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The Roundup – Episode 21

A collective of ideas to inspire you, each and every week.

At Newbold, we believe in the power of Monday motivation.

This week on The Roundup, we look at something that can affect all of us in our own individual ways: concentration.

Concentration, or focus is reportedly one of the most common issues that students can face while studying. It’s even harder when you’re remotely studying in the comforts of your own home – the fridge is in sight, YouTube is hooked up to the television, your friends want another zoom call. Tough!

But rather than tell you ‘it’s important to stay focused’ which is something we both know – Danilo has a super helpful resource that might be useful for you, and other uplifting content to get you from Monday to Friday – and beyond!


Productivity: Freedom

Freedom is a great platform ideal for those that need inspiration on how to stay focused while studying - there are several blogs packed with tips and tricks, and even an app to ensure you keep that focus hat securely fastened.

Book of the Week:

'Blue like Jazz' - Donald Miller

“In Donald Miller’s early years, he was vaguely familiar with a distant God. But when he came to know Jesus Christ, he pursued the Christian life with great zeal. Within a few years he had a successful ministry that ultimately left him feeling empty, burned out, and, once again, far away from God. In this intimate, soul-searching account, Miller describes his remarkable journey back to a culturally relevant, infinitely loving God.

For anyone wondering if the Christian faith is still relevant in a postmodern culture.

For anyone thirsting for a genuine encounter with a God who is real.

For anyone yearning for a renewed sense of passion in  life.

Blue Like Jazz is a fresh and original perspective on life, love, and redemption.”

Song of the week:

'Peacespeaker' - Heritage Singers

The Heritage Singers hold a soft spot in Danilo’s heart, so this week’s track is a special one. Today Danilo pays tribute to the late founder of the Heritage Singers, Max Mace who sadly passed away last year, by sharing a classic: ‘Peacespeaker’

“I know the Peacespeaker
I know Him by name
I know the Peacespeaker
He controls the winds and waves
When He says, “Peace, be still”
They have to obey
I’m glad I know the Peacespeaker
Yes, I know Him by name “

Support: Learning Support from your College

"I need help" can be tough to say aloud sometimes, it makes the challenge you've been facing a real life thing. We appreciate that. But do not suffer in silence - we are here to help you. Learning support will be confidential, nurturing and fully tailored to your individual need.

Cooking 101: the perfect egg.

Oh, the egg. The humble egg. An egg can be so much more than 'just an egg'. How? Well, just watch the below video - it's rather eggcellent. Ok, ok, enough.