A College Girl’s Guide to Success: Healthy Habits

Hello all, and Happy New Year! Welcome to the 5th and last part of my guide to success series! This week we’re talking about healthy habits. In case you missed the previous parts, you can find them here: 1234

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Why do you need these healthy habits?

With all of our other priorities in college, many times we start to neglect the importance of taking really good care of ourselves. Yeah, we’ll take some medicine if we’re sick or sleep in on some Saturday’s, but there’s more than just that.

In order to stay both physically and mentally healthy, we need to take better care of ourselves. By adding just a few more simple tasks into our day-to-day life, we can improve our lifestyle!

Establish a morning routine

Every good day is started with a good morning routine. And by a morning routine, I don’t mean roll out of bed ten minutes before class, brush your teeth and walk out the door. Allow yourself time to really wake up and create a plan for the day.

Start by waking up at least one hour before you have to leave for class, although I typically wake up an hour and a half before. This allows you a generous amount of time to get dressed, brush your teeth, do your hair, etc. After you’re all ready, take some time to sit down, eat breakfast, have a cup of coffee or tea, and think about the day you have ahead of you.

Eat breakfast

I know I mentioned breakfast in the last point, but I really want to emphasize the importance of it! However, I feel like a lot of college students neglect this meal. Whether you eat a granola bar in your room or head to the dining center, don’t skip it!

My favorite breakfast is just a simple bowl of oatmeal. When I have that and a big cup of coffee, I know it’s going to be a good day.

Find a way to stay fit

This doesn’t mean you need to hit the gym every day or jog 10 miles a week, it just means that you should figure out a fitness plan that you enjoy. The good thing about going to college is that you probably have free services at a recreation center or gym. My university has a few different gyms with pools, weights, yoga classes, and more ways to stay healthy and fit.

Also, you could consider joining a sports or dance related club. That way you can stay fit, have fun, and meet people who have the same interests as you. What’s there not to love?

Engage in a hobby

Hobbies are a great stress reliever! If you don’t already have a hobby that you do every day, try to find one. You could start learning how to play an instrument, do DIY projects, knit or crochet, the possibilities are endless! Even a half hour or an hour of doing what you love can be just the thing you need when you’re feeling overwhelmed with school or other drama.

Treat yourself

College is stressful, and sometimes we need to treat ourselves from time to time. Get yourself a coffee from a local cafe or take a visit to Target if you want! Ever heard of retail therapy? Don’t go too overboard though, after all you probably have a tighter budget as a college student. That being said, a little shopping spree here and there never hurt anybody!

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11 Replies to “A College Girl’s Guide to Success: Healthy Habits”

  1. These are all things I need to be better about. I was already underweight and then a combination of new medication and poor eating habits led to me losing over 15 pounds (that I couldn’t afford to lose). Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hey Allison! I’m glad I could share these with you. I hope your 2016 is filled with happiness and reaching your goals!

  2. I love the tips. They are super helpful going into the new year! I agree with you about the difference it makes to really take the time to wake up before going to school. I hate running out the door to get to school in a rush, but I do it every day!! I’m definitely going to try to take my time and enjoy my mornings before school. 🙂

    Happy New Year!

    1. Hey Alexandra, thank you for reading! I’ve found that waking up early makes a world of difference (even though I want to press the snooze button about 50 times every morning!). Have a great 2016! 🙂

  3. Great tips! I love the tips about establishing a morning routine and eating breakfast…so important! A good day starts with feeling good and being good to yourself in the morning! Something I definitely try to do everyday..working out in the AM is a great way to combine several of these tips 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!
    xo,
    Tatum
    thepace.co

    1. Thanks Tatum! Working out in the morning is a fantastic habit to have!

  4. Oh my god, I am saving all posts of this series!
    I just started going to university so all of these will come in handy. 🙂

    1. Thanks for the feedback! I’m glad I could help! 🙂

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  6. I couldn’t resist commenting. Perfectly written!

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