Are you one of those people that commute to college? If yes, then this piece is just for you. I will share these next 10 tips that will help you improve your process and experience less stress in your day-to-day life. Check them out:
- Beat the traffic
You need to be prepared for anything when it comes to commuting. Give yourself enough time to travel. Avoid rush hours as much as possible. The secret is in managing your time well. You could also consider using some kind of electric device such as foldable electric longboard to avoid traffic jams. This is really a good choice considering that some models have a range of up to 12 miles from one battery charge and a top speed of up to 20 mph. Plus after you are done using it you can fold it and put in your backpack.
- Keep an eye on the weather forecast
It is a good idea to have an umbrella and an additional set of clothes in your backpack or car.
- Eat breakfast
This is really important. You need a ton of energy to face all the challenges in front of you during the day. That’s why you have to prepare a healthy breakfast and eat it before engaging in any activity.
- Don’t be late!
You can’t afford to be late or missing in your classes. That’s why you have to set an alarm and it has to be early enough so that you have enough time for your morning routine, to dress up and be ready on time.
Several days before your first day of class, you have to practice going to college. This way you will be able to plan how much time do you need to get from your home to the college and also you can set time boundaries. You can also explore different routes just in case there is a reconstruction on the road you usually use.
- Make friends
It is important to make friends who live on the college campus in case you need to sleep over due to bad weather or some other unexpected event. College is the place to find friends, so take advantage of this opportunity.
- Bring your lunchbox with you
Prepare your own lunch. This way you will not only save money but avoid eating food that tastes like cardboard (let’s be honest, college food can be truly disgusting sometimes).
- Use your time on the campus smart
Find a place with no distractions (the library is a good choice) where you can use your free time between classes for studying. This is a wise move that will help you be always prepared.
- Join commuter communities
Find Facebook groups or clubs for commuters that share different tips and information that can be helpful to you.
- Join different activities
Explore all the potential college can offer. Join clubs of interests, or sports to get the full college experience. Meet new people, make friends and find what life can offer you. After all, life is too short to ignore any opportunity it gives us.