5 ways to be more successful in college

You’ve probably been told for most of your life that going to college is a recipe for success in your adult life. You’ll get a good education, which will lead to a good job, which will lead to making a decent living for yourself and your family. However, people often focus so much on telling you how successful college will make you that they forget to tell you how to be successful when you’re actually in college. In this post, I’ll be going over five of my best tips for being more successful in college as well as recommending an awesome product…

My all time favorite music for studying

What do you do when you’re in the library trying to study for an exam when the person sitting next to you won’t stop clicking their pen? If you’re anything like me, you like to avoid confrontation at all costs so you pop your headphones in and try to keep focusing on your work. What you listen to through those headphones matters though, because not all music is created equal when it comes time for studying. Personally, the type of music I listen to largely depends on what type of work I’m doing. As an English major, I do a…

How to use a planner: Tracking class assignments

It’s no secret that I LOVE my planner. I use it to keep track of just about everything, from my classes, to my job, to extracurriculars, to this blog. I learned a long time ago that I tend to remember things best if I write them down and color code them, so I’ve been using a physical planner since about fifth grade. In this post, I’ll be giving you a peek into my planner. More specifically, how I use my planner to keep track of my assignments and how to make sure that you never forget a single assignment for your…

How to actually keep your dorm room clean + freebie

Last semester, I admittedly did a terrible job keeping my dorm room clean. I cleaned whenever I felt like it (so obviously not that often) and I kept letting things get crazy messy. However, a dirty or messy room tends to stress me out and college is already stressful enough without worrying about living in a messy environment as well. So, this semester, I’m trying to devote more time to cleaning so that I can devote less time to stressing out. Here are the 3 steps I’m taking this semester to actually keep my dorm room clean. 1. Create a…

5 happy habits to ensure a relaxing semester

If it hasn’t begun for you already, the spring semester is going to start very soon. I hope your winter break has been very relaxing; I know mine has provided me with some much needed stress relief. Even though I don’t go back to school for another week, I’m starting to get a little worried about how I’ll transition back into the stress of school. Because of this, I figured some of you could also benefit from a relaxation guide. I hope that the suggestions in this blog post can help you build healthy and happy habits that will allow…

Finals week: How to stay sane

Finals week is upon us! December finals have always had a weird vibe to me. On the one hand, you’re frazzled from endless studying and caffeine highs but on the other, you’re abuzz with holiday cheer. I’ve found this particular mix of stress and excitement to be exclusive to finals week and it is certainly not conducive to my feelings of sanity. Because of this, I think focusing on staying sane and minimizing stress is one of the most important things you can do during finals week — possibly even more important than studying! So, I’m kicking off this blog…