How to be productive and make the most out of your time at Uni
22 February 2022 Hints & Tips
It is too easy to get caught up in the student lifestyle by late nights out, lots of netflix, and sleeping in. However, this does not do you any favours when it comes to being productive about your uni work and getting good grades on your assignments. To establish good habits is key, so you do not have to do all the work last minute.
First year could go either way. You can either find it scary and overwhelming, or you might think it do not count towards your final grade and you give yourself too much slack. Yet, in second and third year it is essential to prioritise your work and have well established habits. So, we have come up with a few tips to help you along the way.
Turn off the notifications
It can be hard to stay focused and concentrated when all the SoMe apps, Teams, emails etc. is constantly pinging. So turn off you notifications and you will be surprised at how much more work you will be able to do!
Try to cut the fast food, maybe limit it for weekends only. If you start your day with a healthy meal, and remember to get in some healthy fat and proteins with every meal. I know it sounds weird having to eat fat, but healthy fat like avocado and salmon is actually essential to keep your hormones in balance. If your hormones are unbalanced this gives you less energy and a brain fog!
Drop the caffeine
Drop coffee, tea and the energy drinks like RedBull. These only gives you fake energy. At least try to keep it at a minimum. Drink plenty of water instead, and go to the gym or join a sport society instead. Working out will provide you with much more energy and a much better concentration.
Try to go to bed at the same time, and wake up at the same time every day. Sleeping too long actually makes you more tired, and sleeping too little will mess with your concentration. Sleep deprivation is, believe it or not, one of the most common struggles amongst university students.
Plan your free time
Make time in your busy schedule for relaxing, Netflix and social life. This way you can be productive in your scheduled time for assessments and revision, and actually enjoy having a break without feeling guilty about it.