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How to Romanticize Your Life…Even as a Busy College Student

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“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” –  Mandy Hale

Being a college student comes with its many quirks, fun things, stress, and much more. However, it can get redundant or tedious at some points and one can find themselves at a roadblock or becoming burnt out. But, it doesn’t have to be that way if you implement the practice of romanticizing your college life to help you enjoy the journey more. So, how does a person romanticize college? Just keep reading!

Studying

Studying is essential in college and one can spend a lot of time doing it, so why not make it a good time? In terms of location, the library or a cafe are great go-to’s. They usually have the perfect ambiance to relax and focus on your work. Then, while you’re at it, create a study playlist to vibe out and help you focus more on the task at hand. Some honorable mentions for a playlist are: “Campus” by Vampire Weekend, “Rose” by lukrembo, lo fi music (there are many playlists on YouTube) or include your favorite music artists. Lastly, bring some friends along with you on “study dates” to enjoy the experience even more.

Document Memories

College is a four-year experience that goes by pretty fast and leaves you with a ton of memories. So, why not document your time so you can reflect and have them to look back on? Unique ways to document include creating a social media account dedicated to your college life, taking photos with a camera and maybe making a scrapbook, or buying a journal to record your thoughts. 

Utilize Tools for Organization

There is a plethora of tools and resources that one can use for organization (which is an essential skill in college). Some online tools I recommend are Notion (free for students and there are templates available online), Google Calendar, and focus/study timers. Popular focus/study timers include Forest, Flora, Focus Keeper, and many more. Lastly, a tool that never gets old would be a physical planner; there are also digital planners, particularly for those who use tablets like an iPad.

Your Look

When you look good, you feel good, and in college, wearing put-together or comfy outfits definitely adds to this. Now, you don’t have to look like you are walking in New York Fashion Week (which you still can) but wearing an outfit that makes you feel good can make the college experience feel better. Also, owning appealing personal items such as stationary (can be found in Target, Amazon, etc.), a water bottle, backpack, tote bag, etc., can make you feel good and excited to get out of your room.

Have a Routine 

Having a routine helps to keep you on track and can make you be productive. When you’re a college student, sometimes things can feel as if they are out of your control. Some things you can include in a routine would be grabbing your favorite drink before class, creating a morning routine, and sticking to a skincare routine. Additionally, incorporating fitness such as walking around your campus, doing yoga, or going to the gym into your routine can also make you feel good.

There are many more ways a student can romanticize their college experience and these five items may give you a starting point. Remember, romanticizing your college life can bring positive energy throughout each day.

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Hi! My name is Celeste and I am currently a senior, majoring in Health Science at Lasell University. On campus, I am involved in a variety of clubs such as HerCampus, the Student Government Association as the VP of Academics, the Campus Activities Board, and the Knitting Club. Also, I intern at a health center as a patient resource advocate and I work at the IT Help Desk on my campus. In my spare time, my favorite things to do are read, watch videos or movies, and sit and chat with my friends!
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