Inspiration!

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  1. Alice G

    Alice G Legendary Member
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    Hey everyone,

    I have been totally inspired by @S87 today and wanted to create this thread. I thought it would be great (and hopefully a source of positivity) for us all to share the things we are doing during this time to work on our self-development, to learn new skills or re-engage with old hobbies!

    I know we have shared podcasts and books in the past throughout the forum but I thought we could share things in here and also any websites, online courses, cookery inspiration, challenges, etc we have discovered or are trying out. These do not have to be law/business-related - just anything that you have enjoyed and found useful that you would like to recommend to others :)

    I also want to say this is not to freak anyone out. If you are choosing to spend this time to chill out and relax because your body and mind are in need of some downtime, then that is a great way to spend this time and do not feel pressured to do what anyone else is doing! We are all on our own paths and do things at our own pace and it's important to remember that as well in these coming weeks :)

    I just thought it might be nice to bring the community together during this time and share the things we are doing in these next few weeks as I would love to have some inspiration myself :)
     
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  2. Alice G

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    To kick things off...
    - I have started jogging as a way to try and keep fit (which is pretty big news because I really really dislike running!).
    - I am trying to utilise my Calm app a bit more in the mornings and before I sleep to try to get into meditating (this is still tbc guys but think I am getting better!).
    - I have always loved baking and so it is a good time to get creative with what I have in the cupboards!
    - I would usually go to a pub quiz with a group of friends maybe once a month but, instead, one of my friends has devised a quiz that we are all going to do over Zoom this evening!
    - Lastly, I had to cut a Spanish language course short about two years back but still have my textbook - I am hoping to maybe try and self-teach a bit during this time!
     
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    Sounds very productive Alice! I think it would be very motivational to also hear more about your success story re your TC with Freshfields!
     
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  4. Alice G

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    Absolutely - Q&A thread is pending and will go live tomorrow and this weekend I shall be working on a written piece for you guys too, telling you all about my journey and experiences. I am hoping the Q&A will help to guide my writing to see what exactly might be the most helpful :)
     
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  5. S87

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    I usually hit the gym four times a week. So, I started jogging and I am exercising at home
    I am using headspace to relax and working hard on my apps. I need to get this damn TC..want to have a more stable job to start building my family!!



     
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    Will give these a go - thank you for sharing! If I can be of any help with the apps give me a shout :)
     
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    Alice there is a future trainee at Clifford Chance on Linkedin (Jade Felber) who will run spanish classes on her instagram account!! tiene que estudiar!!
     
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    ahh fantastic! This is exactly why I created this thread - thank you so much!!!
     
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    I got my first HelloFresh delivery today! Looking forward to do some cooking :)
     
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    Also karma (very useful app) is planning to deliver food
     
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    Let us know how it goes
     
  13. Alice G

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    ah amazing! Let me know what you think and what you make! I heard about a company called Oddbox which basically box up wonky fruit and veg which is rejected by the major retailers but think they can only deliver within a certain radius in London and I am not within the scope. If any of you are though I think it is a great initiative and might help in getting creative in the kitchen too!
     
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    I used them for a good while, would recommend!
     
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    UNiDAYS discount, a free box to start worth £42... what's not to love! Hopefully the food is tasty :)
     
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    Ah yes, I heard of these! There's so many choices out there.

    You get 10 meals for £42 with HelloFresh. I thought, god, some lunch's I spend more than £4... seemed like a great deal!
     
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    That's amazing - definitely worth it! Alas, I am not a student again until September but I will definitely check this out and see what they have on offer when the time comes!
     
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    I have always been a gym creature and refused to do yoga because yeah is not real gym.

    But I decided to give it a try..I am dying please give me my body back!!
     
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    Grave Beverley has been posting some great home workouts on Instagram that I've been doing - maybe have a look at them!
     
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    Just as an update- the virtual pub quiz was a resounding success! It might be a really good bit of weekend entertainment for you and your friends if any of you can find the time to devise one. I have committed to doing next week’s! :D
     
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