14 Tips On Adulting In College
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14 Tips On Adulting In College

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14 Tips On Adulting In College
Anna Talcott

With college approaching within the next few weeks, here are some tips to help guide you through your transition into the first steps of adulthood: college. These are some tips that have developed from my experiences and trial runs through my freshman year of college. I find these tips useful and like to consider them problem fixers for any student.

1. Use a planner

You most definitely will be busy and will have tons of things going on at once so save some of that brain space and just write it down in an organized manor (maybe get a cute planner too).


2. Don't over commit yourself.

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Given that there are so many clubs and sports to join, of course you want to try it all and I encourage getting involved, just don't spread yourself out too thin and keep in mind of your classes and study time.

3. Keep an open mind.

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You are surrounded by so many different personalities, opinions, and cultures all day everyday so keep an open mind and learn about new perspectives and have mature adult conversations; you may learn something.

4. Track your grades.

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Some of your professors may not post their grades on your school portal which then leaves you to exercise the knowledge of math you have gained over the years and figure it out yourself. Personally, I always have to know my grades it keeps me sane.

5. Exercise; Work out that stress, literally.

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It is scientifically proven that exercise relieves stress and helps improve your memory (which is basically college).

6. Eat healthy.

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Exercise and eating healthy go hand and hand.

7. Get enough sleep.

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You will have those late night study sessions it just happens but in the end those only hurt you.

8.Get ahead, don't procrastinate.

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People have been saying this since day one and honestly, especially in college, I have to agree.

9. Start making connections.

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This is your time to create a network for yourself; sometimes it's all about who you know.

10. Stay positive.

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Negative Nancy and Ned stayed at home when packing for college. Positive attitude equals positive experience.

11. Find a balance between work and play.

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Work hard play hard doesn't work for everyone. Know your balance because it's different from everyone else's.

12. Keep your space clean.

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A cluttered room equals a cluttered mind.

13. Do not do your homework or eat in your bed.

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You do not want to trick your body into thinking it's time for some chips and dip when it's really time to catch some z's.

14. Finally, enjoy and appreciate the experience.

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