Hey everyone, I have seen a few people do posts about how to manage the work-load of university and I realised that people have their own ways in which they do this. I found that when I am stressed or drowning in work, I go to these steps and strategies to help me with my work and try to organise myself.
To Do List!
I have to admit that I am one of those people who actually write a to do list and put things on it just so that I have things to tick of i.e make breakfast. However, I found that lists are a great way of getting your priorities straight and decide on what you should focus on first. For example, if I have an assignment, I will want to prioritise reading for that instead of starting something else. Or when I have reading to do for the next lesson, that will be on the top of my list instead of my assignment reading. Not to mention, it is really satisfying ticking them all off at the end of the day.
Cut off all distractions!
Trust me, your friends snapchat will still be there when you have tackled that workload. Getting rid of all possible distractions when dealing with a hefty work-load could probably be the best advice I could give. This means turning your WiFi off on your phone, putting it in a different room and forgetting about it until you have done some work. As much as I hate to admit this, I find that my phone is a huge distraction and so I really have to make sure that it is switched off completely and out of my sight. Also, I would advise finding a really quiet area to work in as noise around you can be equally as distracting. I find that the silent study in the catalyst is my favourite part of the building as it really is silent…and that I am too scared to take my phone out just in case it makes a noise. Great incentive to keep you off your phone!
Personally, I can’t work with a study buddy because I get too distracted and just want to talk to them all the time and show them funny memes… However, if you are the type of person who can work with other people and not get distracted this can be a great way to stay motivated especially when you are all tackling the same work-load. Finding that good study group can be really great to help you through that to do list and it doesn’t seem like you are working at all.
I hope that this helps when you find yourself drowning in the work-load! Having said that, university work does not have to be piled up. If you are organised enough and stay on top of the work, I guarantee you will be fine!
Thanks for reading, Lauren x
“What breaks you down is not the amount of pressure you feel at one time, but it’s the way you perceive and handle it.”