Establish Your Routines!

So we are over halfway through the semester now and fully into the swing of things. Midterm season is upon us and as I am sure most of you are realizing it is really tough to keep track of everything. I simply CAN’T stress how important it is to establish your routines. Getting into a routine really helps you deal with all the stress that comes from being a college student. Even the small things, like making sure you eat three times a day or going to the gym every other day, can really make a huge difference. Now how do you establish a routine?

  1. Using some sort of planner. Whether it is with an app or with a physical planner is up to you. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different methods as you never know what works best for you until you try it.

  2.  And WRITE EVERYTHING. Don’t let yourself slack off make sure every due date is there even if it is something you will remember anyway. This is about building habits for success and those take time to build up.
  3. Block off time for necessary tasks. If you have an exam coming up block time in advance to study. If you want to start hitting the gym then block off time and STICK WITH IT. Time Management is a big skill you need to learn in college in order to succeed.
  4. Avoid Burnout. College isn’t all about school. You need to schedule breaks and time off for yourself. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health so treat it that way! Also if you are mentally exhausted all the time then you are going to take longer and longer to accomplish things!

At the end of the day this all comes down to your preferences. If you already have a system in place, then make sure you keep on top of yourself and you should do great!

Top 5 Halloween Costumes That Won’t Offend Anyone

Going to college can be a an eye-opening experience, and not just from an academic standpoint!  For many people, a college campus is the first time being exposed to so many people with different backgrounds, upbringing, and experiences.  With Halloween fast approaching, we must be sensitive to how our selected Halloween costumes may be perceived by others with different backgrounds.

Here’s my list of great Halloween costumes that are politically correct:

1. Ghost

We had to start this list off with a classic! Halloween costumes don’t get much easier than this, all you need is a bed sheet and you’ll have a delightful costume that everyone will love!

2. Bojack and Todd

Though this makes for a great couple costume, these costumes also work great individually! They are pretty easy to put together and you will get lots of compliments on your fun reference to one of the most popular shows on Netflix.

3. Mummy

This is a great DIY option for a Halloween costume! With just a little bit of effort you’ll have a great costume and everyone will know what you’re supposed to be right away!

4. Swamp Witch

Feeling creative? A Swamp Witch costume might be a great option for you! The best part is that there is no set standard for what a Swamp Witch has to look like; you can put your own spin on it! Feel free to experiment with different clothes, makeup, and overall looks!

5. Skeleton

Skeletons are a fun, classic, and spooky costume. There are many different ways to execute and put your own personality into the costume!

The ideas for Halloween costumes are endless, and remember, it costs zero dollars to be sensitive to the backgrounds of other people!