The Non-Commuter's Guide To Successful Commuting
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The Non-Commuter's Guide To Successful Commuting

Shout out to all of my commuter friends on campus - You have it rough and I hope this helps you out just a bit.

The Non-Commuter's Guide To Successful Commuting
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1. Always pack extra snacks or even meals!

As college students running around from classes, the library, the gym, your student union and what not, you're going to be insanely exhausted and hungry. Don't keep buying meals outside. You're only going to be wasting money and it's really unhealthy! Instead, try bringing your Tupperware or a mini-cooler to pack a filling and healthy meal. Recommendations? Make a healthy hummus wrap on whole wheat tortilla with veggies like carrots, lettuce, broccoli and anything else you like! Add a cup of berries or an apple as a midday snack!

2. Make your water bottle your best friend.

Take it everywhere with you. Whether it's class, meeting up with friends or doing nothing, please keep a water bottle on you. Well maybe not in the bathroom, but hey no one's stopping you. You'll be thankful when it's 7 p.m. and your mouth is dry as a dessert.

3. An extra pair of clothes is essential.

I don't mean bring a clubbing outfit with stilettos or a fur coat. I mean a pair of leggings or sweatpants and a t-shirt. Maybe some tennis shoes in case you decide to work out with the extra time you have during the day. What if you have a giant accident in your dining hall and all of a sudden there's ketchup dripping down your pants? Save yourself from the jokes and just have a backup on you.

4. Charge your way through the day!

Hey, that rhymes! Anyway, imagine going through a super long day that starts with your 8 a.m. class, then another one, then lunch, meeting up with a friend, picking up cash from a bank, heading to practice for your club sport... Oh, wait your phone's dead. Can you sense the horror? You don't get texts from your mother. You don't receive funny Snapchats from your best friend. Your friends plan on going out tonight and you don't get the memo?! Calm down and pack a charger. It'll save you the stress of not being updated.

5. Make sure you leave early enough.

I know it sucks to wake up half an hour early and get ready to go to class. If you have an 8 a.m. midterm, do you really want to risk being late and then being thrown out of class? You miss a midterm, your grade suffers, your GPA lowers, you don't get a job and you end up in your mother's basement for the rest of your life. I'm kidding it's not that extreme. Make your life less stressful and at least leave early enough to beat rush hour! Your grades will thank you.

6. Find a bed on campus.

Not literally. We all know how exhausted even an on-campus student can be, but they have the perk of walking home and napping for a bit. You can gain your perk by finding a friend's place to crash at on campus for a bit. If all fails, use your car! Just keep a blanket and pillow in your backseat and you're set for a quick hour nap.

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