5 Good Habits to Survive UNCW

-At UNCW, there are countless opportunities to be at your best and improve your community. Obviously, education is the first priority. But, like any other college, there are often a great deal of distractions. Here are some "habits" that have helped me improve my college experience, and make life a little easier.

5 Habits You Won't Regret
1. GET ENOUGH SLEEP. Often times this is the most neglected habit, but it is vital for your success. Make sure to get a full nights sleep each night, and even take a nap once in awhile if you feel a bit slow. Don't take your sleep for granted.
See article for details http://www.helpguide.org/life/sleeping.htm

2. MANAGE YOUR FINANCES. Money is tight these days, and its easy to lose track of expenses when caught up in a daily hustle. It's always a smart thing to keep up with your spending and incomes, plan out your major expenses and SAVE SAVE SAVE. It's always good to have some money tucked away for a rainy day.
See article for details http://collegelife.about.com/od/moneyfinances/a/ManagingMoney.htm

3. MANAGE YOUR TIME. Write important dates down, keep a planner, leave reminders for deadlines. It is so important to make sure you are giving yourself enough time during the day to complete what you need to get done, and when you have a visual outline of how you need to spend your time it is much easier to stay on task.
See article for details http://www.timethoughts.com/time-management.htm

4. EAT RIGHT AND EXERCISE. College is a time to be at the top of your game, not just mentally, but physically as well. The demanding, fast-paced college lifestyle can take a toll on a person's body, especially if they are skipping meals, eating junk foods, or not exercising. It is important to understand that to perform at a top tier, one must be conditioned to do so in both the body and the mind. Take a break from the fast food and try preparing some healthy alternatives, LEARN TO COOK. Join a sport team or gym, or even just go outside for a walk and some fresh air. Physical exercise can help relieve stress and improve your mood.
See article for details http://exercise.about.com/ and http://articles.student.com/health-sexuality/general-health-fitness/eating-right-while-attending-college

5. GO TO CLASS and DO THE WORK. Probably the hardest habit to form, but the most rewarding in the long run as far as an education is concerned. You're paying for your classes, so it's CRUCIAL that you go to them and complete the work they assign. Skipping classes can be so easy, but it is easy to miss too many classes and fall behind on assignments. Go to class and try the work and you will have much less to actually stress about when test and exam time comes.
See article for details http://collegelifesite.com/6_Great_Reasons_To_Go_To_Class.htm

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