Making change happen
Most people use the start of a new year to review how things have gone in the past year. Then, they look ahead to decide what they want to change. Why is this time so significant for change?
Starting a new calendar year can feel like starting on a fresh new page. A new beginning invites us to reflect on how things are going and to consider how we would like things to be.
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Making time to get work done and meet deadlines
We are now in the middle of the term and you are probably noticing that the work is accumulating. You may be wondering how to keep on top of it and how to produce good work by the deadline.
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Are you finding it difficult to maintain your motivation to complete assignments?
It is likely that during the busy academic term you have several assignments to work on and that need to be submitted soon. Are you finding it difficult to get started? Are you waiting to feel like writing your assignment, or do you feel you need to do more research? Perhaps you have several tasks and not sure which one to do first?
Do you feel that you want to get your work done, but wonder whether your efforts will produce the results you want?
It is common to have these questions when doing academic work, particularly when deadlines are approaching.
Take a moment to consider why you go to lectures, go to your part-time job, watch a TV programme, or read this blog post. You probably will notice that you have a variety of reasons underlying your decision to engage with any activity.
So, how do we decide what to do with our time, our capacity to pay attention and our energy?
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