Beginning a new chapter in your life while taking baby steps into adulthood, College is a turning point in all of our lives. Generally, every single student has high expectations from their college life. Considering the tons of films and books made on the topic, they really are not the ones to be blamed.
In reality, college is life altering, but the process might not always be as rosy as we expect it to be. Think about it, you’re leaving your comfort zone, probably moving to a whole new place and starting your social life from scratch. For obvious reasons, you’re going to find it difficult to blend in and the chances of getting lost are plenty. But that process of figuring out helps you grow and shape your personality. You wouldn’t want to trade that phase with anything else.
Since it’s your journey, nobody can constantly guide you throughout, but we’ll give you a few tips to maintain your mental and physical well being in college.
Skip that party, get some sleep!
Sleeping on time and getting ample amount of rest after an entire day of classes, activities and hanging out with your friends, is so underrated. There’s no easy way of stating this, your body needs 7 to 8 hours of sleep to recover from the wear and tear of the day. Skipping sleep might seem cool, but it’s actually an irresponsible act of putting your body through a lot of pressure. It’s fine to not attend that one party if your body craves a good night’s sleep!
Adios to procrastination
Many times what happens is students keep piling up their work the entire semester and then invite panic attacks and anxiety while struggling to finish them at the last moment. Why even create that chance to mess with your mental health? Getting those assignments and projects done on time might seem like a herculean task, but we guarantee you, killing that tendency to procrastinate work will promise you a smooth sail till the end.
Coffee or maggi isn’t a meal
In college, no one’s going to check on your nutrition intake, unlike at home, which becomes the exact reason why most of the students skip breakfast, lunch and even dinner on some days. Coffee and maggi aren’t going to keep you healthy for long. Make it a habit to consume nutritious food three times a day, otherwise your health is bound to deteriorate. Also, cut down on the junk food you consume on a daily basis. Don’t be brutal to your body.
Choose the people around you wisely
Do not give every single person around you an access to you and your personal life. Obviously not everybody has good intentions for you, so choose the people you chill with wisely. The people you invest your time in, play a major role in your mental and physical well being. Ask these two questions to yourself,
Do I feel good about myself when I’m with them?
Am I growing?
If you’re not satisfied with the answers, you know exactly what you got to do!
Find time to engage in co-curricular activities too
Academics are important, there’s no denying that. But it’s important to find time to take part in fun co-curricular activities too! Be it any activity that gives you the opportunity to take a break, such as sports, cultural events or other personal hobby that you can lose yourself in. When students often get caught up in the rush of classes, submissions and socialising, they might get a bit overwhelmed. If you need a break, take that break, don’t let anyone else convince you otherwise.
Befriend the faculty members
We admit this isn’t gonna be easy to initiate, but it’s always advisable to develop a good bond with the senior faculty members of the college. These people hold years of expertise, not merely in teaching and academics, but also life in general. Whenever you find yourself stuck in a difficult situation and your peers of the same age aren’t capable of helping you, these people can be approached for sane advice. In this manner, you’ll feel heard and not lost in a turmoil. Such well maintained relationships with your mentors can go a long way, even after leaving the college!
Remember, your ultimate goal is to study and grow!
If you’re able to strike a balance between studies and fun, you’ve cracked the code. You should make sure that you don’t get distracted in the process, because the opportunities to get distracted are plenty. Remind yourself of your priority, which is to study and achieve your goals. You might be able to comprehend this point better once you pass out of college and begin making a career out of your degree.Thus, grab every single opportunity to grow and excel, you won’t regret it.
You might have heard the saying, “it is easier said than done”. The funniest part about this saying is that it’s most definitely true. After running through a zillion instructions, you might brace yourself to walk into the campus. But going to college is similar to having Panipuri for the first time from a random stall in the street, you really won’t know what to expect, you might not even like it the first time, gradually you gain the taste for it and even start demanding extra teeka in yours!
We wish you the best and hope you pass out with flying colours!