I know that it’s only about halfway through July, but if you’re going to college in the fall, odds are good your semester will start in late August. No offense, but that’s next month. As in, just a few weeks away. I hope you’re not freaking out yet, but it is a little alarming to think about, right? College creeps up on you faster than you realize, and that can be scary AF. But we can help you get a little more prepared for it. A good way to get prepared is to start identifying your lazy habits so that you can get rid of them. Yes, it will be hard, but it’s pretty important.
I know, I know, it’s summer break and you really are allowed to be lazy for most of the season, but you are also heading to school soon, and you need to get prepared to be an “adult.” Going off to college is a huge culture shock, and the more prepared you are, the easier a transition it will be. Now, the transition from high school lazy girl to college lazy girl is a hard one. But, you have a little bit of time to start ditching these lazy habits and get ready for school.
Not Keeping Track Of Important DatesI am guilty of never writing anything down and always forgetting important dates. I always think that if it's important enough I'll remember it...that's how it works, right? Not really. You're going to be very busy at school, and it's important that you get some sort of system down when it comes to keeping up with your calendar! Set alarms on your phone to remind you of certain dates and events. Image Source: iStock
Not Cleaning Up After YourselfIn college, you're going to be living with a lot of people. And it will be hard to get along with said people if you are leaving trash everywhere. In the upcoming weeks before college, you should try and clean up after yourself as much as possible, to practice for when you're living with others. You don't need to be squeaky clean, but you don't want to live in a messy room. Image Source: iStock
Having Someone Do Your LaundryIf you're going off to college, you should really know how to do your laundry, right? It's not too hard, and even though I'm sure you know the general idea of how to do it, you should really have the whole routine down by move-in day. Image Source: iStock
Relying On Your Parents Too MuchIt sucks, but you have to start being independent once you go off to college. This means that you can't rely so much on your parents anymore. I know it seems like an easy thing to do, but it's not as easy as you might think. You rely on your parents for a lot more things than you realize (money, food, random pep talks) and it's important that you start to be a little more independent than you used to be! Image Source: iStock
Spending All Your MoneyAs a Lazy Girl, my #1 pastime is to go online shopping. It's just so easy! But it's also a bad habit if you are in college. You don't really have a disposable income, and you need to start being a little smarter about your money. Don't just assume your parents will send you cash every time you need it! Try to learn how to save. Image Source: iStock
Sleeping All The TimeYes, sleeping is fun, but if you're sleeping all the time, you're probably not doing your schoolwork or going to class. It's okay to take naps, but you should start to ease out of that "summer break sleep all day" routine that you probably have adapted this season. Image Source: iStock
Never Leaving Your RoomI know it's fun and lazy to chill and watch Netflix all the time (it's important!) but it's also pretty vital that you go out and meet people every once in awhile. You're going to want to get to know people and make friends, or else college won't be as fun for you. I know it's hard, just try to break out of your shell every once in awhile! Image Source: iStock
What lazy habits do you have? Tell us in the comments!