For those of you that don’t already know I am a Uni Student. I’m only in my first year so things aren’t too stressful yet but I still like to work hard and achieve the best grades I can. I would honestly say I had more work during my A levels and I know I’ve got a lot more to come. However right now I feel as if I have a great balance between them all.
Blogging, Uni work, socialising along with cooking and cleaning can all be a lot to fit in to ones schedule. It’s a little hard to know what to prioritise or how to balance everything out. Right now Uni work is always on top of my list, this is something I must do. Right now I haven’t been too up to date with my blog so I tend to but that on hold until I get some creative ideas going.
Planning is something I tend to do a lot, as much as spontaneity is great I love to have things planned and organised. Quite often I have the same weekly schedule. I have the days I like to do my work and the days I will spend with friends or just relaxing. This way I make sure on my ‘working’ days I actually get stuff done.
When you have deadlines coming up, planning is so beneficial. I must admit I am often a little organised with my deadlines and start my essays quite early, but avoiding last minute stress is one of the best things. Starting early can be quite boring and basically a lot of effort, but when I only do small amounts every now and again, it gives me a lot more thinking time and completely avoids me trying to cram everything into one week.
Going to every lecture/lesson is so important. I try and go to all of mine. Yes sometimes it may be a little pointless if they just read of the slides, but instead of telling yourself you’ll get it done in your own time just go. Going will force you to learn and actually do the work, rather than putting it off to do some other time. Listening to someone talk about the subject also makes it so much easier to learn. Something I need to work on is my concentration as often the last half hour I tend to switch off and find myself scrolling through my twitter feed, oooops!
Socialising and having time off from working is key. You can’t work and work all day, so having a break is important. It allows you to relax and recharge those batteries. Even if you don’t have the opportunity/time to go out and do something with your friends you still should take a break from working.
Do you have any study tips?