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Since the academic year has recently started I thought I'd do a quick post to share some tips that I used or wish I knew at the time! I often found myself feeling pretty prepared and motivated at the start of the year but hopefully, some of these will help that to continue all year round, or more at least!

Attitude and Behaviour

Put in the effort now - when you get further into the year you'll thank yourself for putting in the time to learn everything properly, especially when it comes to revision as you'll already have materials to look back at.
> Mistakes are good - it can be disheartening when you make mistakes or don't get the feedback you hoped for but learning from them is a really productive and useful way to help improve.
> Strengths and Weaknesses - everyone has things they are better at and things they may struggle with, finding that out now and setting time aside to focus on the things you find harder will help reduce stress. You could also study w…


Since there seems to be an app for everything these days, I've made a list of the apps I have been loving and using recently!

1) BuzzFeed - So I'm pretty sure most people have heard of BuzzFeed (if not, why?!), but basically it's an entertainment platform that provides news, life hacks, recipes, quizzes etc. I'll tell you what though, whatever you use BuzzFeed for, it is great for procrastinating! I'll be honest, I have probably gone through the most random and pointless quizzes on there but hey if you're ever on a long journey or something then it can be a laugh! Plus there's also tonnes of helpful tips, videos and creative ideas that can provide so much inspiration to try out something new!

2) Notebook - This app is absolutely amazing for organising things and I've started using it to plan my blog posts. Like me, I'm sure that finding new and engaging blog post ideas can be challenging so this is a great way to note things down whenever you think of them! (in the shower, am I right?) You can design your own virtual notebooks and colour code to your hearts content but what I really like is that you can add text, checklists, photos, audio, sketches and other files. So you can really store whatever you need all in one place.

3) Snapseed - Over time I have used and experimented with many different editing apps but I still hadn't found a perfect free app. However a while ago I downloaded Snapseed and was so pleased with the variety of different editing options and quality. It's so easy to use and you can get some really  amazing results with them. Photos are obviously a significant part of many blogs so finding great apps like this is always useful, especially as you can do it all from your phone!

4) VoucherCodes - I doubt this is a new concept to anyone but I seriously advise you to download this app purely because of the vast amount of deals it can get you. Whether you want restaurants, fashion, tech or fitness products, this app can save you money and hey who doesn't like that?! It's easy to use both online and offline and they're always adding new discounts and offers so go check it out now - I apologise in advance for those who get excited by all the deals and end up splurging, we have all been there!

5) QuizUp - As you probably gathered from above, I'm a sucker for quizzes and have always enjoyed playing different general knowledge games from when I was a child. QuizUp is a great app that has millions of different quiz categories and you can play online, with friends or on your own. There are the obvious topics such as general knowledge, movie/tv, music etc. However it doesn't end there and genuinely you can find almost anything, from quizzes about jokes, to breakfast foods, to animal breeds. It's a perfect little app if you need to pass time or if like me, you are very competitive!

Obviously I got these apps on the Apple Store, but I'm sure they're also available for Android phones too!


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