College isn't the easiest thing in the world. That doesn't mean it's impossible, though! A lot of students stress way too much about college, even before they start their freshman year! Here are three tips to keep in mind and practice once your classes start.
Keep Up with Your Homework
This seems to be the number one concern with future and current college students: the amount of work they'll have to complete. The truth is, it's actually very manageable if you prioritize it and do it a little bit at a time! Unlike high school, you don't have the same classes every day, so something assigned on Monday will be due on Wednesday, instead of Tuesday. If you work on some your homework each night, it won't pile up, and you won't have a lot of unnecessary stress caused by procrastinating and looming due dates.
Make Sure You Eat
Okay, this might sound like something your mom would say, but it's true. It's easy to skip a meal or two when you're caught up in the whirlwind of classes, homework, and doing things with your friends. But even if it's just a snack while you're walking to class, eating is important: you won't be as productive if you're not eating regularly. Healthy foods and water need to be regular parts of your day!
Get Some Sleep!
I'm sure everyone's heard the stories of crazy all-nighters at college, or staying up until the morning with ten cups of coffee to study for finals.The truth is, you're going to do better and feel better if you sleep a decent amount (7-8 hours or so) every night, and this includes finals! You'll score better if you're well-rested, even if that means a few hours of studying instead of staying up all night. You can always stay up late every now and then, but you'll be happier and healthier with some rest at night!