5 Lifehacks for a Better University Experience
We all know how hard it is to be a student. No matter how diligent you are, endless homework assignments and relentless exams wear you out sooner or later. That’s why today we’re presenting some of the best tried and true methods to help you spend less time studying and more time enjoying those sweet days off.
Study smarter with the Pomodoro Technique
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management system developed by Francesco Cirillo that breaks down long study sessions into digestible 25-minute chunks, which are separated by five-minute breaks.
Why the funny name? In Cirillo’s book The Pomodoro Technique, we learn that each 25-minute interval is called a pomodoro, from the Italian word for tomato, after the tomato-shaped kitchen timer that Cirillo used as a university student.
Nowadays there is a ton of Pomodoro apps that gives you the benefit of productivity from the palm of your hand.
Use different colored pens to take notes
There are many, many benefits to brightly colored pens. Not only do they aid in retention, but they also help divvy up information to help you find what you need faster. Besides, who doesn’t like pretty notes?
Learn how to budget
For many people, living in a dorm is their first experience living independently, which is why, learning how to budget is a vital skill. While it sounds daunting, budgeting is relatively simple. We recommend, first of all, calculating your monthly expenses to find out how much you can afford to spend. And never be afraid to ask your friends and family for help.
Prioritize your health
Avoid spending all night studying: it simply won’t do you any good. In fact, all-nighters can trigger a whole host of negative responses in your body, such as sleepiness and irritability. Don’t skip meals, try to be active and don’t forget to be grateful for each new day. In the end, we only have one body to take care of.
Get some work experience
We all know the catch-22: “You can’t find a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job.” It seems discouraging and sometimes almost impossible to overcome for many people. But here is our piece of advice for you.
Taking part in various extracurricular activities before graduation will enormously help you make your CV more attractive to potential employers.
Getting some work experience is also extremely beneficial if you haven’t quite made your mind about what career you would like to pursue in the future.
Maybe you’ll realize that taking time out to travel the world or doing an internship is exactly what you need to find your career passion.