5 Tips for Getting Ready for the First Day of College
You are starting college soon and may be wondering how to be sure you are ready. You have taken care of childcare, your work schedule...now what?
Here are some last-minute things you can do to prepare for your first day.
- A space of one's own. Find a space for studying and doing school work in your home. This may be a desk, the kitchen table or even a designated chair with a lap desk in the living room where you will be free of distractions during your study time. If you live with others, let them know of your commitment.
- Tools of success. Your time is your most important asset. Set up a planner or calendar, whichever works best for you. There are many calendars available, both online and print versions. Here is a useful list from Calendly to decide which one works best for you.
- Exercise, Rest and Nutrition. Get 30 minutes of regular exercise daily. This can be as simple changing your choices, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Here are more tips from BioSpace. If you do not yet have a regular sleep cycle, now is the time to establish one. This is essential to well-being and will help you succeed when balancing school, work and life. Here are some tips from Everyday Health. Be aware of your eating habits. Useful dietary basics are found here from the Mayo Clinic.
- Take care of school, work and life responsibilities first. The ability to focus on other things is made easier if we complete our tasks. Something as simple as a to do list can help free our time and eliminate worry. Very Well Mind has some guidance on eliminating worry by getting organized.
- Boston weather can change quickly, so pack a few layers in case things suddenly get colder.
Still wondering how to balance it all? Check out our blog about school, work, life balance here.
It is going to be a great semester!