College is a tumultuous time for anyone – not only do you have to learn to keep up, but friends to see, and perhaps even a job to work on the side. As such, free time is limited, and many responsibilities claw at you from every direction. For this reason, it’s important to take your wellbeing and self-care seriously. As such, basic necessities like getting enough sleep, eating well, and exercising will all help you move forward and achieve.
But it’s not just these self-care habits that will do the trick. In some cases, it can be nice to get a step up without falling into bad habits, or feeling you have to prove yourself to anyone in your circle (college is often a time of discovering yourself just as it might be a time of learning).
In this post, then, we’ll discuss some of the extra habits you may wish to implement to help you thrive both personally and academically. Without further ado, let’s start:
Daily Supplementation & Morning Exercise
It’s good to supplement healthy nutrients into your diet, especially if you’re on a shoestring budget and eat similar foods daily. For example, students aren’t always able to afford fresh fish on a daily basis, so supplementing omega-3 can be helpful. You may also consider nootropics like aniracetam powder for that extra memory boost and concentration you need. More than anything, waking up in the morning at the same time and getting some physical exercise in, be that pilates, walking in the park, or heading to the gym can be incredibly good for you, and help you shred your stress before a long day of study begins.
Thorough Budgeting & Cost Saving Measures
Budgeting is an important measure to consider when heading out to college, and managing that budget is even more important. With the need to buy textbooks, to travel to and from campus daily, to enjoy a social life (and sometimes spend more than you wanted to on it), all of this can cause real financial issues if you’re not careful. For that reason, make use of all the possible deals you can get to grips with, from subscriptions that save you money in the long run (like grocery deliveries), to conveniences like cheapened memberships to recreational services like music streaming providers. Use a spreadsheet or budgeting app to keep on top of your income and outgoings.
Work Experience & Voluntary Placements
If you have an opportunity to further your connections and experiences at university, try not to turn it down unless you have to. For example, if you’re a film school student and an unpaid volunteer opportunity to head out and work on a local film set corralling local traffic shows itself – well, head there, and see who you can meet. Simply being a present face and being attentive to the extracurricular chances of learning can be fantastic for your future development, and connecting with people you might not have known otherwise.
With this advice, you’re sure to curate the extra habits that help you thrive in college. We wish you the best of luck.