The fall semester is right around the corner and if you are anything like me you have been avoiding any and all thoughts about school in a attempt to elongate your summer, but with classes only a week or so away I came up with a few things that are important to be reluctantly ready to start classes.
Planners are a life saver, you don’t have to go out and buy a Kate Spade high end planner any planner with space to write things every day of the week will do just fine. The planner pictured above is from Target priced at $9.99. I personally like planners that have outlines for each hour of the day so that I can write in what time I am in class and what time I am at work. It is important to see your whole day laid out on a piece of paper so you can get a idea of how you will be spending your days. If you want to get fancy there are some great planner tutorials on youtube which include sticker!
Find a every day look
I know this might seem unnecessary but spending time getting ready every morning for class instead of spending that time to get ahead in classes is not ideal. I suggest before school starts find a makeup look that you can wear everyday that way its easy to put on and you are not wasting time. I would also do the same thing for jewelry and maybe even plan your outfits ahead of time.
Complete all last minute items
Most universities have checklists that are available that spell out exactly what you need to do before the semester starts. This usually includes things such as buying textbooks, signing up for payment plans, buying meal plans, going to orientation if needed, etc. Make sure these things are done so you don’t show up to the first day of class unprepared.
Decide on a workout routine
If you have a gym class then awesome! This part is taken care of but for the rest of us fitting exercise into your schedule can be a bit of a challenge. Plus getting enough exercise and getting good grades go hand in hand. Most college’s have open gym hours, check those out and see when you can go that would fit into your schedule; this is where the planner becomes helpful. The way I fit my workout in is by killing two birds with one stone, in the morning I get up and take my dog for either a walk or run depending on the day. This way my dog is getting enough exercise and is calm while I am in class and also I am working out without it even feeling like it.