The semester has started! Woo hoo! And I bet you’re feeling a little overwhelmed because I sure am. But don’t worry because today I have a few tips on how to make this semester and the rest of your semesters at Rutgers successful and stress free.
Tip #1: Organize! This is a major skill that everyone should master as they make their way into the real world. I wouldn’t have made it through my first two years of college if I didn’t organize my life and events. Everyone has their own method to staying organized, but I’ll share my secret with you guys; I use a planner! How old fashion, I know, but it works wonders. I write everything that its important in there, so theres no way for me to forget anything. I also jot down important events or assignments in the calendar section of my planner so I can plan everything on time and stress free.
Tip #2: Time Management!: Theres no way you’ll survive college if you don’t know how to manage your time. And trust me, if you master this skill, college shouldn’t be as stressful. Having a planner and jotting everything down is another way to master time management because you’ll always be on top of your assignments/projects/test and anything else college might throw at you. Doing things last minute is never fun, so it’s always good to plan your week. Maybe try to get your assignments done by Thursday or Friday so you can have the weekend to yourself! Waking up early and getting everything done is also another great way to time manage your life. You may not believe this, but waking up early helps motivate you to get more tasks done.
Tip #3: Relax!: You’re probably wondering, “How can I relax when I’m a college student??”, trust me it’s possible. If you follow the first two steps, I promise you won’t be stressed out. It’s also important to remember that we all make mistakes and that no ones perfect, so don’t beat yourself up when life goes left instead of right, you got this! College is meant to be a rollercoaster, it’s up to you to decided whether or not you’ll enjoy the ride.
Have a great semester, you guys can do it!