Saturday, 30 January 2016

Tips for doing uni work at home

Don't judge me for the colour of my tea okay! 


I love my university, but hate the travelling to uni. If your university is anything like mine, I don't live on campus any more, and the town that everyone lives in is a bus journey away. I know it seems stupid to live far away from university, but if you don't live there, you are missing out!

I have two days off this term, so working from home is a must for me. Although I am definitely no expert and I definitely have those days where nothing gets achieved, here are some things that help me.

Lists 
Having a list of goals helps me so much, ad the satisfaction you feel when you tick something off is just so motivating. Try setting very specific things rather than "read for essay" because you will most probably get more things done.

Get Changed
If I stay in my pyjamas too long, I will not get anything done. Even if it is the comfiest jumper and joggers, it is a start!

Get out of bed
Don't work in or on your bed. Set up on your desk or kitchen table. It will be so much more beneficial

Do your chores first
If you know you will procrasticlean (we all do it!), try and get that out of the way first and factor it in

Take breaks
Why not make yourself an amazing lunch so it is something to look forward to? Whilst breaking every hour isn't always useful, make sure you do have some time away from the books and laptop.

How do you stay motivated when you're not in the library


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8 comments

  1. I live on campus, but also do most of my uni work from home. I definitely agree with all these tips, but I also always make sure that I at least have one point in my day where I go outside. Otherwise I'd go crazy.

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  2. The first thing I noticed was the colour of your tea then I read the first sentence. I'll refrain from judging haha.
    I graduated in 2009 but am starting again this year on a more practice course. I always found working at home easier ad when I was at uni I'd get distracted by friends and booze.

    Helen
    Tea in the Tub

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  3. The first thing I noticed was the colour of your tea then I read the first sentence. I'll refrain from judging haha.
    I graduated in 2009 but am starting again this year on a more practice course. I always found working at home easier ad when I was at uni I'd get distracted by friends and booze.

    Helen
    Tea in the Tub

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  4. I agree it helps not to change when you get home or to change into clothes if you haven't been out yet. I think also wearing something like jeans which sometimes aren't the comfiest, you can say to yourself that you are not getting out of them until you have done X amount of work. Bit of an incentive I think!
    Another tip is to work to your good times. For example, with me I know that when i've eaten lunch I feel sluggish so i'm trying to use those couple of hours to do other things. I would only be procrastinating anyway. Morning and early evening are probably my best working times! x

    Amy at Amy & More

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  5. Great tips, I like to make sure I'm in a room on my own with no distractions and a lost is a must. It is so satisfying when I cross things of it! Xx

    http://www.dotdanielle.com

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  6. My university is totally like yours! These are great tips! Thanks for sharing!

    Be | lovefrombe

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  7. I graduated from university last year, but still complete bits of work at home - these are brilliant tips for getting to work on any project! I completely agree that taking breaks is very important too :-)

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  8. Great post - my nearest uni library is an hour away so sometimes its just too much hassle to get dressed and jump on the tube! Completely agree that getting changed make such a difference!

    Anoushka Probyn - A London Fashion Blog

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