While in college, it’s easy to get into the habit of choosing quick, easy, and cheap meals that don’t require much prep time from you. It can also be easy to use unhealthy foods as rewards for getting through a stressful week or a hard exam. Although this can be a great motivator at times – make sure to use this motivation tactic sparingly as these easy fixes can lead to decreased motivation and productivity. Turning around your eating habits could greatly enhance how productive you are when it comes to your school work.
Goals are an essential part towards creating a meaningful and intrinsically-rewarding life. Goals motivate us to work hard and to be our best and happiest selves. Forming these goals to be a SMART(ER) goal can create clarity in your end-objective and the process to get there, recenter you towards achieving your goal, and determine how to effectively allocate your resources to achieve the goal.
The pressure to succeed in higher education when classes require large amounts of work and time commitment can be daunting and difficult to manage. Although academics takes a large priority in the lives of college students, it should not consume all of your time and effort. Finding a balance between school/academics and your personal life is essential in remaining successful, motivated, and happy.
Creating a study space in the comfort of your own home is always an important habit to form, but it is especially crucial during this pandemic. The pandemic has been negatively impacting everyone’s study habits. From procrastination, to poor time management, all the way to ineffective study strategies. Luckily, one of the first steps you can take to get back in the right direction is to create a study space. An effective study space has the potential to kickstart your other study habits for the better.
Everyone experiences stress, and it consistently occurs in peoples’ lives. For a college student, every day brings something new that must be done –whether it be studying for a midterm, attending a lecture, or homework to complete. What are some healthy solutions to mitigate the stress that results from our academic and personal responsibilities and tasks?