Tips for balancing exercise and social life in college

Being in college is a confusing time for many, because you want to do great in your studies, but at the same time you want to go to a bunch of concerts, parties and socialise with new people. This can be particularly true for people that are studying away from home (in another state or country). You want to be the best in your math class, but don’t want to say “no” to a friend that invited you to a Justin Bieber concert. (I mean, could you even say “no” to a JB concert?!). That’s why Im here to help you and guide you so that you could have the best of both worlds.

1) Prioritize

You have an exam on Monday. You have hardly studied. You go out to party on Saturday night, hence Sunday is a late-wake-up-in-feeling-lazy-and-sluggish day. Have you made the right choice on going out Saturday? Probably not.

It is important to know what to prioritise. If you are in school because of a scholarship, you might want to spend more time studying to ensure your scholarship is renewable (if that is the case).

2) Weekends are yours

This is a great way of organising your time. Dedicate your weekdays to study, do your best, complete your homework, etc. By doing this, you will feel like you deserve a break in the weekend and it will make anything you do so much more special. I tend to do this not only because I want to sit and watch Netflix or go clubbing, but because it actually is healthy. There is nothing healthy about stressing yourself out EVERY SINGLE DAY. Your brain needs a rest from all the hustle and bustle that is the weekdays.

3) Walk Walk Walk

Walking is something that I personally do and enjoy in order to clear my mind, as well as to balance all my workload with exercise. I don’t consider myself a very athletic person (at all!!!), so walking is a great way of getting your heart beat up when you have a lot going on. It doesn’t mean you have to wear gym clothes and go on a walk, it means you can walk with even work clothes to your office, house or wherever. It is a good idea to try and mingle in any physical activity during your busy week, like walking to a restaurant instead of taking a car, or climbing the stairs instead of using the lift.

I have made this blog post short because I feel like they are the three most effective and useful tips I can share with you.

I hope it has been helpful and stay tuned for more posts!! Thank you for reading!

 

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