Study well

Study well addresses the themes covered in our workshops on procrastination, navigating uni, criticism, feedback, imposter syndrome, high workload, and burnout.

All of the content in our online resources aligns with the messages in our weekly wellbeing workshops.

Procrastination

  • Listen to a podcast from ‘10% Happier’ about how to actually get work done at home.
  • Listen to Professor Barbara Oakley talk about learning how to learn, including boosting memory and neutralising procrastination.
  • Try out this goal breakdown worksheet to help you achieve goals in small steps and overcome stress and procrastination.
  • Read about why boredom can be good for you, and how you can go with the flow and embrace gaps in activity.
  • Use the  Pomodoro Technique. for focus and regular breaks
  • Habitica is an app to help you motivate yourself to achieve goals, by turning all of your daily tasks in to little monsters you have to conquer.
  • SelfControl is a free open source app for macOS that let you block your own access to distracting websites.
  • Cold Turkey lets you block applications and enables you to add pomodoro-style breaks or a daily time limit.

Navigating uni

Criticism

  • Read about how practicing positive self-talk improves your holistic self-acceptance of both the positive and negative aspects of yourself.
  • Try out a series of 9 self-compassion exercises and worksheets for increasing compassion as an effective tool for improving our lives.
  • Dr Anna Friss writes about steps to self-compassion and taking self-compassion breaks.
  • Listen to an interview about ‘the biggest critic of me is me’, investigating your inner critic and how to make it less punishing.
  • Try keeping a gratitude journal to help you combat the inner critic and approach your feelings from a place of curiosity and acceptance.
  • Listen to Mamie Morrow talk about how our belief in our own ability to succeed is critical to succeeding.

Feedback

  • Read about how practicing positive self-talk improves your holistic self-acceptance of both the positive and negative aspects of yourself.
  • Listen to an interview about ‘the biggest critic of me is me’, investigating your inner critic and how to make it less punishing.

Imposter syndrome

High workload

Burnout

Sometimes, you will need support and guidance from health professionals to help you through tough times. Reach out and seek support when you need to.

There are free health and wellbeing services on campus and outside of the University that provide support and information to students.