All the questions here were answered by Former Managing Editor and Writing Extraordinaire Annie Maguire
I can’t get out of bed in the morning, how can I stop hitting snooze?
This is a common problem among college students; you go to bed late, stay up late on the weekends and thus, can’t get out of bed in the morning; whoever invented snooze didn’t want you to get out of bed either!
There are a few things you can do to adjust your lifestyle though, so you can stop hitting snooze and get on with your day. Try cutting back on caffeine, hitting the gym earlier, going to bed an hour or two ahead of schedule, taking time for yourself before bed, and many others!
Check out these tips and more with this article: Can’t Seem to Get Out of Bed?
I don’t have a college degree, can I still get a good job?
Of course! You don’t have to have a college degree to succeed in life. If you drive, motivation and creativity on your side, you can do anything really. There are jobs in the service industries you should check out, freelance/writing, sales, and others–none of which require a degree! Like I said, all you need is the motivation and drive and you can make it happen for yourself.
Check out these 5 careers: 5 Careers That Don’t Require a College Degree
I’m in college and I have never been on a date; is that weird?
There is nothing weird about you never having been on a date (even as a college student), because dates in college are basically non-existant. Romance in college is less alive than the Dead Sea so no one is surprised to hear this and I can assure you that you are not alone. If you never get the chance to date in college, you will date after college and you should be prepared. Don’t admit that you have never been on a date; prepare for it and act like a pro!
Check out these tips on how to date like a pro, even if you have no experience: Dates in College: Fact or Fiction?
I Hate going to class and I’m not going to go, how can I not fail my classes?
First of all, I want to say that a lot of students hate going to class. A lot of people despise reading, listening to a professor talk, doing projects, writing papers, etc.
But the reason you do all of those things is to learn, get an education and hopefully a job after graduation. No one is trying to make you “hate your life” in college; school is designed to help you to succeed in the real world so if you constantly skip class and avoid your professors/responsibilities, well, it’s kind of a waste of your time and money.
If you insist on not going to class, there are ways you can BETTER your grade/GPA, but nothing will replace actually going to class, taking notes, and making time to get extra help with your professor. If you don’t go to class, your grades will suffer and you will add a lot of stress to your life, but of course the option is yours:
I cannot stop stressing out, WHAT DO I DO?
Stress is a very common problem not only in college, but in the workforce, relationships, etc. The best way to deal with stress is to try and alleviate the symptoms you are feeling such as feeling tired, overworked, anxious, or upset. If take time each day to relax, breathe and think about absolutely nothing, you may be able to think clearly for a minute so you can plan what you need to do, but still leave time for relaxation.
I find the best times to plan for the week is Sunday night; you don’t have class, you probably aren’t going out, and you can make time for yourself. Take our your planner and look over what you need to do for the week and when you need to do it. Pencil in time to relax, work out, listen to music, or SLEEP so you can avoid feeling horrible.
Check out this article on relieving stress: Stop Stressing in College: 6 Easy Stress Relievers
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