4 Habits You Have In College That You Need To Bring With You To The Real World

4 Habits You Have In College That You Need To Bring With You To The Real World

If you've had a good ride away at college, you're most likely ready to start getting on a normal sleep schedule and start getting your sh*t together.

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As a girl approaches her end of the college train, she's ready to jump off at full speed into the next chapter of her life.

Sure, everyone has doubts about what their post-grad life will bring. However, if you've had a good ride away at college, you're most likely ready to start getting on a normal sleep schedule and start getting your sh*t together.

Before graduation, you have the chance to meet your true self. Senior year is finally the year you don't have to make new friends, just new memories. You don't have to join any new clubs, odds are you've already found your niche.

The truth is, senior year is a glorious time. While your class load doesn't get easier, all the stuff in between does. What stuff am I talking about?

All the stuff you called your mom about for the last three years that you can handle on your own now... (except for laundry. You probably still ask her what setting to wash and dry certain things on. That's okay.)

1. Create a good, daily schedule

By now hopefully, you've learned a good routine for yourself. Whether it's getting up super early to get everything done or staying up later to do work, it's time to start embracing a schedule. The real, post-grad, world lives off schedules, so it's good to get into a healthy routine of your own.

Invest in a planner and don't be one of those girls that send out this tweet. Use your planner, plan ahead.

2. Drink enough water EVERYDAY

Please for the love of God-go drink some water. I mean by now you should know WATER CURES EVERYTHING. If you leave college knowing only one think about staying healthy and happy I hope it is this, DRINK WATER.

3. Rest when your body feels tired.

As you all know, college is all about having fun. Freshman year through your junior year you probably pushed yourself to do everything. from running around to different school events to going to every social event you were invited to, you've been doing a LOT.

By now, you should recognize that sometimes your body needs rest.

By senior year you should know what your body needs to feel rested and recovered after a strenuous week of studying, working or socializing (or all three if you are die-hard.) It's really important to realize when you are spreading yourself too thin or involving yourself in activities you just don't have the time or energy for.

4. Make time for true friends, not just the friends that are convenient for you.

No one wants to be friends with someone who is using them for convenience. At this point, you probably have been screwed over by someone who you thought was your close friend. In reality, this person was just using you because it was easy for them to call on you.

You don't want to continue this immature trait because it is certainly an unattractive one. Spend time with friends who genuinely care about you even if it's out of the way for you. If spending time with certain people is 'out of the way' for you, maybe you need to reevaluate how you treat your friends. Just saying.

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7 Things You Do If You’re One Of Those 'I Always Order Chicken Tenders' People

It's hard to love food but also hate it at the same time.

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Growing up, my mom would usually have to cook me a separate dinner from my siblings. Why? Because I was ridiculously picky and wouldn't eat the same foods as everyone else. Trust me, it gets old. It's not my fault certain things just taste gross, you learn to live with it.

1. You eat something you hate just to see if you still hate it

I'll take a bite of a burger every once in a while just to reaffirm that it still tastes like dirt. I just have to know. Don't even get me started on vegetables.

2. When trying to explain what you actually like to eat, people give you major side eye

Don't ask me about my eating habits unless you want to get into a long, confusing conversation.

3. Eating at someone else’s house when you were younger was a pain

You hate to tell their parents just how much you hate the food that they gave you. So, you sucked it up and ate it anyway only to come home and whine to your parents.

4. There’s one thing on any menu you always fall back on...even if it’s on the kids menu

Pizza, maybe. Chicken tenders, always.

5. Trying a new food is a very proud moment

It's like, wow! Look at me being all adventurous.

6. When you realize you actually like some new food, that’s an even more amazing moment

Crazy times. This rarely happens.

7. Sometimes it’s the texture, sometimes it’s the flavor, all the time it’s left on your plate

Oops. At restaurants it's either left on your plate or your order is very specified.

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17 Productive Ways To Procrastinate

Because sometimes you just need to avoid homework while also getting stuff done.

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1. Delete apps you don't use from your phone.

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Be sure to check in Settings afterwards to see how much space you freed up.

2. Clean out your car.

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Driving a clean car is the quickest way to feel like a million bucks.

3. Read the news.

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Voila, you are now smart.

4. Organize your schoolwork.

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You know what I'm talking about: all those graded returned homework and PowerPoint slides and old exams and printed-off Chegg problems. Get a big binder and page dividers, sort your papers by class, and put them in the binder. Revel in how organized you are.

5. Have a quiet time.

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Nothing enables productivity quite as well as spending time with God first!

6. Work out.

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Healthy body, healthy mind, right?

7. Make your bed and tidy your room.

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You're unstoppable.

8. Go through your clothes and give things away.

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You'll feel 1000x lighter.

9. List your old jewelry for sale on a local BST site.

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Cha-ching.

10. Do your grocery shopping.

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You probably should not eat so much fast food.

11. Give yourself a pedicure.

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You're worth it.

12. Do your laundry.

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Once all your favorite clothes are clean and ready to go, you'll be so much more productive.

13. Tithe to your church (or favorite nonprofit.)

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You know that's something you've been meaning to do.

14. Do the dishes.

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A clean kitchen = a clear mind.

15. Wear a charcoal mask.

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I also put coconut oil in my hair while I do this as a deep-conditioning treatment.

16. Delete old emails and texts.

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If you've never tried keeping you inbox at zero, I recommend it.

17. Call your mom.

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Or dad, or grandparents, or long-distance bestie.

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