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I'm not going to promise you that university won't be stressful. It seriously is at times. But I want to put together some tips that might help to reduce some of that stress even if it is only the smallest amount for even the shortest of times.


HOW TO MAKE UNIVERSITY LESS STRESSFUL

Keep on top of homework

Simple but effective. If you are on top of everything, and not rushing to complete every assignment the night of the deadline alongside revising for the impending exams that also follow deadline season, you'll find yourself not only less stressed about fitting everything in but also you'll be able to give everything you best and all. Meaning those grades will probably come out better.

Revise throughout the year

It's become a common thing to think that students end up cramming everything in for an exam the night before, however, I have never once done that and I've not failed anything yet. Instead, I revise throughout the year. As much as our teachers and professors tell us to consolidate the information from each lesson as we go along and there are many science reports stating that the best time to consolidate the lesson is the night or day after most of us don't take this on board. And to be honest, sometimes all the workload just gets overwhelming which can be stressful all on its own. However, if you revise even just a little throughout the year, say like once a week go over everything you've done that week, by the time exams come around you'll feel a lot calmer about the knowledge that you do actually know.

Make time each week to spend with friends or family

Anybody who can take your mind away from all the stresses of studying. Sometimes one or the other might make things more stressful for you to be around them, but find at least one person who can take your attention away from the work you've got to do even if it is only for a couple of hours each week.

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Get into a rhythm

Find a schedule that works for you, and keep to it the best you can. Not only will this help to stop you procrastinating but it will also mean that for parts of your day you won't have to use brainpower for choosing what to do since it is already set out for you. And instead, that brainpower can be put towards studying. Even making a meal plan for the week will mean you have one less thing to think and stress about each day.

Have a decent sleep schedule

Be it five hours or ten, find a time length which lets you charge up your batteries without oversleeping and exhausting yourself more. Whatever length of time you chose make sure that you sleep at the same time every day. That pattern will set your body and especially your brain to work at its best throughout the day and therefore you are more likely to have a less stress-filled day.

Whatever you chose from this list, make sure it works for you and how your body works. We are each totally different individuals and work to different rhythms, so how we make university less stressful will always be slightly different.

Even with all these points, there are more ways to reduce stress like watching your favourite TV show or reading a book, what ways asides from the above ones do you use to make university (or college or school) less stressful?

- Sophie

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How To Make University Less Stressful

How to make university less stressful graphic

I'm not going to promise you that university won't be stressful. It seriously is at times. But I want to put together some tips that might help to reduce some of that stress even if it is only the smallest amount for even the shortest of times.


HOW TO MAKE UNIVERSITY LESS STRESSFUL

Keep on top of homework

Simple but effective. If you are on top of everything, and not rushing to complete every assignment the night of the deadline alongside revising for the impending exams that also follow deadline season, you'll find yourself not only less stressed about fitting everything in but also you'll be able to give everything you best and all. Meaning those grades will probably come out better.

Revise throughout the year

It's become a common thing to think that students end up cramming everything in for an exam the night before, however, I have never once done that and I've not failed anything yet. Instead, I revise throughout the year. As much as our teachers and professors tell us to consolidate the information from each lesson as we go along and there are many science reports stating that the best time to consolidate the lesson is the night or day after most of us don't take this on board. And to be honest, sometimes all the workload just gets overwhelming which can be stressful all on its own. However, if you revise even just a little throughout the year, say like once a week go over everything you've done that week, by the time exams come around you'll feel a lot calmer about the knowledge that you do actually know.

Make time each week to spend with friends or family

Anybody who can take your mind away from all the stresses of studying. Sometimes one or the other might make things more stressful for you to be around them, but find at least one person who can take your attention away from the work you've got to do even if it is only for a couple of hours each week.

Other University Posts:

Get into a rhythm

Find a schedule that works for you, and keep to it the best you can. Not only will this help to stop you procrastinating but it will also mean that for parts of your day you won't have to use brainpower for choosing what to do since it is already set out for you. And instead, that brainpower can be put towards studying. Even making a meal plan for the week will mean you have one less thing to think and stress about each day.

Have a decent sleep schedule

Be it five hours or ten, find a time length which lets you charge up your batteries without oversleeping and exhausting yourself more. Whatever length of time you chose make sure that you sleep at the same time every day. That pattern will set your body and especially your brain to work at its best throughout the day and therefore you are more likely to have a less stress-filled day.

Whatever you chose from this list, make sure it works for you and how your body works. We are each totally different individuals and work to different rhythms, so how we make university less stressful will always be slightly different.

Even with all these points, there are more ways to reduce stress like watching your favourite TV show or reading a book, what ways asides from the above ones do you use to make university (or college or school) less stressful?

- Sophie

Keep up to date ...  Twitter Instagram Bloglovin
September 20, 2020
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*Contributed post*

There’s a lot of advice out there tipped to making student life easier. To ride out the exams and coursework while still fitting in time for friends, family and fun. But there’s little around after university and the simple fact is, some people do struggle. 


The job market is intense, especially at the moment with so many people out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. So what do you do when you finish? Maybe you haven’t got that defined career path and that’s fine. At the end of the day, everyone is different and will approach the end of student life in a different way. What works for someone else might not quite work for you. When you see tips and advice, make sure you take them with a pinch of salt because they may not work for you. Whatever you do, good luck!


Go Into A Vocation

You don’t have to follow the academic route just because you went to university. A lot of people go to simply get a degree before following something they are passionate about. This applies even if you studied a degree designed to get you into a field of practice like law for example. Or you might even want to do something else which requires a qualification, like a Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation. Whatever it is, try not to be peer pressured by others. You have a few options available and you don’t need to just jump to the nearest opportunity unless you’re really desperate.


Further Education

Maybe academia is for you. Maybe you love university and aren’t ready to quit. The best thing you can do is go on to do your masters or doctorate. Though there is the option of going and working for a few years before coming back to it, but for some, it doesn’t happen like that. You get used to the money, life happens, you buy a house, kids, etc, and your attention can be taken away from studying. Doing it now when you’re already in university and already committed to it can also mean that your head is still in study mode. It doesn’t mean you have to stay at your current university either. You can go somewhere else which has a more narrowed downfield of study, which is more aligned with your interest. Take time and look at what's best for you before applying.


Take Some Time Away

University can be quite intense. It can certainly tire you out. You might not want to go straight into a busy 9-5 job which saps all of your energy. Instead, you might want to relax for a little while. Do it now, when you have the chance. You can get an hourly paid, low skilled job and take stock of what you want to do and how you want to approach it. You might want to move somewhere else for a year to see what it’s like. Or you could just stay local and reconnect with some old friends before taking your step out into the world. Either way, it’s certainly something you can consider and the life experience you get from it can help you succeed down the line.


After University: Tips To Succeed

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay 
*Contributed post*

There’s a lot of advice out there tipped to making student life easier. To ride out the exams and coursework while still fitting in time for friends, family and fun. But there’s little around after university and the simple fact is, some people do struggle. 


The job market is intense, especially at the moment with so many people out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. So what do you do when you finish? Maybe you haven’t got that defined career path and that’s fine. At the end of the day, everyone is different and will approach the end of student life in a different way. What works for someone else might not quite work for you. When you see tips and advice, make sure you take them with a pinch of salt because they may not work for you. Whatever you do, good luck!


Go Into A Vocation

You don’t have to follow the academic route just because you went to university. A lot of people go to simply get a degree before following something they are passionate about. This applies even if you studied a degree designed to get you into a field of practice like law for example. Or you might even want to do something else which requires a qualification, like a Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation. Whatever it is, try not to be peer pressured by others. You have a few options available and you don’t need to just jump to the nearest opportunity unless you’re really desperate.


Further Education

Maybe academia is for you. Maybe you love university and aren’t ready to quit. The best thing you can do is go on to do your masters or doctorate. Though there is the option of going and working for a few years before coming back to it, but for some, it doesn’t happen like that. You get used to the money, life happens, you buy a house, kids, etc, and your attention can be taken away from studying. Doing it now when you’re already in university and already committed to it can also mean that your head is still in study mode. It doesn’t mean you have to stay at your current university either. You can go somewhere else which has a more narrowed downfield of study, which is more aligned with your interest. Take time and look at what's best for you before applying.


Take Some Time Away

University can be quite intense. It can certainly tire you out. You might not want to go straight into a busy 9-5 job which saps all of your energy. Instead, you might want to relax for a little while. Do it now, when you have the chance. You can get an hourly paid, low skilled job and take stock of what you want to do and how you want to approach it. You might want to move somewhere else for a year to see what it’s like. Or you could just stay local and reconnect with some old friends before taking your step out into the world. Either way, it’s certainly something you can consider and the life experience you get from it can help you succeed down the line.


September 18, 2020
graphic with the words "8 apps that every student should be using" written on it

With it being the back-to-school season and with a large portion of (at least) university students having to take their lectures online, a lot of us are moving towards a more digital world when it comes to note-taking.

8 Apps That Every Student Should Be Using

graphic with the words "8 apps that every student should be using" written on it

With it being the back-to-school season and with a large portion of (at least) university students having to take their lectures online, a lot of us are moving towards a more digital world when it comes to note-taking.
September 13, 2020

 


Starting university is already daunting enough without the pressure of a global pandemic on everyone's shoulders. And that also doesn't make freshers week (or fortnight) any less nerve-wracking or exciting than any other year in the past.

How To Make The Most Of Freshers During A Global Pandemic

 


Starting university is already daunting enough without the pressure of a global pandemic on everyone's shoulders. And that also doesn't make freshers week (or fortnight) any less nerve-wracking or exciting than any other year in the past.

September 06, 2020

the forgotten items of the university checklist part 3

It's that time of the year again and that means there is a whole bunch of us going back to university in the next coming months. For the last couple of years, I've had this little series on the go to help those of you who feel like there is something missing from your university checklists, so for the third year, I now have you part three of this series.

The Forgotten Items Of The University Checklist #3

the forgotten items of the university checklist part 3

It's that time of the year again and that means there is a whole bunch of us going back to university in the next coming months. For the last couple of years, I've had this little series on the go to help those of you who feel like there is something missing from your university checklists, so for the third year, I now have you part three of this series.

August 30, 2020

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