I'm not going to lie, college has been a bit of an adjustment. The classes are difficult and it takes some time to find the right balance. There are definitely a lot of things that I have learned since being here(blog post on that soon), but there are also some things I learned before coming here that have really served me well. As a result, I thought I would share them with all of you!
1. Getting a bad grade is not the end of the world
Obviously no one wants to get a bad grade ever, but I think no matter how smart you are they are inevitable at some point. Your first failing grade can really crush your spirit, and I think it is good to know how to quickly cope with bad grades before coming to college. Because sulking all day or considering dropping a class just because of one bad grade is not something that you have time for in college.
2. Sometimes you have to say no
You need time for yourself in college and you also need time for your school work. sometimes to make sure that these two priorities are fulfilled you have to be able to say no to some social events. Whether its deciding not to go out to dinner so you can finish your history reading or saying no to the movie on Friday night because you really just need some time alone in your room. Don't say no all the time(Have fun!) but if your mental state or academics are on the line, say no!
3. School work comes before social events
This is pretty similar, but when it comes to that party or your homework due Monday; I hope you know which one you need to choose. I think I chose school a little too much in high school, but it really has served me well in keeping me focused in college!
4. Family is your rock
When you have a problem talk to your mom, when your sad talk to your mom, when your excited about an awesome activity talk to your mom. She will be there to support and guide you no matter what. I was very much a family girl in high school, and am finding I can keep that up in college by talking to my family daily. Getting to hear about their days makes me feel as if I never left.
5. Plan your day
This is saving my butt. I plan everything, not just when I have to be at class or a meeting, but when I am going to eat and when I'm going to study. This helps me to stay so much more productive. I use the hourly planner in my Day Designer, and usually write as much out as I can the night before. But the calendar that comes on the iPhone is great as well for this.
I hope these tips were helpful! If you love the outfit featured above make sure to check back tomorrow for all the details!