Get Back Into a Routine
Winter break is officially over and it is time to set your alarm clock again. Getting back into routine is definitely my toughest struggle when coming back to school. I have gotten used to sleeping in and lounging all day so when it’s time to head back to classes, I have to prepare myself. Routine is what a lot of people struggle with—forming it and keeping it.
Being in college, we have to learn how to prioritize. By creating a routine you can set certain times to complete work and get what you need to get done in the day. One thing to keep in mind is to avoid overworking yourself. I think I am invincible when really I am not. There are times when I forget assignments or even forget to go to a class. Having a set routine is important, especially coming into college. Take the advice from someone who was once in your shoes—it’s a lifesaver.
My first piece of advice is to start off easy with your routine. You don’t have to go crazy and plan out every single detail of your life and place it in a routine. Something simple I like to do is lay out what I will wear the following day. This can be an important part of a routine since you won’t have to worry about rushing to get dressed in the morning. Another important part of my routine that is important is when I take a shower. It sounds silly, but setting a time to shower is all part of your routine.
It only takes a few steps to create a routine. As mentioned earlier, maintaining a routine may be the tougher problem. Another step to help me remember what is going on during the day is writing things down. Make a list of your routine and what is on the agenda. If you do everything on your phone, you may consider getting a list app. We are all human and college students at that. We have a lot going on in our heads. Writing things (or typing) things will allow your mind to stay fresh.
Keeping up with a routine can be calming. Having a scattered mind and trying to go lots of different directions at once just causes confusion. If you take the initiative then you can succeed and have a successful plan and routine to stick by. Look at making a routine for yourself and I guarantee that it will allow you to relax and be at ease.