This week has been a very eye-opening one. I haven’t had some like big life changing epiphany or anything, but there seems to be a theme running through all my classes… helping college students prepare for the future.
As a college student, I understand how stressful it is to bring up the future. Mostly because we know it is the near future that we are talking about and not something that is going to happen in 20+ years. However, we have to accept the fact that it is a lot closer than we think. Here are some habits that every college student should pick up while they are still in school:
- Learn to budget money– we discussed this in my MIS class on Monday. This is something we don’t always think about, but we should. Start small by tracking your weekly spending. There are plenty of great apps to help you and there is always Excel. Sorry, the business side of me is talking now- but really, don’t count it out! Excel is great!
- Healthy Lifestyles– yes, sometimes a movie night and pizza is the only way to go, but that isn’t healthy. While in college you have the time to establish a healthy routine. You are young enough to try different work outs and find what works for you. Take advantage of this while you can! And don’t forget about establishing healthy eating habits!
- Learn to manage your time– I swear, college students (myself included) are the best people at procrastinating! It stresses us out to know end, but we still do it anyways! Try to kick the habit while you can. I am currently doing a “100 Hundred Days of Productivity” that is helped me not procrastinate as much!
- Communicate and work with others– we all dread group projects and such, but when we enter the working world we are going to have to rely on others to do their part and we have to do ours. Take the time to find a way to communicate effectively with others. Sometimes an email just isn’t going to cut it.
What are some habits that you are working on?