Published January 17, 2020

Get ahead of the curve this January

Get ahead of the curve this January

It’s hard enough to motivate yourself to get organised in January let alone to get on top of all your work and revision. To help, we’ve pulled together these handy tips to help you get off to a flying start this term. 

Make a list of plans

You’ve had a bit of time off and it feels like you’re treading in treacle. It’s ok it happens to the best of us. First things first, break things down into small achievable plans. That deadline in April seems a long time off but why not start chipping away at it now? 200 words a week and before you know it you’ll have completed your assignment… 

Change the Feng Shui of your room

New year, new me your sort of thing? If you’re stuck in a rut, maybe it’s time for a change. It could be as simple as tidying up your room and having a fresh start. As the saying goes, a tidy room equals a tidy mind. If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, you could get a bit clever and change the Feng Shui of your room, such as:

  • Have a dedicated area for your study, not your bed 
  • Make sure it’s located in the North East sector of your home/room 
  • Don’t sit with your back to a wall or window

Personal tutor

Book some time in to speak to your personal tutor to see if there are any areas of study you could be reading up on whilst you have a bit of downtime. You might pick up some tips for your assignments later in the year.  

Head to the Library

Set up shop in the library, research all the books you need for your assignments and plan when to take them out. There won’t be a mad rush for highly sort after books in January compared to deadline day. 

Plan a me day

Sometimes not doing work can be the most productive thing you can do. Taking a bit of time out and looking after yourself is just as important. Forget about work, meet up with a couple of friends, go to the union, take a trip out of town or anything that will help you unwind and forget about the day to day life of uni.

Go for a walk

Get a bit of fresh air down your lungs. it’s great for giving you a bit of a breather (no pun intended). You’ll return to your work feeling refreshed and hopefully ready to tackle it again with a new perspective. 

If you’ve got a bit of free time on your hands, now’s a great time to book your accommodation for next year. Whether it’s Dundee or Salford we can help you worry about one less thing. Stay organised and get on top of your work.

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