Summer is officially long gone and the school year is back in session. We're going into our third week of classes and I still have no idea what I'm doing. In years past, I've had my planner done before school even began. But senior year has been a whole different story.
Have you ever realized that when you are constantly on the go-go-go, you never have time to stop and breathe, let alone stop and plan? Now that both sorority recruitment and syllabus week are over, maybe we will all be able to sit down and finally settle back into that fall semester routine.
Start by taking a day to get everything in order. Rainy days work best because... well... there's nothing better to do. Clean your apartment so that you can start fresh. Clean your laundry, wash your dishes and organize your things. Get your home life in order so that you can start to get yourself back into the college groove.
Then work on meal prepping, if you like to cook in advance, or just write out your meals for the week so you aren't stressing and continuing those poor eating habits basically all college kids have. We are all broke so planning ahead forces us to think in advance instead of just wasting money on pizza for every meal.
Lastly, PLAN YOUR LIFE. Whether it's a cheap planner or a Lily Pulitzer planner, get one and start to write down the things you need to do. You never notice how many things you forget to do if you don't write them down. Start with your classes, write down meeting times and assignment deadlines. This will help you schedule yourself properly and never forget a due date. Then add in your extra-curricular activities -- sorority events, work shifts, club meetings. Lastly, schedule workout times, meals, and "me-time" because self-health comes first and foremost.
College is hard. No one is arguing about that. It constantly tests your limits and pushes you to the edge. However, in the end, it shows us just how strong we are. If we are able to make it through these four years, we can make it through anything. If you can get past the first few weeks and get into a normal routine, you will ace this semester and come out successful.