I know, I know, I've been MIA again and left you all to fend for yourselves!
I'M SORRY OK.
Now, I'm back and I need to talk to you about university, and particularly the stress that comes along with it.
It's not the first time I've discussed uni stress with you, and it probably won't be the last but recently, I have been feeling very stressed regarding my modules. I do not feel like my grades are going to be good enough for next year and I definitely do not feel like continuing into third year most of the time.
I will be perfectly honest and tell you that university is NOT what I expected.
But I have gotten this far and will continue until I get my degree and shout;
"YESSSSSS NEVER AGAIN!"
So sit tight while I tell you how I deal with third year university stress...
This goes without saying, that everyone needs to chill out sometimes. Read a book, drink some tea (or wine!) and don't get bogged down with your work. It will drive you mad.
YOU ARE NUMBER ONE.
This also should go without saying too, but doesn't sadly. You are your number one priority, and if you're feeling stressed, you are going to do yourself more harm than good, trust me. Focus on looking after yourself and then your work will reflect your organised and calm mind.
Also, this counts when working in a group. Don't give your work to other people who are just going to copy you. You won't benefit off of it and they'll just be cheating. NOT COOL.
START EARLY SO YOU CAN BE DONE EARLY.
Start your assessments/revision early. The earlier the better! You more time you have, the less stress you will have! All my assessments are due in May and I started them last week so I have time and don't freak out.
IT'S OKAY TO CRY.
Crying makes you human and it's perfectly natural to have a cry when it all gets too much. I cry over everything and I feel so much better afterwards. Sometimes crying is a welcome break when you're constantly stuck in uni-land and you can't see a way out.
So there's my tips for getting rid of uni stress!
Hope you all find them useful, and let me know if you have anymore!
Thanks for reading,