1. Tidy up your desk/work area. Believe me, it’s so much easier to concentrate once your surroundings are clean and smell nice.
2. Wash your teeth and face before every study session. It will make you feel clean and more awake.
3. Keep a big bottle of water near you and stay hidrated throughout the whole session.
4. Set a few goals (not very many) to accomplish in your session. Do that in order to set a purpuse, but don’t be overoptimistic, it’s bettr to focus on your priorities.
5. Put on something that you feel comfortable in. Whatever it is, a onezie, pyjamas, tracksuit bottoms, anything that doesn’t bother you and helps you focus on work.
6. Take 20 minute breaks every one or two hours (depending on your stress level)
7. If you tend to play with/pull your hair, try to keep it up in a hairstyle that keeps it out of the way. Just figure out the best way to keep your hair out of your head (haha) for the longest time possible.
I hope this helps/helped you guys. Have a nice day!! ´･ᴗ･`
Since it’s my second to last semester, I figured I would share what I’ve experienced and learned in uni for those of you who are just starting or would like help on how to survive it as well.
Disclaimer: These are subjective, of course, to my undergraduate university life. Many of these tips may not apply, especially if you are not from the US such as I am.
Keep a planner or a schedule!! Nobody’s gonna come running to you and tell you that you missed a meeting or a deadline! Keep track of your time and days but also your health (how many times you eat, how much water you drink, how long you’ve exercised, etc), study habits (studying for a test a week before, keeping up with readings), and spendings (how much you spent on food, supplies, miscellaneous, etc).
Make sure to always make time for studying and socializing!! Prioritize your work, but don’t overdo it because that isn’t good at all and makes you more stressed. There is no harm in taking a break and going out to eat with your friends or giving yourself time to relax.
Studying in groups is pretty productive! And a good thing to do! For my fellow introverts out there, you don’t even need to talk to each other– just being around other people who are studying is pretty motivating itself and helps you get more work done.
Make sure you eat!! Regarding Tip #1, there are times where I forget to eat because I’m busy with work and lose track of time, AND THAT’S NOT GOOD AT ALL! Make sure you keep a consistent eating schedule as well!
Make sure you clean up after yourself! I know this seems kind of irrelevant, but I dormed my first year am now living in an apartment away from home, so it’s important to keep your place clean with washed dishes and a tidied up room. Make sure you do laundry at least once ever other week (depending on how many clothes you have and how often you change clothes) so you don’t have to rummage through the hamper for clean clothes.
I suggest setting certain free days to just cleaning up the place.
Don’t be afraid to join groups and clubs! That’s how you meet people. It can be a scary thought at first, but if your university is big and they have plenty of opportunities for student involvement in organizations, clubs, and activities, I would recommend doing so.
You can get to know people in your classes as well! I certainly recommend this to my commuters who find it difficult to join organizations. You don’t have to be their best friends for life and know their deepest secrets, but it’s nice to have a familiar face in a lecture. You could even maybe have lunch dates with a group of them. (And it doesn’t have to be fancy, something simple like just having a quick bite to eat)
If you are a party type of person, DON’T GO ALONE. I’d say go with a friend or a group so you aren’t by yourself with a group of strangers and can check up with others to stay safe! (This is also recommended if you drink and need a designated driver to reduce to risk of driving while intoxicated.) Hold your own drink and get a new one if you put it down, don’t take anything someone offers you, etc. (You can have fun, but just be safe, okay?)
University/college is a really great time to be independent! In high school, you are limited to a certain number of hours in a building with a concrete time schedule, but college is definitely different. You set everything. How well you do is all up to you.
Your life is in your hands now. I realize that’s a scary thought, but I want to tell you from my experience that it isn’t as scary as they make it out to be. These past years have really assist me in figuring out who I am and what I like and who and what I value in life. So, figure out what you want to do, keep yourself organized, don’t be afraid to try new things, and take care of yourself!
When something bothered me, I didn’t talk with anyone about it. I thought it over all by myself, came to a conclusion, and took action alone. Not that I really felt lonely. I thought that’s just the way things are. Human beings, in the final analysis, have to survive on their own.
The tired joke “I knit so I don’t kill people” has lost its sting, but not the core of truth that made it funny. When total strangers notice my knitting, there’s a fifty percent chance they’ll say it’s pretty–but they haven’t got the patience to do it themselves. There’s a one hundred percent chance that I will reply that I knit constantly because I have no patience.
Here at Angryschnauzer HQ we have found ourselves in the position where our kennels is over-run with excitable puppies, all looking to be adopted by willing families, or even single ladies (or gents). So feel free to peruse the below list of wonderful puppies all looking for good homes;
The Romanian Lickhound This particular puppy can be very excitable, and is well known for his uncontrollable tongue. He really likes licking so be prepared to get wet.
The Boston Meatbull A prime breed, said to be of Irish decent, this one will entrap you with his soulful eyes. Has a habit of being fond of behinds, but can be very well trained with his paws.
The London Terrier This sad little guy was kicked to the kerb last summer after his previous owner paraded him around then got bored with him, but he’s impeccably behaved and is looking for a loving home that will let him show his exuberance for his passions.
The Birdhound This often overlooked breed is a truly wonderful specimen, will be very loyal, works well with the Boston Meatbull, but not so well with the Romanian Lickhound.
The Labrathor This very strong breed needs a home that can cope with his sheer power. Has the traits of being incredibly loyal but at the same time is a great guard dog. This one will certainly keep you fit!
Imagine this! Coulson is working undercover in London and accidentally becomes Q’s neighbor. Unfortunately, his double 0s keep breaking into the wrong apartment and Coulson just sighs and directs them to the right window. Occasionally, when Q is out, he’ll patch them up, a habit of being the Avenger’s handler. Now the double 0s keep showing up with worse and worse wounds trying to make Coulson lose his composure and later on try to woo him into working for MI-6. Q thinks the whole thing is hilarious and doesn’t tell them that Coulson is with SHIELD(fairly high up in the food chain) and not really an accountant. Coulson and Q have tea once a week and exchange stories.
If anyone wants to write this, let me know. I want to read it!
i mean, there’s this association of productivity with sanity, yknow, but fundamentally, i feel like i became a more fully realized person once i gave in and started really never leaving the house and never talking to anybody and working 10-12 hours a day every day and getting excited about putting stickers on a piece of paper as rewards and having increasingly specific rules for what i’m supposed to do at any specific time
and like i twitch more frequently and leave the house like half an hour every three days on average and i have weird dreams more and the factoring-numbers habit is bordering on being a numerological obsession with the number 91 again and well my point is this seems like the sort of person media has preconditioned me to think i should avoid being but also i feel A L I V E and what do they know? what do they know? what do they know?
this is who i’m supposed to be. who i was always supposed to be.
Look at this smug little bastard. His and the other lotl’s habit of being little savages and all racing at my syringe full of food at once then sucking all the food out and spitting it all over the tank is getting old.
I need to get these adorable assholes on night crawlers stat.