5 Mar 2016

How to be creative while being a student

Studying at a university or at a high school as well as being a creative person is sometimes quite difficult. Especially when you are a blogger. Or a writer. Or both of them. And even though I consider myself capable of anything and I like to put myself under a slight pressure by planning a lot of activities in my planner, I must admit I'm not perfect. I can fall into a deep hole of procrastination. I bet as I am writing this blog post I will be distracted by youtube or instagram or better yet, pinterest. Pinterest is the worst because it just sucks you up until you are not able to see the exit thanks to all those pretty pictures. 

Sometimes school can be too much and you feel like you don't have time for blog, for reading or writing or drawing... I've been dealing with this problem for about four years now and I think I know what works for me so I decided to share it with you.
Finding time for blog is a real challenge for me. Especially when I don't have internet on the campus and so publishing my posts is quite difficult. But seriously, it's 2016 how is it possible that there are four floors without any internet conncetion? That's like a crime. This is why I try to prepare post in advance and plan their publishing. 

This is also good when you have free time, no extra amount of assignments or projects and it feels like calm before the storm. That's the best time to sit down and write some posts ahead because who knows when you'll have free time? At least I cannot be sure. 
If you know you have to do a project or a presentation or anything else in the future, do it now. The sooner you finish it, the more free time you'll have later. If I know I have a presentation in two weeks, I will do it now because then I have free time for writing or whatever else I want to do. If you don't do it now, then you fall down the procrastination hole and you won't have time for creativity or the project. It's best to get it out of the way as soon as possible. 
Or, you could procrastinating by being creative. I'm not going to lie, the best ideas come when I have to study for my exams and that's a cruel battle I'm fighting with myself. 
Easier said than done, right? We all know how good it feels to get lost in the waters of the endless sea that is the Internet. Sometimes I have free time, I have all my reading done for the courses as well as the assignments but I still rather watch youtube videos than actually do something creative. STOP! I'm telling you. You can finish this article but after that, go do something creative! Don't waste time on the Internet, be productive. 

This one may sound easy, but it definitely isn't. Even when you organize your whole day, there can be something unexpected and BAM your "creative hour" changes into "creative 15 minutes". It's important to know how to find time for creativity. For example you can either spare an hour of sleeping and turn it into an hour of writing. Yeah, I'm doing this a lot, that's why I look like a zombie the other day. 

Finding time is connected with your priorities. I can go to the party my not-so-awesome friend invited me or I could skip this one and plan some blog posts instead. I mean, there are going to be a lot of parties, surely you can miss one. Sometimes it's difficult to actually get rid of things that are less important than being creative but it can help. 
Those are my tips and tricks for being creative even though your school keeps you occupied. It takes some time to know how to balance everything out. I find it really easy to slip and focus solely on my school and social life and put creativity in the corner of my mind. It's hard to have everything in your life but it's not impossible. 

What are your ways to keep being creative while being a student? Are you a student? If not, can you imagine being student again and be creative? Also, does Pinterest steals your time the way it steals mine?


  1. Great tips! And like you, I definitely spend way too much time on Pinterest. Lol. Although Instagram is mostly my obsession.

    BUT OMG it's going to be insanely difficult balancing uni with work and also trying to be creative. Not procrastinating is probably the best idea haha.

    1. Pinterest and Instagram will be the death of me. I cannot keep my hands off of them. :D
      Yeah, balancing all of those will be difficult but you will get the hang of it, don´t worry. :)

  2. Great post! These are some really good tips. I'm no longer a student, but I do have a full time job and I'm on my feet all day, so when I get home I am prone to procrastination, because I just can't be bothered. I also have no internet at home so I could really do with starting to plan/write posts further in advance!

    1. Thank you! :) Procrastination is my problem too. It's just so hard to sit down and write a blog post, especially after a long day at work or at school.