Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Overwhelmed By University

First of all, I'm going to apologise as I'm aware that I've been rather inactive on here lately and I haven't written in a while. Ive been so swamped by university work lately that it's been impossible for me to think about anything but assignments, its' honestly so difficult trying to juggle university work and blogging as well as trying to maintain my social life; attempting trying to do the things we humans have to do to live i.e. eat, sleep, shower, exercise, drink at least 8 cups of water a day ladeedadadada (you get the point?). Side note: I'm currently writing this instead of finishing my assignment off and this basically sums up how my procrastination levels have reached an all time high. 

I digress, so basically as I was saying I've been getting so caught up in doing university work whilst running solely on coffee and carrot cake as fuel. Lets just say the last few weeks have been pretty hectic when it comes to workload. Anyway, as my head has been completely frazzled recently, and in the midst of a late night caffeine induced existential crisis, whilst I listen to Talking Heads; it suddenly dawned on me that I've been getting so engrossed with work recently that I've just completely forgotten to chill. I mean I'm still a fresher technically and I should be out having fun, getting drunk and doing other stereotypically fresher activities ha ha but the last two weeks I've completely postponed all fun things in my life to completely try and close myself off from society and devote myself to my work. This has had a completely negative effect on me as I would have thought that devoting myself to my assignments would make me feel better, more organised and just in general more on top of everything; news flash: it didnt, it did the complete opposite. I've been in such a state of feeling down and I've been so sick of uni it's been making me even less productive when it comes to my work. 

As I've been spending more and more time at my desk recently as my semester is drawing to a close (which means incalculable deadlines all thrown at you at once) its actually heightened my procrastination levels. I mean, I find it so difficult to concentrate at uni as there is always so many things going on socially that you want to be a part of and also living in such a big, vibrant city isn't the most helpful when you just need to get your head down. This combined with the fact procrastination is my forte, I mean  I will generally  go to the kitchen to make coffee even though I have a kettle at my desk; this then results in me staying in the kitchen for about 8 hours achieving absolutely nothing. 

Anyway, I guess I'm writing this post to emphasis how restraining yourself to your laptop working all the time isn't necessarily helpful. Sometimes, you need to just chill; take a day off and go for a coffee and a blueberry muffin at a cute cafe; visit an art gallery or even just have a random 5 minute outburst of dancing to uplifting music (this always works for me!) This maybe strange but honestly I give myself 5 minute breaks every now and then so I can dance like a nutter to some of my favourite music, this always uplifts my mood and gets me on the right track and allows me to focus on my work. This may not work for everyone but you just need to find what works for you; what it is that gives you a minute to forget entirely about your overwhelming amount of work and to just remember to enjoy life?

As I said, dance breaks are an absolute go to for me; I'm a terrible dancer but just letting yourself dance away the stress, knowing that no ones watching, rocking out with a bit of air guitar, is an absolute great way to just let your hair down. So, below Ive included the playlist that I've created that has completely gotten me through my mass amount of deadlines recently. This playlist may not work for you and you may want to listen to more of your favourite songs but at least there is a bit of inspo for you. All of the songs below, are uplifting and perfect to dance to or belt out when you're alone in your room with no one to judge you:

Elephant Tame Impala
Flame Sundara Karma
Cry Baby Cage The Elephant
Moonage Daydream David Bowie
Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Burning Down The House Talking Heads
What You Know Two Door Cinema Club
Dancing With Myself Billy Idol
Under The Bridge The Red Hot Chili Peppers
My Number Foals
If You Wanna The Vaccines 
The Chain Fleetwood Mac
Take Me Out Franz Ferdinand
Can't Stand Me Now The Libertines

*Warning: If played on a continuous loop, this playlist will result in the ultimate level of procrastination*

The Clueless Blogger


  1. Love this playlist so much, you have great music taste :) Beautiful post!

  2. Thank you so so much! I love finding people who share the same taste in music as me!! X