Mar 4, 2015

10 Things I Learned

You're probably rolling your eyes but believe me, it will be tempting. You'll think you can get away with not going to class because its an easy one, plus your teacher posts all the notes and slides online. but resist the urge. You'll regret it when the time for midterms and finals come around. 

2. Don't be afraid to change your program/major.
Life is full of surprises, anything is possible and there is nothing wrong with realizing that what you thought was what you wanted, isn't. You're young and have your whole life before you. If you don't enjoy what you're studying, you won't regret it once you change it and find something you do enjoy. Besides, 80% of students change their major at least once.

3. It's important to be selfish.
It might be hard to cancel plans; It might be hard to turn down your friends to a movie night or a night out partying, but it's important to have "me" days as well. And if you're loaded with homework, or have a big test the next day, or have an essay to start and finish, it's okay to cancel on your friends or to not be there for them. They can wait, if they really care for you, then they'll try to understand. 

4. Know when enough is enough.
Most of the time we push trough all the anxiety and stress and think we'll get through it until one day you dont

5. It's ridiculously hard to find the perfect balance, and that's okay. 
It takes a really long time to try and balance work/homework/school/social life. Hardly anyone has figured out how to do it yet, and the ones who have are aliens or robots. 

6. B U D G E T I N G!!!!!
Whenever i think about money i laugh a little

7. Surround yourself with people that are going through the same thing as you.
Being around friends that dont go to school makes it hard to keep track of all the things you have to do. Surround yourself with friends you can go on study dates with and will keep you motivated. This doesn't mean you have to stop being friends with the ones not going to school! 

8. Make sure you get enough sleep. 

If you've always struggled with falling asleep, now is the time to go see a doctor and get help. If you're not big on pills, there are plenty of things you can do to help you fall asleep before the sun rises (it'll be another post)

9. Put your mental health first and school second.

You can feel yourself so close to your breaking point; everything is just too much for you to handle and you feel like you're drowning in all these things you have to do (school, family,friends, bills,work) take the necessary measures. Go to your school's clinic and talk to a nurse. She might offer to speak with a psychiatrist.words words words

10. Have a "treat yo' self" day.
Or treat yourself every day. Make sure to take a little bit of time every day to completely separate yourself from all things that bring you stress. Whether if its a yoga class, watch an episode of your favourite show or whatever it is that makes you forget about your responsibilities for a little while. Just treat. yo. self. 

| Daphne & Kristine |

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