Hey guys! Welcome back. Quick question for you before we start today’s post. Do you think my posts are difficult to understand? Because I keep getting a recurring comment from someone and I think they are telling me they can’t understand what I’m saying. Let me know in the comments. This is new to me, so I’m not sure how to handle it. But moving on. The semester has started (for me anyway) and I know how hectic it can be. It’s not always easy jumping into a new semester and not really having a good grasp on things. It’s really difficult for me a lot of times when the semester begins. I love starting fresh, but it can be overwhelming at times. Here are a few ways to simplify your life if you area college student, and even if you’re not.

1. Eliminate stress from your day. As a college student, stress comes with the territory. You can’t always handle the amount, so when you can you should. It’s easier said than done at times, but there are a few ways you can do this. Try having a routine or making a daily to-do list. If you make the to-do list, try writing it out the night before. That way you know exactly what is coming for the next day. Build a habit of doing essential tasks first. Get them out of the way so you can move on quickly to other things. It prevents procrastination and helps knock out that list early. Do the things you dread the most first as well. This way you don’t spend the whole day waiting for them and anticipating their arrival. If you do them early, they are done. Get things done as quickly as possible. Don’t allow time for fear or laziness to creep in. Keep going as long as you can, but take breaks when and if needed.

2. Declutter. Remove as many material possessions as you can that you don’t need. Clean up all the mess around you so that you have space to work. Be intentional about the things you keep around you. Keep things that will serve you or bring you joy. Keep the things you need. If you question it, it’s probably not that important. If you have something you find yourself never using, get rid of it. There are both short-term and long-term benefits to decluttering. Especially as college students living in dorms. We have a limited amount of space. Removing things that aren’t needed can only be beneficial and rewarding.

3. Discover what really matters to you. College is the time to branch out and discover who you are away from your friends and family. It is a time to evaluate who you are and who you want to be. It is such a crucial time period in your life and you should embrace it with open arms. Learn what you really care about. It could be anything from knowledge to sports to helping other people. Whatever you are passionate about, you should pursue it passionately. People attend college from completely different walks of life for a variety of different reasons. That doesn’t mean that any one reason is right or any one reason is wrong. We are all different and we are all looking for different things. What matters to you may not matter to someone else. What matters to someone else may not matter to you. That’s alright. At the end of it we are all different and that is an increasingly good thing. Once you figure out what matters to you, making decisions will be so much easier.

4. Embrace your authentic self. Embracing who you are will make your life so much simpler. If you are comfortable with yourself, you won’t compare yourself to others as much. You will love who you are and work hard for what you want out of life. Our experiences, the people we surround ourselves with, and the mistakes we make all help shape us. But they do not define who we are. There are lessons to be learned and people to say goodbye to. You are unlike most people. You are unique in your own rights and you are allowed that. You are not like the people you compare yourself to and they are not like you. You have qualities they wish they had. A lot of people struggle with feeling like they need to fit into a mold. They need to be a certain way, look a certain way, and act a certain way. It’s a totally normal feeling unfortunately. It shouldn’t be this way. We should be comfortable with who we are and embrace our individuality. Be yourself. Life becomes simpler when you learn to live the way you want to and not the way other people think you should. Follow your own path. Create opportunities that allow you to grow and shape into the person you desire to become. Don’t let anyone choose that for you. It’s your life. Live it.

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!