It’s less than a month until the deadline for my dissertation and I’m firmly in work mode. I’ve got a ‘to-do’ list longer than my arm but I’m slowly powering through it!
My usually set up for writing assignments is sitting on my bed with a bunch of books, notes and my laptop spread out in front of me. I’m aware this isn’t how most people would recommend you to do work, but this generally works for me. That is, until now.
I’m not sure if it’s the importance of my dissertation, or what it is, but I just can’t get any work done unless I’m sitting at a desk at the minute. I’ve had to improvise a bit because I don’t have a desk back at home, so I’m currently set up in the conservatory on the dining table.
It’s actually been a really effective way to get my work done. I feel like I’ve got my own space, as I can close the room off from the rest of the house, and it keeps me away from any distractions – like the TV, or my parents!
While it’s taken me a long while to realise it, I would definitely recommend making sure you have access to a desk if you’re doing important work for an assignment – particularly if we’re talking about something as big as your dissertation.
If you don’t have a desk, you could follow my lead and improvise, or you could go out to a nearby library and do some work there. Or perhaps a relative has a desk you could use at their house. It could be even more helpful to go to environment that you don’t think of so much as homely, as it would probably be easier to get into the work mindset!
So, if you’re struggling to get your work done over the Easter period, try to help get your mind into the ‘work zone’!