comment section or tag us on instagram at @scathys. 

7 Tricks for Students to Relax and Treat Yourself

It’s time to treat yourself! Honestly, you deserve it. You’ve had a long week of work or an exhausting couple of days at school. You need to relax. It could only be Tuesday and you’re over the week. That is definitely okay! Focusing on yourself and providing the care your body needs is nothing to be ashamed of. Take the day for yourself and recuperate. Here are some tips to have the ultimate relaxation day.

1) Beauty Sleep
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Before your big day of relaxing, you need to get a good night’s sleep before the big day.If you’re deciding the night before that you’re going to have a relaxation day, get a good night’s sleep. You want to wake up feeling rejuvenated. If you start your day off tired, the rest of the day will feel pointless. Get the full eight-hour sleep you’ve been craving so badly. You’ll instantly love yourself a little more in the morning.

2) Relax and Unplug From Social Media

Although this might sound like the last thing you want to do, you will not regret it. I promise you at the end of the day you’ll feel more at peace knowing you spent the day just thinking about yourself. Realistically, you’re just going to sit on your phone creeping through Instagram to see what your ex-boyfriend is doing. It’s not worth it! Unplug from social media and give yourself the attention that you deserve.

3) New Sheets = New Me
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The feeling of crawling into your bed at the end of the day to freshly washed sheets is indescribable. Throw your sheets in the wash or replace them with brand new ones. Your relaxation day doesn’t need to end the minute you get into bed. If you have problems with breakouts, changing your pillow cases and sheets regularly can help prevent them. Treat yourself by sleeping in some nice sheets!

4) Bubble Baths
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Light yourself a nice teak-wood mahogany candle and get some calming music to feel relaxed. Bubble baths are so soothing and will instantly make you feel at peace. Don’t have a bathtub? Hot showers are just as relaxing. Get your shower playlist ready and go live your best life in the bathroom.

5) Food, Lots of Food.
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Today is your day. If you feel like going all out for breakfast, do it. However, if you’d rather take yourself out to brunch, go right ahead. You deserve to be well fed and happy. You don’t want to ruin your day by being hangry so treat yourself to your favourite meal or dessert!

6) Art
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Whatever popped into your head when you read “art,” do exactly that. If that means you want to draw, grab a sketchbook and a pencil. If you want to paint a canvas, go grab your paint brushes. Expressing yourself through art allows you to relax and show what you’ve been feeling lately in a creative form. Take the time during your day to express your thoughts and emotions.

7) Dress For Yourself

Self-care days are what you make of them. Dressing for yourself in the morning is important! If you feel like going all out with a full face of makeup because you have the time, you can. If you would prefer to be in sweatpants, hair tied, chilling’ with no makeup on, I don’t think Drake would oppose! Overall, this day is all about you so dress the way you want.

With these tips, you’ll be on the road to relaxation in no time! Remember that self-care is important and it is okay to take the time you need to get back on track. Treat yourself, you deserve it.

What are your favorite self-care tips for an especially stressful time? Let us know in the comment section below.

How to Live Your Best (Academic) Life for the Rest of the Semester

You’re in the middle of the semester. Government funding and time are running out before quickly before the stress of final exams kicks in. If you haven’t said it out loud yet, you definitely will. You need to get your life together. What better time to start then halfway through the semester? Probably at the beginning of the semester, but everyone eventually starts somewhere! Luckily for you, we will provide you with many tips to help keep you organized in school and in life. This list of school tips and college hacks will be your survival guide until the end of exam season.

1) Create Daily To-Do Lists

Daily to-do lists are both efficient and rewarding. Whether you are using your phone, your laptop or your agenda, you can keep track of the tasks that you are responsible to complete for that day. At the end of the day you will feel accomplished knowing you completed all the tasks on your list!

2) Purchase or Create A Desk Calendar
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Having a calendar that you can see every time you sit at your desk is useful. It helps you organize your week and it also helps you focus on upcoming events and assignments. As many other students, being broke comes as a characteristic of being in university, so don’t feel obligated to buy a desk calendar. Grab some construction paper and create your own calendar!

3) Treat Yo’Self!
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Don’t get too excited. I don’t mean to go spend $500 you do not have. I’m talking about giving yourself a little bit of a break by watching a Netflix episode or taking a nap. If you’ve been working intensely on a project or have been cramming in the library for long hours, you deserve a break. Give yourself time to recuperate so you have energy to continue to work hard.

4) Get Enough Sleep!
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Don’t be that person who brags about pulling all-nighters. You need your rest! It doesn’t matter if you literally nap under your study desk in the library. No one will judge you! Study shows that 83% of students perform better in academics with a full eight hour sleep. Aim high and become a nap queen or king!

5) Save Everything!
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From the syllabus to the random surprise pop quiz you did so poorly on. It doesn’t only have to be school papers, keep receipts and flyers also! Invest in folders for each of your classes and keep everything. You won’t be spending time searching for notes and power-points during final exam season! At the end of the semester you can toss out the things you don’t need but trust me when I say you will be thankful you did this when tax refunds come around!

6) Check Your Emails Daily

University is all about communicating through emails. It is important to organize your emails so that you don’t miss important emails from professors or teacher assistants. Make it a routine to check your email either once in the morning or at night. You’ll be grateful for this when you are one of the very few who are aware about the assignment extension!

7) Stay Motivated
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Stay focused and motivated! There are only a couple of weeks left in the semester so give it your all. Looking for ways to stay motivated? Refer to 6 Motivation Tricks for Midterm Season.

There you have it! These tips will definitely get you on track to getting your life together. If they don’t, at least it now looks like you have your life together to everyone else so fake it ’till you make it?

9 Reasons to Love Living Alone During University

Everyone decides to live alone for many different reasons. You’ve either officially given up on roommates or trying to take control on this “adulting” thing. Living alone is a big step and definitely a commitment as you’re stuck alone for at least a year if you’re signing a lease. Not to worry! Here are some of the reasons why you will love living alone.

1) Cooking 24/7
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Cooking with roommates can be chaotic. Who knew all your roommates could be hungry at the exact same time as you? Cooking in an empty kitchen is so wonderful. You have all the available pots, pans and ingredients. There is also no passive aggressive arguments over washing your dishes 0.3 seconds after using them.

2) All The Storage Space
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Living alone is so ideal when you own way too many things. All the storage space is yours! You can store away all those suitcases and endless textbooks properly without feeling like you’re taking up way too much space. At our Montreal student residence, you can have all the closet space you need, without being forced to share!

3) Living In Ice, Ice, Baby
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Do you like your apartment so cold you could freeze? Well, now you can do that! There’s no one to argue with you about the temperature of the apartment. So turn that thermostat off and get yourself tons of blankets so you can be a life-size burrito!

4) Your Space, Your Rules

Because you’re living alone, there’s no need to worry about the status of shared living spaces within your dorm or apartment. It’s your space, you can do whatever you please. If you like your home so clean you don’t know what dust is, by all means. If you prefer to live in a mess, you’re more than welcome to also.

5) Judgement Free Zone

One of the best things about living alone is the fact that no one can judge you. If you’re having a bad day, go ahead and eat two full boxes of Girl Guide cookies. There is no one around to judge your lifestyle and behaviours. There are absolutely no limitations. Live your best life!

6) No Distractions
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This is such a positive to living alone! When you are swamped with school or work, you need the silence and the lack of distractions. Living alone gives you this because there is no one around you. If it is hard to appreciate this sometimes, just think of how your roommates were before one of your midterms. You’re lucky you’re living alone.

7) FREEDOM

You can do anything you want. Whenever. Wherever. You need to do laundry? Go ahead! Feel like taking a bath? Same, but you don’t have to wait for anyone to be done in the bathroom. You have the luxury of using everything in your home at your own convenience.

8) To Party, Or To Not Party?

Having guests over can be painful sometimes with roommates. Fortunately for you, when living in a Montreal student residence, having people over is something only you have to decide. You can have guests over all the time, or not at all because it is completely up to you. So if you want to throw a huge party, you can most definitely do that. If you would prefer to sit in front of your television all night, you most certainly can.

9) Independent Skills
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It is true. Living alone can suck because you’re only relying on yourself. However, you’re learning so much about yourself by living alone! You learn about the ways you deal with problems, and the way you react to being alone. Not only you, but people around you will be impressed by your independence!

Living alone will definitely have its ups and downs, but you will end up loving it. It is a learning opportunity and a huge step that many people will take. Don’t let the fear of living alone scare you away, it’s an adventure, so get excited!

Furniture/Decorations Ideas That Are Affordable For a Student Residence

Moving out is all fun and games until you own no more than a mattress. Furnishing an apartment can be tough when you don’t have the funds to purchase an entirely new living room. When seeking out furniture, remember that it will only be in your student house for a maximum of four years. Don’t break the bank for furniture! Here are some tips on seeking out affordable furniture.

1) Furnished Apartments
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This option is super simple. Your cost of rent will be a little higher because the entire apartment is furnished unless of course, you join us at St Cathy’s Montreal Student Residence with furnished apartments at the fraction of a studio apartment price. Nonetheless, furnished accommodations are ideal for students who are unable to move some of their own furniture to their new house. It is also ideal for students who aren’t looking to add the stress of furnishing a home. Furnished apartments are definitely super fun but take into consideration your budget for rent. Click here to learn more.

2) Multi-Purpose Furniture
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Multi-purpose furniture is super convenient because you’re getting two options for the price of one! For example, if you’re purchasing a couch, look for a sofa that doubles as a pull-out couch. You will be getting both a bed and a couch for the cost of one. While it may not be ideal to sleep on a pull-out couch, you won’t have to spend money right away to buy a bed also!

3) City-Wide Garage Sales
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Specifically, in the summer, seek out city-wide garage sales! Not only are they fun, but you will definitely find lots of furniture and decorations that you can afford. Be prepared to spend more than you expect because people have so many things to sell and you’ll just want it all!

4) Kijiji Is Your Friend
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It may feel sketchy or unsafe sometimes to purchase furniture, appliances, or decorations off of someone online, but Kijiji is by far the safest out of all. Use the search engine to narrow down the type of items you need, the preferred location, and the maximum budget. You will be surprised with the amount of options you have!

5) Old Tenants = New Friends

If you’re lucky enough to meet the old tenants of your potential new home, you are truly blessed. When moving, getting rid of a lot of things becomes part of the game. There is a good chance that the previous tenants are looking to sell some of their items that you may need in your Montreal student residence room, such as an ironing board or a kettle. Ask them about their move and hopefully they’ll give you a good price on some of the things they’re getting rid of.

6) IKEA Wild Night Sale
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Most IKEA’s will participate in an annual student night sale. This sale will be your lifesaver when buying furniture. IKEA will drop their prices quite a bit for this specific night because of the amount of students that participate in the event. Do everything in your power to not buy everything you see! While it is new furniture, this will be a benefit when and if you decide to sell it in the future. If you are staying in a Montreal student residence, this can be a great chance to spice up your room with some art and decorations.

7) On Campus Residence Move Out Sale

Most universities and colleges host an event where students can sell the things they don’t need. While it might not be couches and beds, you may be able to find bookshelves and smaller appliances such as toasters for cheaper!

Moving into a university off-campus Montreal student residence is all apart of the experience. No one said the experience had to be more expensive than it already is! Take these options into consideration and you will end up with a beautiful room that you’ll be proud of.

6 Ways to Motivate the #StudyGrind

It’s that time of year again! The new school year is begining, and somehow you already feel mentally drained, your motivation has completely disappeared, and you the semester will finish you before you finish it. You’re struggling with the idea of staying driven to the very end of exams. It’s difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel but with these 6 tricks, your motivation will be back and here to stay until the end of the semester.

1) Give yourself a break

If you’re completely burnt out, it will show in your work. You want to give the best you can possibly give and to do so, you need to be at 100%. Give yourself a break! Take a nap, watch an episode of a television show you enjoy. Remember that it is just a break, so don’t spend the entire day taking a break.

2) Airplane Mode Is Your Best Friend

It is easy to get carried away with social media apps that are available right on your phone. As exciting as it is to view photos of golden retrievers on Instagram, your schoolwork will not get done with your phone sitting on your desk. Put your phone on airplane mode and putit in a drawer. As a way to encourage yourself to get work done, place an hourly timer to use your phone for 15 minutes after every hour as a motivation mechanism!

3) Set All The Goals!

As humans, we love the feeling of accomplishment and encouragement. Think about that feeling of closing all those tabs on your laptop after finishing an assignment. Now, think about the feeling of crossing that assignment off your to-do list. There are very few things that feel as good as this! Set goals, big or small, for yourself to keep yourself motivated and encouraged to keep working.

4) Treat Your Body Like A Temple

As students, we sometimes forget that broccoli is important. Some might have not seen a piece of broccoli since they’ve started university. It is difficult to meal prep and make meals that are healthy, however, it is not hard to at least try and eat a little better. Cut back on the endless instant noodles and feed yourself some brain food so that you’re awake while you’re studying. The more energy you have, the more you will get done and feel accomplished!

5) Change Up Your Study Style

Studying can be quite boring especially if you have been studying the exact same way for as long as you can remember. Get out of your comfort zone and try group studying. It will encourage you to meet some of your classmates and will potentially benefit you as it will be numerous brains studying together as opposed to just one.

6) Don’t Over Do It

The brain can stay focused for about five to six hours. The minute you stop retaining information is the minute you should take a break. You will be wasting your own time trying to stay focused and will only result in frustration from the lack of retaining. Keep your motivation and encouragement by not overdoing it! Try to change it up with some physical activity before getting back to your studies.

What are your favorite ways to motivate yourself? Let us know in the comment section below.

5 Must-Do Activities this March in Montreal

Spring is in the air!

With the month of March quickly approaching, we’re starting to get over the winter blues and ready to begin

 

Check out to Bal en Blanc

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Ready to ring in the spring with an awesome party? Then grab your favorite white festival attire and head to New City Gas’ Bal en Blanc this March.

 

Try a Sugar Shack

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In true Canadian-fashion, check out one of the many sugar shacks surrounding the city. What better way to enjoy the mild end-of-winter weather than with a tasty treat?

 

Spring Skiing

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Get some friends together and head out to Mont Tremblant for a spring skiing trip. With the snow quickly melting, this will be your last chance to hit the slopes until next winter.

 

Enjoy the St. Patricks Day Parade

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Montreal’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade is lit! On Saturday March 17th, Saint Catherine street will turn into a celebration of all things Irish. Between the bagpipes and the floats, this is the perfect daytime event to get you into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit!

 

Take a Road Trip

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Now that the icy roads have finally melted seize this opportunity to take a road trip to one of Canada’s great cities. Looking for something close? Check out the nation’s capital city, Ottawa,  and all the fun that comes with it. If you’re ready for a longer drive, Toronto is calling your name!

 

What will you be doing during the month of March in Montreal? Let us know in the comment section below or by tagging @stcathys on social media.

5 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day in Montreal

Love is in the air!

Valentine’s Day is around the corner (literally, it’s tomorrow)! Did it sneak up on you? Don’t worry, if you haven’t quite gotten around to planning something mind-blowing for your special someone, it’s not too late – check out our list of 5 exciting things to do in Montreal this Valentine’s Day.

Carriage Ride

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Take your date on a romantic excursion in Old Montreal! The city has horse-drawn carriage rides every 60 minutes that take you on a scenic tour of Old Port for two!

 

Doggy/Cat Cafe

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Dating an animal lover? Take your s/o to either Le Doggy Cafe or the Cat Cafe based on their animal preferences (of course).

 

Le Blossom

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Not only will your s/o absolutely love the ambiance and giant pink blossom tree inside the restaurant setting the perfect scene for romance, but Le Blossom’s sushi and sake are absolute to die for!

 

Bota Bota

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If you really want to spice it up and surprise your s/o, try booking a romantic spa day or evening for two at Bota Bota. From the view to the service, the Old Port staple will surely blow you and your date away!

 

Keməstrē Bar Gourmet

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Feel like indulging in some drinks and delicious food? Keməstrē is your place to be! Try their excellent mixology drinks created by luxury vodka brand Grey Goose and the delectable bites from a menu curated by one of North America’s top Chef; Joe Mercuri. Oh, not to mention it’s right next door!

 

What will you and your Valentine do on this special day in Montreal? Share your experience with us in the comment section below or by tagging @stcathys on social media.