I’m entering my junior year of college and have been creating a list of things I wish I knew earlier than now, like back in middle school or high school. Learn from me with these things, and feel free to add-on whatever you think fits!
Buy Victoria’s Secret underwear and bras. The quality is way better than anything else and definitely worth the money.
Go to the movies by yourself. It may seem weird at first but it really isn’t. Plus you don’t talk anyway. Treat yo self.
Begin saving money early on. Save it all up. Travel with the savings.
Don’t waste all your money on cheap clothes. Don’t solely shop at stores like H&M and Forever 21. Get the latest trends from there and that’s it.
Spend more money for higher quality clothes. Especially for jeans. But don’t buy $200 jeans. $50-$100 is plenty.
Work hard. Get a job. Even if it’s crappy. The experience (and money) is important.
Study hard. Even if it sucks. I regret not trying harder in high school and am pushing myself more now in college (thus this studyblr). Learn all the things.
Simple basic items for clothes look cleaner and are easier. Don’t wear tons of patterns.
Buy yourself a flannel. A good, soft one too. Flannels are amazing.
If someone doesn’t make you feel good about yourself, don’t spend time with them. It’s not worth it.
Don’t keep tons of knick knacks. You don’t need them.
Keep a decorative box and put small memories in them each time you do things. Ticket stubs, wrist bands, fliers. Then when it’s full, go through it and enjoy all the memories. Then, throw them out after and start over.
You don’t owe anyone anything. No explanations. No apologies. (Except maybe your family). When you choose to give them those things, it will mean more because you will actually mean it and want to mend your relationship.
Watch the sunset. It’s fucking beautiful.
If you are not comfortable, don’t do it. Leave the situation.
Learn the balance between school, work, social, and personal lives. Put equal time into all four. Even your personal life.
You are your own best friend and will have your own back, so spend time with yourself. Treat yourself (but not too often) and enjoy your own company.
Talk to yourself. It is good to be able to have a conversation with yourself and think things through fully.
Sometimes you have to be impulsive. It takes just three seconds of spontaneity to get yourself out of your comfort zone. Sometimes this means making new friends or overcoming a fear.
Life will tear you down sometimes. It is okay to cry. But just remember, when you hit rock-bottom, there’s only up from there.
1. write down how much you study over time, then write down how you did on the quiz/test. this will help you see the amount of studying is nessecary for you to get a good grade and fully learn the material!!!
2. make your study space smell fresh, preferably of mint. mint helps you focus and stay sharp. other good smells would be lemon, etc.
3. after studying for a long amount of time, go exercise for ~30 min. shower, get dressed, etc then review the info you had just been studying! you should come back fresher, and your brain is able to remember the info even better!
4. don’t always study in comfy/pj clothes. if you study a lot after school or classes, then it’s ok. but if all you plan on doing is studying for that day, for part of the day get dressed up! put on some business casual wear, that’s cute yet functional and do your hair, etc. this will put you in a “get shit done” mode.
5. after studying a unit/chapter, record yourself explaining it, as if to a person whose never heard of it. this helps SO MUCH. one, explaining/teaching helps you learn so much better, and two, you have a little video to review just before the test!!
6. study on the floor. if you have a carpeted area in your home, spread out all study materials, a white board, etc and study! it helps so much because you are comfertable and everything is within reach. do this if you need a break from desk studying.
concept: i’m one of those girls who wears oversized sweaters and soft sneakers and has nice pens and who drinks naked smoothies and who smiles at people and lights up rooms. i’m one of those girls who takes notes and participates in class and who comes home and does all of her homework. i’m one of those girls who reads and reads and reads and watches ted-ed videos and learns and retains all of that knowledge while still being kind because knowledge and kindness are both very powerful, but together they are unstoppable.
Always be committed to developing your mind. Learn something new every single day. Read things that no one else is reading. Never stop learning new knowledge, for we were given this amazing ability for a reason.