when responsibilities hit you – how to survive university


it is only my second semester but I feel like I already learned the hard way that uni isn’t what it seems like. as always films don’t depict reality. uni is not all about sleeping in, pondering whether to go to class and just having fun –  it is hard work. so here is what I have learned so far and what will help you to get through uni (if you stick to my “survival guide”).

1 make yourself a plan – planning your week or even your whole semester is one of the most important ways to make sure that you are not putting yourself under too much pressure. make sure what you have to do in order to keep up with the classes content and be aware of all the deadlines. they come faster than you think. don’t underestimate time and try sticking to your plan. avoid time pressure at all cost.

2 got out of the house to study – one of the things that I still have put more effort in is getting out of the house to study. if you have a day off or are free on the weekends, get out of your apartment/house, there is no way that you’ll be productive. I tend to just not do anything when I am in my apartment, everything seems more important than studying. get up, get ready and leave your house. pay your uni’s library a visit and you’ll probably get more done than you would have thought. being in an environment where other people are studying as well helps to stay focussed.

3 use free periods productively –  if you are lucky enough to have a free period between classes use it to be productive. you would probably want to use that time to take a break, which is of course totally fine. but try to keep working because you are already able to focus.

4 get things done in advance – don’t leave things till the last-minute. don’t try to convince yourself that you’ll have plenty of time later on. use to every bit of time that you can find. get things done in advance and they will be gone and you’ll have time to do something else or even be able to enjoy some free time.

5 ask for help – learn in groups – probably one of the most important things, ask for help. get out of your comfort zone and admit that you don’t understand something. you for sure are not alone and studying in groups is way more fun than despairing on your own. having someone there that is able to encourage you is a huge help.

6 work out – not only will it help you to have a better and deeper sleep it will also make you a lot happier. endorphins !!! whenever I am able to find the time or make sure to put it into my weekly plan I feel achieved and more awake. not only will your body benefit from you working out it will also improve your ability of learing and remembering things.

7 turn off your phone – turn off your phone. one of the biggest distractions is my phone, looking at it every time that I am bored or even unconsciously turns into a half an hour instagram or even worse an hour-long session of youtube. just turn it off and yes you’ll be able to survive that.

8 eat and drink –  make sure to eat and drink a lot of water, your brain and body need fuel to function.

9 take a break and have fun – don’t put yourself under too much pressure. find a balance between uni and your free time. life isn’t all about university. after all your twenties are there to find yourself, to try out new things and to just enjoy life.

10 remember why – being aware of why you wanted to go to university in the first place is the number one thing that will help you to be discipline and work hard. set yourself a goal and work hard to achieve it. I am currently in a phase of doubt. as a perfectionist this is something that bothers me a lot because although I am doubting myself and don’t want to give up. if you ever feel drowned by your worries visualize your goal and the reason of you studying – remember why.



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when responsibilities hit you – how to survive university

korean skin care

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skin care. one of the most fascinating and obsessing things in my life. ever since that first spot started to appear on my skin I was determined to get rid of it as fast as I could. the teenager that I was, I had absolutely no idea what to do. I followed what felt like the right thing to do, get the alcohol based skin care product and “burn” those imperfections away. that’s exactly what I did. unfortunately, it didn’t work. what a surprise? not only didn’t the products “burn” away any of my impurities but it completely dried out my skin to the point where it started to bleed.

shocked from damaging my skin and seeing no improvement while trying every product the drugstore had to offer, I started to give up and to accept the fact that I had and probably always will have a bad skin. That’s how I ended up slathering makeup on my face to hide everything that made me feel uncomfortable and I couldn’t get rid of otherwise.

two years ago, I discovered the world of kpop – since then I have been hooked. When watching a bunch of kpop music videos or kdramas you can’t help but notice that all the artists have perfect looking skin: no impurities, no discolouration, no dryness and seemingly not even pores. which of course made me curios. that’s when the 10 step korean skin care came into my life. having no idea what a 10 step korean skin care routine would look like there was no way around on doing the research.

the little book of skin care is my partner in crime when tackling the broad and confusing topic of skin care. it helped me understand the purpose of a product and how it can change the condition of my skin. having read it, it changed my perspective on my skin immensely. the skin is the biggest organ of our body, it is a safety barrier that protects us from everything harmful and is therefore exposed to a lot of toxic factors. such as pollution and UV rays. my skin is precious to me and something I am willing to put effort and time into to make sure it stays healthy.

charlotte cho is a board-certified esthetician behind the beauty product selling website Soko Glam and the blog The Klog. she published her book “the little book of skin care” in 2015 and changed people’s mindset about skin care and introduced the intriguing and actually working approach of the korean skin care and products.

“the little book of skin care (…) guides you through the celebrated korean ten-step skin care routine –  and far beyond –  for the clearest and most radiant skin of your life, with step-by-step tutorials, skin care tips, advice on products at all price levels, and exclusive interviews with beauty experts around the world. (…) with the knowledge of an expert and voice of a trusted friend, charlotte’s personal tour through korean beauty culture will help you find joy in the everyday beauty routines that will transform your skin.”

if you don’t know anything about the korean skin care approach and you are totally confused of this thing called “washing your face” I highly suggest you to have a look at this book.

sokoglam.com     theklog.co     the little book of skin care


korean skin care