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University days see students spend a lot of hours in lecture halls and libraries. Besides hitting the books, many do part-time jobs and projects on the side. Some also procrastinate much more than we would like to admit.

The net result is often wonky sleeping patterns, pulling all-nighters and cramming furiously for exams. What if it did not have to be this way?

Isabel Murphy, a language student at the University of Nottingham and a contributor for Empoword Journalism, provides a student's guide to a healthier work-life balance. These are aimed at millennials, but good advice applies to all ages, like this tip on avoiding distractions:

"Having set yourself specific hours in which to work, you should do everything possible to make this time productive. Ensure you’re working in an environment in which you feel relaxed, which isn’t too loud and where you will thrive," it reads.

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