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How to survive University!!

Hello Beautiful peeps!!
I have been in University for many years for my two degrees. The time during my first degree was awesome, because I was not working back then. I have been away for a very long and Uni days meant studying, cooking, cleaning and doing everything as I was not living with my parents.
Be Grateful!!
Yes, be grateful that you can have an education and improve yourself, your knowledge and skills as an individual. No matter what age you are, education is important at any stage of your life. It is never too late to start. Gratitude will help you appreciate what you have in life.
Be Positive!!
Positivity, is a major necessity. It brings good vibes which will keep you happy, in a good mood and will help you with ideas when doing your assignments. We are magnets and positive energy attract more positives to us.
Prioritise!!
If you want good grades, you should be disciplined. You should have a balance on both your studies and social life. Manage your time, well. Have a time to study and some to interact with people in your life. Spending time with positive people, will reduce your tension and there would not be any stress. You should also sleep, which is very important.
Be Organised!!
Invest in a planner, where you can write your to do lists, deadlines, assignments information, test dates, meetings, appointments, due dates for books taken from the library, etc). You can always use your smartphone as well to make notes, input a reminder and also use your calendar. I did not have a tablet or iPad but I used my smartphone instead to download applications to be able to read pdf, word, presentation, spreadsheet files. I can not read in a moving vehicle, as I had terrible headaches. So my smartphone was my life saviour in different situations. Sometimes I would record my lecturers’ voice, so that I could listen to it during my study time. You should always be consistent with your study time, and keep in touch with all the weekly topics of all your courses. Procrastination does not help. Moreover, you should also organise your university files and folders, such as keep a course information in one folder so that you do not get mixed up and waste time in trying to find a crucial file. Always keep your working desk neat and clear. A place without clutter, attracts positive energy. Keep your university bag organised as well, with notebooks, dividers, all your stationaries, your smartphone/iPad/tablet chargers. In case you got sick and could not submit, an assignment on time or do a test, make sure you fill in a special consideration form, providing the reasons and proofs of why you could not attend your test or submit your assignment on time.
Always check your email, to have up to date information, there may be a cancelled class, which is a rescheduled another time, extensions of assignments by your lecturers due to missed classes on public holidays.
Eat Healthy and Get your Beauty Sleep!!
Have a healthy balanced diet and eat on time. Always make sure you eat 3 times a day or just small meals at different times of the day. I love eating lots of fruits and vegetables. I love eating chicken breast dishes and fish. I avoid eating sugary and fatty food.
This was quite hard for me, as I
had to cook for myself. Sometimes it was not possible to cook, or even
eat healthy. But if I had to eat outside, I made it a point that I do
not have to eat something very unhealthy. Some easy meals were instant noodles, I always throw away the water I use to boil the noodles to get rid of the wax and fresh boiling water, add fresh vegetables such as broccoli, snow peas, carrots, chinese cabbage, celery, capsicum, bok choy, chicken (Pretty much, any veggies of your choice). I made myself sandwiches with tuna, tomatoes, lettuce, etc. Sometimes simply make, some easy stir fry chicken dish or some delicious fried rice with eggs and some veggies. You can always buy canned food, which is very helpful, during exams time, when you do not have time to cook.In your uni bag, take some fruits, healthy snacks, almonds, walnuts and do not forget to stay hydrated, keep a water bottle with you all the time.

At night, no overthinking (which was quite hard for me) and get a good night’s rest. Sleeping the right amount, will make you energised for the next day.
Set Realistic Goals.
Having a goal, will enable you to visualize what you want and will help you achieving it. Do not let trivial things or people let you down.
Consult your lecturers, tutors and even mentors. 
Sometimes you may have some doubts and you can just ask your lecturers, tutors or mentors to clear your confusion. You can get some help from seniors as well, you do not have to depend on them all the time but they can give you some pretty good advice and help if needed as they have already done the courses that you are currently struggling with or just needed some help with. 
Exercise.
Physical activities, relieves you from daily life stress plus you’ll be full of energy. Go for a walk, for jogging, swimming or to the gym. Anything to stay fit and healthy.
Reward yourself!!
From time to time, go out with friends, go out for a movie, for coffee, or anything that makes you happy. If you have done well in your test, assignments or semester exams, pamper yourself by buying yourself the nice handbag you had your eye on, the latest smartphone, a day at a spa and even better a trip with your especial one or ones.
Have fun as well at university, Make some good friends and Good Luck for your studies and bright future.     ^_^
 

 

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18 Comments

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    nicheyniche
    July 31, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Great post love it! X

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    Yun Yuwa
    August 4, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    I agree with your post. nice for sharing this to all especially those who are in uni 🙂

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    Madeeha Saeed
    August 4, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    I am not a university student any more but I loved your tips. Great post

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    Arian Yupangco
    August 4, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    I definitely agree with prioritizing and being organized. That helped me a lot during my college years!

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    Leesha Starr
    August 4, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    I needed some of these tips, going back to my final year next month and I know it goes up a whole new level. I've never been too organised and I know it's something I really need to work on to survive the next few months.

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    Nia Everal
    August 6, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Some great tips, I'm considering going back to uni so I might need them

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    Patricia Evangeline
    August 7, 2015 at 12:16 am

    Nice tips ,thanks for sharing. I really need to get beauty sleep sometimes i overthink at night and make me real hard to sleep

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    Patricia Evangeline
    August 7, 2015 at 12:16 am

    Nice tips ,thanks for sharing. I really need to get beauty sleep sometimes i overthink at night and make me real hard to sleep

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    dendiva4u
    August 7, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Nice tips .. and it will be helpful through out life as well! Well written and compiled
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    Nicol
    August 8, 2015 at 9:05 am

    i miss university. i wish i did consult my lecturers whilst i was there

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    ♥Sarah♥
    August 10, 2015 at 4:42 am

    Thanks for the tips! Would keep them in mind when I go to uni! =)

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    iCynosure Blog
    August 10, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Those are some mind-blowing tips for the university. Kudos to you for penning them down.
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    Khushboo Motihar
    August 10, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Such beautiful tips! Definitely sharing with my sis who will be starting her University next summer 🙂

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    Maria Clara Novita Kusumahati
    August 10, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    eat health is really difficult, as we know everything we do must fast and easy.
    fast food seems the last choice we had 🙁

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    Cindy Tong
    August 10, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    woo very nice tips dear…thanks for making my day!!

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    Fatemah Sajwani
    August 10, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Hey I love your your name cutie. Are you Indian?
    I am a college senior so I have had a college experience and I totally agree with each and every point.

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    Rashina Gajjar
    November 23, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    I agree! Another thing I would say is to make sure you make the most of having a hub of similar minded people and so many opportunities! There is lots to get involved in at University and it can be extremely fulfilling to really delve into that aspect of University life. I would also say (and I don't know if this applies at your university) but at Bristol University (England) a lot of the academics want different things from you, so before writing essays I think it's really important to ask people individually what they're looking for so you don't get caught out!

    Rashina xxx

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