Today, I’m going to share with you some tips on how to create the best college routine. I’m aware that we don’t have the same schedules, lifestyles, bedtimes... you get the point. However, we all desire to have a routine that makes life a little bit simpler to help us manage our time. I’ve found that not having a set routine can lead into a chaotic life, and as you guys are about to become college students (or even if you already are one), you'll want to make sure you have excellent time management skills. I firmly believe a routine could help.

So, let’s get started.

1. Identify your priorities.
If you don’t know what your priorities are, you’re more likely to have a hard time knowing how to organize your time. I have a list with my top five priorities that serve a as guide whenever I’m scheduling or planning my week. I don’t prioritize other things over my top five. I know you'd rather be watching Netflix than writing an English paper (if you're like me), but if you're aware that school comes first, you'll find strength to close that Netflix tab and begin typing.

2. Wake up early.
You read it! And by this, I don’t mean wake up at five in the morning to have the perfect routine. I just want to encourage you that the earlier you start off your day, the more things you will be able to accomplish. Guys, I loveeeeee sleeping and napping, BUT if I want to have a more productive and organized life, I can’t sleep in every single day and think that everything that I have to do will magically get done. Set a time that realistically works for you. I guarantee that it will make all the difference in the world.

3. Don’t waste time.
It is so easy to get distracted throughout the day. Make sure you try to get those tasks out of the way if you know that you have tons of homework. I recommend putting your phone away, closing FaceBook, going to a productive study spot like the library and (kindly) letting your roommate know that you've got a lot to do. Then, once your work is complete, you will be able to enjoy the rest of your night relaxing, instead of pulling an all-nighter because you couldn’t get anything done.

4. Find a job.
Getting a job actually teaches you how to manage your time more wisely. I would strongly recommend trying to apply to jobs on campus. They are flexible and work around your schedule. Ever since I got my job as a student ambassador, I’ve developed better time management habits. Plus, having a job helps you financially, and you might find some amazing people, like I did!
Hope this helps!
Until next time,
Stephannie