With busy schedules and dividing time between school, work, and having a social life, it’s no wonder why people in their twenties struggle with maintaining healthy habits. But making a few changes can help you develop the habits to be more put together and successful in every aspect of your life.
1. Wake Up Earlier
I know, I know, it is so much easier to hit the snooze button fifteen times then get up before 10 am. But studies have shown that people who wake up earlier earn higher grades, are more optimistic, are better planners, and are more well rested compared with those who sleep in later.
2. Avoid Junk Food
With a busy schedule, it may feel much easier to grab a burger and fries then look for a healthier and more substantial option. But putting healthier food in your body will help you stay focused longer and make you feel so much better than greasy junk food.
3. Take Time To Disconnect
At school, it seems like everyone is constantly staring at their phones, but taking time out of each day to disconnect from your phone will give your mind a much-needed break from the frenzied digital world and will help you feel much more grounded and focused in the real one.
4. Avoid Toxic People
College is all about meeting new people, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that all those people will treat you right. Evaluate your relationships, and make sure to cultivate the friendships that are meaningful, and start distancing yourself from people that make you feel unhappy about yourself.
5. Create Goals
Having a list of goals for each day will help organize your busy schedule and help you stay on track with assignments and tasks that you need to get finished, and there is really nothing more satisfying than being able to cross off each item on your list at the end of the day.
6. Do Your Chores
Have you been watching your pile of laundry grow to epic proportions? Been meaning to go to the market so that you have food in your fridge? Go do it! Getting your chores done may not be the most exciting activity, but it is necessary in order to be successful.
7. Don’t Skip Breakfast
There’s a reason why everyone says it is the most important meal of the day. Even if you have a busy schedule, taking the time to eat breakfast will give you the fuel you need to get through the rest of the day so you don’t crash by noon.
8. Take Time to Exercise
You may not have time for a full blown work out, but everyone can take 30 minutes out of their day to get some physical activity in; whether that is a walk outside or a quick gym sesh, it will get your endorphins up and re-energize you.
9. Get Rid of Distractions
When focusing on an assignment, make sure that you are doing it in a space where you are able to give your full attention to the task at hand. That might mean turning off the tv, going to the library, or asking your roommate to lower the music, but it will help you become more successful.
10. Make Good Choices
That means using a condom, drinking responsibly, and looking out for your friends. Being healthy doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun, but make sure that your choices aren’t going to lead you to get into trouble or ending up in the hospital.