College Survival Tips – Create Healthy Relationships

Here are nine tips for a health relationship!

1) Keep expectations realistic. Healthy relationships mean accepting people as they are and not trying to change them!

2) Talk with each other.  It can’t be said enough: communication is essential in healthy relationships! It means-

  • Take the time. Really be there.
  • Genuinely listen. Don’t plan what to say next while you’re trying to listen.
  • Listen with your ears and your heart. Sometimes people have emotional messages to share and weave it into their words.
  • Ask questions. Ask if you think you may have missed the point. Ask for opinions. show your interest. Open the communication door.
  • Share information. Be generous with sharing yourself, but don’t overwhelm other with too much too soon.

3) Be flexible. Healthy relationships mean change and growth allowed.

4) Take care of you. Don’t forget that healthy relationships are mutual. And remember that you are not your relationship. You are an individual in a relationship. Not let your relationship dictate your entire life.

5) Be dependable. Healthy relationships are trustworthy.

6) Fight fair. Most relationships have some conflict. It only means you disagree about something, it doesn’t have to mean you don’t like each other! When you have a problem:

  • Negotiate a time to talk about it.
  • Don’t criticize.
  • Don’t assign feelings or motives.
  • Stay with the topic.
  • Don’t assume things.
  • Ask for help if you need it.
  • There may not be a resolved ending.
  • Don’t hold grudges.
  • The goal is for everyone to be a winner.

7) Show your warmth.

8) Keep your life balanced. Only you can fill your life.

9) Be trustworthy. 

College Survival Tips – Time Management

1. Wake up an hour earlier

Now this could be hard to implement if you’ve spent the night out partying or even hitting the books; however, it pays to wake up at least 30 minutes earlier than you do if you have many things planned for the day. When your schedule is full, create time for the things you need to do. If you’re not an early bird, then be a night owl – go to sleep late after you’ve finished all that needs to be done. This way, you stretch your day and have more time to get things done.

2. Set reminders

Technology is a wonderful thing; Use gadgets and applications to set reminders for important events so that you’re never late and never unprepared. When you receive information about an event, store it on your smart phone and set reminders to ring a day in advance (so you can ensure that you’re prepared) and an hour before the event is due (so you can get there on time). Once this becomes a habit, you’re never going to be late or find that you’re not prepared for any activity or event.

3. Be Organized

One of the biggest time wasters is the task of searching for ordinary objects that we throw around casually. If you spend a good portion of your day searching for your keys or your glasses or any other object that you use routinely, you can save yourself immense trouble and a great deal of time by being organized and improving your organizational skills. A place for everything and everything in its place. This motto is a great way to place things where they belong so that you don’t waste time looking for them. When you’re organized, it’s like you’re conjuring time out of thin air.

4. Do a little every day

One of the best time management tips when it comes to preparing for tests and exams, is to do a little every day instead of putting off all your studying until the last minute. For one, it saves you a lot of stress, and for another, you avoid having to burn the midnight oil and ruin your health in the process on the eve of your exams. An hour or less is enough every day to go over what you’ve done in class and do a little revision.

5. Set priorities

There will be times when you’re overwhelmed with things to do and in a quandary as to how to do them all. The key to managing your time in this situation is to set priorities for each task and take care of them according to their order of importance. This way, you minimize your risks and maximize your time.

6. Don’t take on more than you can do

It’s better to under-promise and over-deliver rather than vice versa. This way, you not only exceed expectations, you also avoid the embarrassment of not being able to keep your commitments. When you bite off more than you can chew, you’re only setting yourself up for distress and stress. Too many projects requiring completion in too little time could end up in the compromise on quality. So know your limitations, work on your organizational skills, and work within them in order to manage your time better.

7. Know when you’re wasting time

It’s much easier to waste time today than a few years ago, simply because there’s so much to do online. You find that you’re looking at your Facebook page or simply browsing the net when you logged on just to reply to an email from your professor. Your books await, but you’re lost in the online world; and by the time you return, it’s time to do the next task of the day. In order to make better use of your time, be aware of the times you’re wasting time. This helps you get back on track before you lose too much time.

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College Survival Tips – Be Yourself

This tip is pretty simple. Just be yourself!

Others will like you more, and you will like yourself more.

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