If the first few tips didn’t suffice, how about we move onto the fun side? We’re all college students here now, aren’t we? No party poopers! Here’s a quick rundown of the good stuff. Keep these in mind and be sure to rock some of the best years of your life.
- Give yourself a break. Literally! You deserve it.
- Be realistic. You can’t target things that are Level 5 when you haven’t even reached Leven 1 yet. For now. I’m not saying you shouldn’t aim for Level 5, I’m saying, you should let yourself pass through the first 4 Levels first, before acing that big 5.
- Give yourself plenty of time. It’s never too early to start that big project or thesis of yours. The more time you have in your hands, the better. Get to it!
- Create a routine. Trust me, if you get in the groove of things, it’ll be easy for you and you’ll be thanking your freshman self when you’re on the brink of graduation.
- Manage your time. Time management is e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g! Managing your hours of the day will lessen—if not completely eliminate—your stress. It works wonders.
- Don’t go to parties wherein you don’t know anyone. Not even one person? Are you kidding me? Go home! Making friends is top game, but this is just borderline dangerous.
- Don’t agree to anything you’re not comfortable doing. Honey, even if this was your best friend’s party, and even if he was also your boyfriend, don’t let him talk you to stuff you have no control over. Or simply those you just don’t feel comfy going at. You can say no.
- Drink moderately. Need I say more?
- Don’t go home with anyone you personally don’t know. That boy may be cute, but you’re not sure if that will still be the case the next time you open your eyes. Please stay safe!
- Don’t drink and drive. For the love of God, just don’t! Love yourself and those around you.
- Don’t go to class. If you have an infection or some sort of flu, save yourself the hassle and just rest. And even if it’s just a cold, it’s better to rest. You’ll be surprised at how speedy your recovery will be if you don’t fight the thing and just accept defeat. We’re humans. We get sick.
- Drink lots of fluids. The clear ones, please. And no vodka or rum!
- Call a doctor. If it gets worse by the minute, it isn’t bad to contact a doctor and ask for help, or maybe even just a diagnosis and prescription.
- Build on your confidence. There’s nothing to be afraid of. Let the real you shine!
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Talking to a friend, a parent, a relative, or sometimes even a stranger can help ease the pain out of your chest (or brain!). Fear not, people are here to help and listen. You just need to speak up.
- Know the signs of Depression. Self-diagnosing isn’t always accurate, but it’s good to know the signs especially if you realize right after that you see some in yourself.
- Set Goals. You’ll be inspired to do more, and other things will occupy your mind.