You now have sole responsibility for your daily life. You don’t have someone to make you get up and study. This all falls on you.
This is the time to develop habits, (hopefully habits you already have) in learning to live each day, doing your best, studying, taking care of your needs.
This is an area where some will fail, especially if they had others to do it all for them before. Be responsible and buy an alarm clock and keep a schedule. Set up your schedule on a big calendar and hang in on the wall so you can see every morning what you have planned for the day.
Take this responsibility seriously and take care of yourself and your school work. If you still feel lost in this area the best people to ask for help and advice here are upper classmen, the students who have been there a couple of years. They are a wealth of information because they once had the same challenges. Listening to what they say will help.
Start your day by taping inspirational messages, messages that encourage you to do your best, to your mirror, so every day you see this reminder.
Remember… Your happy life is an inside job,
Herb Ammons is a Life Skills Speaker who uses purposeful storytelling and interactive exercises to teach students the “12 Secrets to a Happy Life” and help them identify positive behaviors to help deal with the challenges of everyday life. In the process, they will recognize their own set of skills that they can apply to make better day-to-day and life choices. Herb’s programs aim at developing practical competence skills in the rapidly changing life of a student by addressing areas that include managing personal affairs, goal setting and achievement, and health and wellness. Herb helps students deal with the college blues, the mental stress of new people and new experiences, new classmates and roommates, the dating scene and more of the experiences that are all new to college students in their first years. Herb is available to bring his message to your students, faculty and staff at your next campus event.