Some advantages to being a college student

Hello out there! I hope everyone is doing well. This time of year tends to accumulate all sorts of colds and sicknesses so I hope everyone is able to stay in good health.

The other day I was trying to decide what to get for lunch when I realized (quite suddenly) that I could have anything I wanted. I could get the pudding and two doughnuts and a soda and the delicious smelling french fries if I wanted to. After all, I’m a college student. My parents can’t tell me what to eat. My coach isn’t around to see. No one could give me any grief. So I choose the Caesar salad and a water bottle and headed to the library to get some studying done.

One of the best things about college is the freedom associated with living on ones own. This can range from eating a pint of ice cream every night (not recommended) to working out at the gym as little or as much as you want to staying up watching movies rather than doing actual schoolwork to possibly partaking in less reputable forms of entertainment. And some people may want to do all of this simply because it is the first time that they can! Be that the case, I think it is fair to indulge a bit. Buy frosting from Thompson store and eat it with a spoon. Don’t work out for a week straight. Watch all of your favorite movies after 11 PM. But then collect yourself and get focused. You are a college student now, meaning you have more responsibility than you probably have ever had before. That’s great! But don’t take advantage of it. Taking care of yourself (mind and body) is actually one of the most crucial steps to making it in the real world. Try and adjust your habits so that you can enjoy that which is good for you, such as working out twice a week or getting all of your homework done the night it is assigned. There may be times when this isn’t possible or that you just need a bit of a mental vacation. That’s totally fine. But don’t let that vacation become an extended stay or you will end up further behind in life than when you originally started.

Thanks again for reading! If you ever have any questions or concerns please feel free to ask me directly! Have a fantastic rest of the week!

Organization!

Hello and greetings to everyone! Wherever you, I hope things are going well for you, that you are always striving to accomplish your goals and that the work you do every day is helping make this world a bit better. I’ve decided to  discuss something that I briefly touched on last time but here again is a tip that I deem crucial for college success (and should be held near and dear to the heart for both potential college students as well as current ones)- ORGANIZATION.

Whether you have seven classes or four, eight clubs or two, one sport or none at all, keep a record of what needs to be done! Smaller things, like picking up a check from your job or dropping off an assignment to your teacher, can slip through the cracks of the mind just as easily as bigger things such as, for example, a 20 page paper that was due an hour ago. Write down what you need to do, what you want to do, and when it all needs to be done. It is a relatively simple task and yet some people constantly refrain from doing so, for reasons unknown to me. Stay on top of what needs to be done and you won’t be overwhelmed by whatever lies ahead.

You will undoubtedly acquire many small pamphlets and invitations informing you about upcoming events. This is wonderful! But don’t try to keep all of those random pieces of paper floating about. Jot down the important information from them (who, when, where, what, etc.) and keep that all together in your agenda/planner. College is a busy time with lots of new an exciting things to do! In order to take full advantage of this, try and accommodate things that catch your interest. Do what you say you will. Don’t take on too much and NEVER be afraid to ask for help.

Well, I’ve got to go. I hope everyone enjoys their Friday evening and the rest of the weekend safely! Chao!