I can’t believe it, but I’m about to become a… third year. HELP.
I’m finally starting to enter the dreaded world of adulthood and life is coming at me FAST. It’s chill tho.
Looking back, having to pick a degree to undertake at the age of 17 seems absolutely ridiculous seeing as I’m now nearly 21 and still none the wiser on what I want to do. Maybe its just me, but the pressure placed on me at such a young age was terrifying and stressful, and I ended up picking a course that I enjoyed, not so much wanted to pursue a career in. To top it off, university isn’t something that I’ve massively clicked with and the majority of my university experience so far has been spent in coffee shops whilst I skip a seminar, or out with my friends doing anything other than studying. I’ve really struggled to stay motivated and interested in my course. However, I’m going into my final year and I’m determined to throw myself into my studies and prove to myself that I can achieve what I set out at the start; a 2:1!
So, without further ado, keep reading to hear my top tips for staying motivated, happy and healthy in uni.
1. Create a timetable
I can’t stress the importance of a timetable! As soon as you have your modules picked and your module guide books, outline a timetable tailored to yourself that will allow you to balance your study time hour by hour, day by day, so that you remain organised and are able to balance other commitments like a job (or a night out).
2. Get your stationary popping
One word: PAPERCHASE.
The shop of dreams, albeit slightly (ok, massively) overpriced. Whenever I eperience a lack of motivation in uni or just life in general, I get myself down to Paperchase and buy a new organiser. Trust me, it’s more effective than a venti americano at Starbucks.
3. Get your beauty sleep.
8 hours? 8 hours.
4. Make time for yourself.
Enjoy the little things! Sleep in sometimes, go shopping, tidy your room. Take care of yourself and remember that university is only temporary. It’s ok to take a day off too, just don’t make a habit of it and realise 4 months too late that you really should have gone to that one seminar about that book you have to cover in your reallyyy important final year essay.
Universities can be isolating places. Push yourself to socialise and make friends even if that means coming out of your comfort zone! Join a society, go for coffee with your new course pals or even start up a study group. I promise you’ll be glad you did it.
You GOT this.