Make the most out of your college years
College years are a one of kind experience, but as any other life-changing time, you learn the important lessons only after everything is over. We gathered all the wisdom we could find to make a comprehensive list of the biggest mistakes made by college students. After all, the Don’ts are as important as the Dos, right?
Biggest mistakes made by college students
Focusing too much on your grades
A 4.0 GPA is an exceptional accomplishment, but that should not be the entire goal. Keep in mind that academic excellence is not a guarantee of lifelong success. Not even God-given talent is.
There are many cases of straight A students that are successfully failing at life.
Make sure to focus on acquiring the knowledge you want and to learn how to apply it also. Seek experiences and opportunities. Be consistent and work hard.
Taking things for granted
Starting with your youth, parents and friends.
College years a great time to start paying attention to your body and pick up a healthy habit or even a new sport. Your 30-year-old self will thank you for it.
Especially when it comes to studying for your terms.
Be smart about it and use technology to your advantage. Use apps to help you study, prioritize and better manage your time.
Ever heard of the Pomodoro Technique?
The Pomodoro Technique can help you power through distractions, hyper-focus, and get things done in short bursts, while taking frequent breaks to come up for air and relax.
When faced with any large task or series of tasks, break the work down into short, timed intervals (called “Pomodoros”) that are spaced out by short breaks. This trains your brain to focus for short periods and helps you stay on top of deadlines or constantly-refilling inboxes. With time it can even help improve your attention span and concentration.
Not Saving Money
Between paying off your student loans and monthly expenses, there’s not much left after graduation. We’ve all been there.
When you do have something to work with, make a plan and keep track of your financial situation.
Your 20s is the perfect time to start a new healthy habit of saving money. While it doesn’t sound sexy, your future self will thank you for years to come. Keep in mind that the little things add up, so start there: your phone bill (Tello can easily help with that, eating out, etc).
Not living in the moment
Growing up we’re taught to live for the future since that was the moment when most of the things we wanted to do were possible.
That’s why we are always in a rush.
You’ll never come across these years again, so make the most out of them. Be present. Take it all in.
Have fun, allow yourself to be goofy, to relax and enjoy. Make more memories than insta stories, just saying!