The life of a student is tough. We are pressured to perform well in school, to do as well as we’re able to and sometimes that’s not even enough. On top of that, we have to find time to see our friends, families, have a social life, sleep, watch TV shows, etc.
In light of the upcoming back to school season, I thought I would share with you and remind you of some things we all should keep in mind during this school year.
- Things can become too much, take a break. It’s okay to leave you're desk for a few hours and do something fun or relaxing.
- Pretty stationery makes everything better. A trip to Paperchase or Kikki K. can brighten up your day of study.
- M&S Ready Meals are great when you don’t want to cook. Yes, they are more expensive than Tesco’s but at least they don’t taste like tasteless garbage.
- Dry shampoo works fine if you’re having a bit of a bad hair day but it’s not a shampoo substitute, don’t use it as such.
- The fridge was made for something more than storing beers and ciders. Veggies and fruits are good for you and you will feel much more energised and productive when you have a good diet.
- Sometimes, it’s okay to skip a lecture or two. It’s not a crime and you’ll probably skip a 9AM lecture at some point in your life.
- Don’t go overboard with alcohol. You don’t live with your parents anymore, you can do whatever you want, yes, great. But getting wasted every day will do you and your wallet more harm than good, and chances are you’ll regret it later.
- Always proofread everything. You don’t want to accidentally write fuck instead of duck.
- Drink lots of water. Whatever the problem is, drinking more water is the answer.
- Your agenda is not a piece of decoration, it has a purpose and you should use it.
- Prioritise. Don’t spend all your time and effort on an essay that counts 5% of the year instead of revising for a final that counts 20%.
- Do NOT plagiarise. I don’t want to sound like every other professor, but don’t do it. You can get in very serious trouble if you’re caught.
- A bad grade isn’t the end of the world. It’s just that, a grade.
- You can do it. You’ve made it this far and no one can tell you you’re not good enough.