Embrace Small Changes for Big Wins: Student Life Hacks for 2024.

Welcome to 2024, students of Lancaster! This year, let's shift our focus from grand, often unattainable New Year’s Resolutions to small, achievable changes that can significantly impact your student life. Here are some simple yet effective life hacks to enhance your student experience this year.


1.     Smarter Deadlines for Academic Success:


·      Advance Your Deadlines: Set your assignment deadlines a few days earlier in your planner. This psychological trick helps you commit to an earlier date, ensuring you're always ahead of your actual deadlines. 

·      Chunk Down Your Tasks: Break down large assignments into smaller, daily tasks. This approach not only makes the workload manageable but also creates a satisfying sense of daily achievement. Check out more tips for studying at home.


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2.     Cultivate a Bullet Journal and Meditation Habit:

-       Organise and Find Peace: Start a bullet journal to organise your academic and personal tasks, goals, and schedules. This can be a fun, creative outlet that also helps keep track of your responsibilities. Pair this with a daily meditation practice for mindfulness and stress relief. Just a few minutes of meditation each day can enhance your focus, improve mental clarity, and provide a sense of calm amidst the busy student life. Together, bullet journaling and meditation can create a balanced approach to managing your time and well-being. On a similar note, plants have been shown to reduce stress and improve well being! Check out our top 5 plants to have in your bedroom.


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3.     Weekly Bravery Challenges:


·      Expand Your Social Circle: Make it a point to introduce yourself to someone new each week. It's a fantastic way to build your network and make unexpected friendships.

·      Engage with Tutors: Utilise your tutors' office hours once a week. This shows initiative and helps clarify any academic doubts you might have.

·      Explore Culinary Creativity: Cook a different vegan meal every weekend. It's a great way to learn new recipes and contribute to a sustainable lifestyle.

·      Community Contribution: Commit to a small act of community service, like picking up litter, every Sunday. Small actions collectively make a significant impact.


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4.     Mindful Use of Social Media:


·      Phone-Free Walks: Avoid using your phone while walking. This opens you up to the world around you and ensures you're living in the moment.

·      Podcasts over Scrolling: Replace some of your social media time with interesting podcasts. They can be educational, entertaining, and a great source of inspiration.

·      Outdoor Breaks: Make it a habit to spend time outdoors daily, even if it's just for a few minutes. This small change can greatly enhance your mood and productivity.


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2024 is all about making small changes for a more fulfilling and successful student life. By incorporating these hacks, you can balance academic responsibilities with personal growth and enjoyment. Remember, Mighty Student Living is here to support you every step of the way in your Lancaster journey. Here's to a fantastic year ahead!