Study well addresses the themes covered in our workshops on procrastination, navigating uni, criticism, feedback, imposter syndrome, high workload, and burnout.
- Try out this goal breakdown worksheet to help you achieve goals in small steps and overcome stress and procrastination.
- 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 into little monsters to conquer.
- Use the phone app Flipd (available on ios and Android) and the browser extension Leech block to lock your devices while studying and prevent distraction.
- Try the websites/desktop applications LifeAt, Virtual Cottage, and Lofi Café which combine anti-distraction, calming backgrounds, study music, and pomodoro timers, in one place.
Navigating uni life
- Check out Student Learning’s study skills worksheets and online modules to help with study skills.
- Try out Forest, an app to help you stay focussed and present while studying.
- Read about ways to improve your studies by learning more effectively..
- Try out this worksheet from Health Navigator to work out who your support people are at university.
- Angela Duckworth talks about grit, the power of passion, and perseverance you can transfer to your studies.
- Check out Disability Services for information about inclusive learning tools and positive disclosure to help you explain your situation and reduce barriers to study.
- Read resources that support being neurodiverse at university. Connect with a Disability and Inclusion Adviser for help and support.
- Check out these eight tips on how to handle criticism well.
- Read about how practising positive self-talk improves your holistic self-acceptance of all aspects of yourself.
- 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’s TED talk about the importance of belief in our own ability to succeed.
- Read Employment New Zealand’s tips for giving and receiving feedback.
- Read about the benefits of being grateful for getting feedback and how to give effective feedback to others.
- Watch a video on the joy of receiving feedback and how feedback can lead to self-discovery.
- Read about overcoming fixation on bad feedback, why we overreact and how to recognise the good around us.
- Read about how common Imposter Syndrome is and what you can do to reduce it.
- Listen to an interview with New Zealand’s Imposter Syndrome expert Jess Stuart.
- Watch a video for tips to combat Imposter Syndrome
- Listen to an interview about investigating your inner critic and how to make it less punishing.
- Read about what self-efficacy is and try out the quick self-esteem test.
Managing a high workload and preventing burnout
- Talk to the Tītoko Student Success Team about options for restructuring your course load when it is too much.
- Read about five tips for students to avoid burnout from The Conversation.
- Read about how too much stress can be harmful and the benefits of refuelling, resolving and relaxing.
- Watch a short video about how to deal with student burnout.
- Read about the negative effects of working too much and how to manage heavy workloads.
- Check out Student Learning’s study resources to improve your writing, time management, note-taking, research skills and more.
- Watch how to simplify your life to prevent burnout from the School of Life.
- Check out The Joy Project from Radio New Zealand. From spirituality and dancing to pottery and rowing, a group of New Zealanders share what makes them happy.
- Tips to avoid stress and burnout from a Health Navigator.
All of the content in our online resources aligns with the messages in our weekly wellbeing workshops.
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.