26 Sep Our Top Tips to Help You Manage Your Life & Study
Are you juggling life and study? At Protea College, we understand that it can all feel a bit overwhelming. Whether you’re studying hospitality, business or management, take a look at our top tips for managing life and study for success.
Have Your Own Space
While it might be tempting to bring your laptop to the couch and join your family in some TV time while you go over readings, you’ll find it tough to focus and get things done.
To increase your academic performance and productivity, create a dedicated space for study. Your study space should help you avoid distractions and procrastination, allowing you to dedicate your full focus to the task on hand.
Keeping your study space away from places like the TV and common spaces, wherever possible, will help keep you motivated and focused on your coursework.
With online colleges you’re often given the freedom to choose when, how and where you’d like to study. For some students, this means a reality check on organisation and self-motivation. Before you commence your study, set goals of when you’d like to achieve certain academic milestones. This helps you stay accountable and working towards a goal.
Creating a daily planner is a great way to keep track of what you need to do. By creating a list of all tasks, both academic and personal, you’re more likely to get things done.
A term planner is also effective in keeping track of assessment due dates and key dates that you’ve selected for your studies. You’re able to see all of your assessments and schedule times to work on them with ease. Planning time to complete assessments, and including a few days before submission, allows you to proofread your work with fresh eyes and less stress.
Evaluate Your Commitments
Have you got way too much going on to keep track of it all? It might be time to evaluate your commitments. If you’re pulled in too many directions you might find that you’re unable to dedicate the time and energy needed for any of your commitments. You can’t always do it all. Evaluate your priorities, identify what’s most important and determine what you might need to let go of or compromise on. This allows you to feel less cluttered in your mind, helping you to produce higher quality results both academically and personally.
Take Care of Yourself
Key to happiness and success is taking care of yourself. Plenty of sleep and daily exercise, from a short walk with your dog to a session at the gym, significantly impact how you feel. You’ll be surprised how much more energy you’ll have, as well as extra brain power, when you sleep, eat and exercise well.
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