5 Lies We Tell Ourselves Before Each Semester
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5 Lies We Tell Ourselves Before Each Semester

This semester is going to be different, right?

5 Lies We Tell Ourselves Before Each Semester

There are so many thoughts we have about school as college students. We aim to be better students every semester, but it's hard with so many activities and homework assignments getting in the way. So here are five things we all tell ourselves before starting the next semester.

1. "I will not procrastinate"

This is the No. 1 lie we tell ourselves before the semester starts (or if you're me it's every Sunday.) As college students, procrastinating is one of the things we do best. Things just come up. I'm talking major things like Netflix, trips to sixth street, and naps. Procrastinating is not bad as long as it gets done, right?

2. "I'm not going to go out as much."

I'm sorry to say, but cutting back your days out from four to three does not count. You should not have to restrict yourself. If you have no homework due, and your class doesn't start until 11 the next day by all means go out. Staying in just because you want to "cut back" will make you go crazy. We only live once, so let loose.

3. "I'm going to eat healthy."

Will you? Do you plan on cooking all your meals too? It is hard to eat healthy at school (especially on campus). But it is possible to make better choices. By keeping yourself from the things you crave, it will only make you binge when it gets too hard to handle.

4. "I'm not going to nap."

LIAR. Naps are an essential part to every college persons' routine. Sometimes a mid day snooze is needed. Late nights and early morning can take a toll on someone after a while. Naps can allow you to rejuvenate your mind. Sure, you could be doing other stuff like your homework or working out, but what's a better way to procrastinate?

5. "I'm actually going to get ready for class."

Honestly, why? I only support this if you have fallen in love with your professor or someone else in class. Besides that, comfort is key. I don't know who said yoga pants and sweats fell into the category of not being "ready", but those people are dead wrong. Do not trust them.There is no need to be putting on makeup and jeans everyday. Save that for the weekend.

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