Your Guide to a Perfect Semester

The start of the semester is the perfect time to hit the reset button and start the year on a fresh foot. A great way to begin your semester is by deciding what you want to get out of it. There are three essentials to consider: mind, body, and soul.

1—Mind. After a relaxing break of not having to decipher calculus equations, going back to class could be quite the transition. Start with an inspiring bedroom! Your bedroom is where you start and end your days. If your room is messy or not giving you good vibes, make a change.

You’d be surprised how a few decorations can change the entire vibe of your room. Home Goods, T.J. Maxx, and Target are my go-to places. Home Goods and T.J. Maxx have a wide selection of unique items that won’t break the bank, and you can never go wrong at Target.

As a self-proclaimed shopaholic, I know how hard it is to part with any of my clothes. Start your semester by only bringing the items you need for that season. Deciding what to pack is a great way to rid your closet of clothes you no longer wear. Selling the items you don’t wear on a website like Poshmark is a great way to make extra cash for the semester. I know all those Uber rides and Sunday brunches will start to add up.

2—Body. With the hustle and bustle of classes and work, we sometimes forget to focus on ourselves. It’s important to take out time to care for your body because we only have one. I try to find time to workout at least three times a week. You can mix things up by going to the gym, running outside, or taking a workout class. Every day I make sure that I drink eight or more glasses of water, especially since I’m walking to class all day. I love my S’well water bottle because it only takes two refills to get my water in for the day and it keeps my water nice and cold all day long.

3—Soul. The soul is the most underrated part of the body. It is what makes you, you. College is the perfect time to discover who you are and try new things. Creating a vision board is the perfect way to remind yourself of the things you want to focus on! I made my vision board entirely out of cutouts from old Cosmopolitan magazines. You can get poster board and a wall frame from your local convenience store. Creating a vision board creates a physical reminder of your goals and the things you want to achieve. I have mine hung up so that it’s the first thing I see when I wake up each morning.

No matter how you choose to spend your semester make sure to spend it doing what interests you.

Let me know in the comments below how you like to prepare for your perfect semester!