Now that we’ve covered academics, work, and clubs, we can get to the fun stuff! While it’s important to keep your professional success at the top of your priorities, you should always remember to take the time to have fun and relax with your friends!
Why it’s Important
They say college is the four best years of your life, and as a current college student myself, I would definitely have to agree with that statement. When else are you going to have a chance to live an independent life without worrying about a full time job, house payments, and/or taking care of a family?
While you’re in college, it’s important to make the most of these years. When you have a free night, don’t just stay in your room by yourself because you’ll be missing out on so many opportunities! Needless to say, that doesn’t mean you have to go to four different frat parties on a single night, but at least hang out with a friend or two!
Shake Things Up
Just hanging out in a dorm room can get kind of boring if you do it all the time. I mean, it’s nice to have a girl’s night in every once and awhile, but it definitely gets monotonous. If you’re not familiar with your college town yet, look up some fun things to do. Check out the local movie theaters, parks, or hot spots. You might find out that a music artist is coming to town or that a bar or club has a night where they let minors in during a certain time frame. This is a great way to have fun and maybe meet new people!
Don’t Rule Campus Activities Out
Odds are your campus has a ton of activities to do on campus that aren’t class or club related. A great majority of these activities are free. If that’s not a college student’s favorite word, I don’t know what is! Although some of these activities are obviously bait to keep the freshmen on campus and away from the party scene, you might be surprised to find some things to do that aren’t lame at all.
At my school, we have free movie showings every weekend in one of the lecture halls. Some popular ones I’ve seen there are “Gone Girl”, “The Fault in Our Stars”, and “Jurassic World”. It’s totally worth saving the ten bucks I would have spent on a ticket and food at the movie theater.
Other activities might include discounted concerts, comedy shows, dances, or more. Keep your eyes out for newsletters and posters to find information on everything going on!
Most Importantly: You Don’t Need Alcohol to Have Fun
I’m not preaching to you that alcohol is bad and that you should never drink it in your life, I’m just saying that you should make smart decisions when it comes to it. You would be surprised by the number of college students who don’t drink regularly. If you do find yourself in a setting where people are drinking and you don’t want to drink, don’t be afraid to say no. If people are pressuring you, then leave. You don’t need those bad influences in your life!
Hope you enjoyed this part of my guide to success series! Leave a comment telling me your favorite social activity!
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