Self-management

How do you best manage your life as a student?

Self-management, time management, organisational management, workload management, stress management, concentration management, learning management, study management – is it even possible to manage so many things in a single student life? The great thing about practising management while you’re still a student is that there’s not so much new stuff afterwards. After all, according to the dictionary, “management” means “the person or persons who control or direct a business or other enterprise” – and sometimes our own life really would need more persons to control or direct it, wouldn’t it? 😉 😎

On this page we have collected a few tips and tricks on various self-management topics, each preceded by a short introduction. Hopefully you will find something useful for everyone!

Procrastination

Procrastination means the postponement or putting off pending tasks or activities – for example, the idea that it is enough to start studying or handing in a paper tomorrow, that is, tomorrow. So: tomorrow, or in some cases the day after tomorrow. In any case, not today. To a certain extent, it makes sense not to take care of everything immediately, because other, more urgent, or important things may be pending. However, at the latest when success at the FH or one’s own life suffers because of a bad conscience and stress, it is time to seek help.

Further information and tips against procrastination can be found here:

Lifehack: How to Stop Procrastinating

Goconqr: How to Stop Procrastination- 4 Tips to Help You Study 

MindTools: How to Stop Procrastinating

PSYBLOG: How To Stop Procrastinating- 11 Steps To Overcome It

Verywellmind: What Is Procrastination?

American Psychological Association: Why we procrastinate and what to do about it, with Fuschia Sirois, PhD

Upjourney: How to Stay Focused on Your Goals

Time management

Just as with procrastination, not everyone and not everyone always needs good time management. It often helps, but is not urgently necessary as long as one’s strategies work halfway. However, if an area of your life is sinking completely or important things no longer have a place in your daily routine, it can be helpful to consciously take a little time and try out different time management methods. With a little luck, you can soon find something that suits your life and regain control over your own time!

Corporate Finance Institute: Time Management

Harvard Business Review: Time Management Is About More Than Life Hacks

Stress Management

In certain phases of life, stress is pre-programmed and we are also good at dealing with it. Stress becomes a problem when it is an everyday companion in life and the person affected no longer feels comfortable with it. When there is no end in sight and relaxation is urgently needed. Then, at the latest, the time has come to deal with stress and stress management.

Here you can find some tips for students:

The University of Melbourne: Stress Management

Montana State University: Stress Management

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