The end of term has suddenly crept up on us (wasn’t it Christmas just yesterday?!), and that can only mean one thing: Deadlines. Yes, the bane of every student’s existence is fast approaching once more. Just yesterday you were living it up in Top Top, and now suddenly your Friday nights are looking bleaker than an episode of Dickensian. Let’s face it, deadlines suck. You’re tired, cranky, and if anyone steals your study spot again, you are ready to turn savage. But alas- don’t panic! Because there’s plenty of time left for tears, meltdowns and a pint (or ten) of Firehouse’s famous cider to drown your sorrows in. But seriously, don’t lose hope (Leo didn’t and twenty years on, look where he is now!).
Lifestyle has a few tips for you on how to beat those deadline blues. So without further ado: Firstly, get organised.
Your strewn, stationary scattered desk is only a reflection of your life right now. Regular breaks are also essential, both for the sake of your sanity and your housemates’ safety; you’re beginning to look at them the same way Nicki looks at Miley #whatsgood. Also, don’t punish yourself for leaving the pit of disparity i.e. the library. Seriously, when all you’ve eaten for the past week are Market Place’s “really cheap meal deals”, it’s time to go home.
Lastly, and most importantly, don’t panic. Yes, it’s easier said than done, but take relief from knowing that every student would most likely run naked through Forum rather than face that dreaded blank page. But just remember, that celebratory Cheesy’s is just around the corner; one word, is one step closer to freedom.