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When heading off to college, things can getting a little overwhelming. From scheduling classes, gathering supplies, moving to a new place, planning study groups and mentally preparing for a larger class load than when in high school – life can become a little hectic. Here are a few ways to avoid freshman burnout.
How to Avoid Freshman Burnout
Keeping a planner is a great way to stay organized. Writing the due dates of your assignments, your work schedule, and appointments down all in one place can keep your head from spinning and prevent you from forgetting about any important deadlines. Also, who said a planner had to be boring? You can add washi tape, stickers, and fun doodles to bring your own personality and style to it.
Fuel Your Body
In the midst of classes, late night study sessions, and hectic work schedules, a college student tends to forget what healthy eating looks like. Keeping a reusable water bottle with you at all times will remind you to stay hydrated. Try keeping a banana in your backpack instead of caving and purchasing that dollar chocolate bar out of the vending machine. You want to avoid sugars, because that will just end up slowing you down before the end of your day. When you get hungry and cranky, your study habits will show it.
Take Creative Breaks
By studying for too many hours straight, your brain can get a little foggy and you start to forget what you are reading. It is important to take small breaks and try not to overdo it. A creative way to get clear your mind is coloring. Coloring has been proven to help you relax and relieve stress.
You don’t have to carry a huge coloring book around with you to do this. You can easily scan a coloring page and then scale to print it to the size of your planner or journal. So whenever you are feeling stressed or you have a few moments before class you can pull out your planner and color.
While shopping at Walmart for my planner supplies I picked up one of the all new HP DeskJet 3636 in blue.
I love how easy it is to scan and print. Since I use the Happy Planner I have to scale down my pages instead of printing full size sheets so it will fit.
If you want to scale your printable or coloring page to fit in a planner, you click print image and then select scale and make sure it’s at 82% or smaller (for a Happy Planner or Erin Condren – roughly 7″ x 9.5″ ).
Once you have the image printed, trim the excess off and then hole punch it to go into your planner. I recommend putting it in your weekly spread. That way it’s not blocking the month layout and you can color while seeing what you have scheduled for that day – all in one place.
The HP Deskjet 3636 Printer is great for college students since it’s clutter free with a space-saving design. Print up to twice as many pages with Original HP high-yield ink cartridges that are great for a college budget – giving you high-quality printing time after time.
Another favorite feature of mine is the smartphone app.
Using the app you can scan images onto your phone or tablet to save and share. Or you can print your own pictures right from your smartphone photo album. The app lets you choose what size the image is that you are scanning so that it can give you the best image quality. You can easily scan or print using the app without accessing a network.
When shopping for your college dorm must-haves, which all new HP DeskJet 3636 will you get? The HP DeskJet 3636 has an affordable AiO that comes in three amazing colors: Vibrant Red, Dragonfly Blue, and Sporty Purple. One for every personality.