So lately I’ve been doing a lot of figuring life out. One thing that I feel like I’ve figured out pretty well is how to balance everything that I have on my plate. I have always been one to take on several things at once, that just something I’ve always been able to do. College, however, is a completely different story. If you have ever heard someone say that college is one of the biggest milestones of your life, they are right. College is when you find who you truly are. Why is that? If you are doing college right, you are going with the main goal of getting a degree, not to waste your parents money on partying every night. When you are focused on your one goal, you find yourself not trying to impress everyone and building yourself up to be something you are not. You end up learning more about yourself than you realize.You learn your strengths, weaknesses, and limits. This is so important because knowing these things helps you find balance.
So how has my dedication helped me find balance?
The most important aspect that I have learned to balance is making time for school. I feel like making time for school is pretty obvious, but you would be surprised at the amount of people who do not. If you go into college with a mindset of partying and getting away from all rules, just give up now (and save thousands 🙂 !).
Being able to balance all of your work is something that I talked about in my previous post, College. Life. Stress.. Putting aside a set amount of time to get everything done is extremely important. Knowing that you have a given time for everything makes life so easy.
Every day once I finish my classes, I get my planner out and my books, and I get all of my work done. Once everything is done, I have the rest of my day to myself. This saves me from unneeded stress, and makes time to allows me to
actually have somewhat of a life take a nap and watch Netflix. 🙂
Finding time to blog is something that I am still learning how to manage. Blogging is almost like a job. I spend countless hours reading other bloggers work and scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest. Why? To stay up-to-date. Being able to know what everyone else is interested in and finding inspiration helps me plan out each weeks blog post. It makes it easier to communicate and socialize with other bloggers. Finding this balance is super important to my blog, and for me to be successful.
One thing that this balance has led me to achieve is finding a blogging network to be apart of. A few weeks ago I joined She Can Blogging Network. If you would like more information about how to join the network, or the networks goal, you can find the link on the right side of your screen ;), or here. On May 9th, I will be the featured blogger, so mark your calendars!!
ps. if you have not checked out The Classy Redhead on Instagram, you should!
Finding time for sleep seems like a no-brainer but again you would be surprised. College is exhausting. It only takes a few trips around campus to completely wear you out. It always seem like around 5pm im craving a cup of coffee to keep me awake. But, most days a force myself to power through the need for Starbucks, just to keep my sleep in line. Sleep is super important if you have all 8am classes, which is what I deal with. I am not a morning person, so I make myself get into bed every night by 12am in order to get a decent amount of sleep. I encourage all future and present college students to find a sleep routine and stick to it. It will save you from those embarrassing head bounces while sitting in your first class of the day or even falling out of your desk. (This actually happened to a girl in one of my classes. However, she has not comeback to class since so…)
Balancing your diet in college is by far one of the hardest tasks. It is so easy to want to curl up with a bag of chips or eat the cafeteria cake everyday, but as we all know, this is not healthy. Being on your own in college takes some major self discipline, and this starts with what you put into your body. So, every once in a while you can afford to swap the soda and crappy food for water and a healthy snack. Your body will love you for it, trust me.
Another part of balancing your diet is, drinking water. I personally am not one to order a glass of water with my meal because ew, its water, but its super important to make sure that you are drinking water throughout the day. This has been something that I have had to get used to. Now that I have started to drink more water, I feel better. It is also true that drinking more water improves your skin. Better looking skin is a major plus!
So, there you have it! These are just a few of the major aspects that I have learned how to balance in these past few months of college. Heres to the next three weeks of Freshman year! I hope that these tips will help you too when it comes to balancing life!
p.s.s. excuse my snapchat selfies