When you’re a student you have a lot of demands on your time. There’s the responsibilities of studying and meeting your deadlines for reading and for writing essays. On top of that you’ll have time you want to devote to any clubs and societies you’ve joined: student theatre is no small commitment, and neither is joining a university sports team. Finally, the university experience wouldn’t be the same without the friends you make there and having free time to spend with them is a vital thing to preserve.
Today, let’s have a look at some of the shortcuts you can use to get the most out of your time as a student and make sure you’re living life to the full!
Regular house moves are an unfortunate fact of life when you’re a student. Most people find themselves moving two or three times in the course of a standard three year course, and this carries with it all the stress of a house move later in life.
One way to cut down on the stress and worry is to look into student storage (visit byStored for more details and rates). You can pack the essentials of your life into a storage unit while you search, and even leave them there during the summer holidays so you can return and unpack at your leisure, rather than trying to fit in a house move at the beginning of the academic year!
Procrastinating is the bane of many students’ lives. While you’re too intimidated to start a big essay, the time you spend procrastinating isn’t actually spent doing anything else useful or fun! Pointless tidying or busy work you do to avoid working isn’t time spent with your friends, it’s wasted. If you can just start, and get your essays written efficiently, you’ll have much more time to actually spend on things you want to do.
Try the Pomodoro Technique to cut big tasks down to size. Set a 25 minute timer and work with your full concentration for those 25 minutes then take a five minute break and reset the timer. Every 4 intervals take a longer break to avoid burning out. This cuts even the biggest task down into manageable chunks and helps you maintain a high level of concentration!
Getting Up on Time
If you can get up on time, you’ll have a few more hours to spend doing valuable work in the morning, meaning you’ll have more time for fun in the evening! Try putting your phone in a mug to magnify the sound of your alarm and make sure you can’t ignore!