Lazy Cat
College students become creatures of habit as they grow in their higher education years. Some of those habits are great, like being on time or standing up for what you believe in. But some of those habits can actually become destructive to your future if they aren’t corrected now. If your college years are the best years of your life, it’s a good idea to make the mistakes and correct the things that are off during those years. What are some of those habits?

Not finding a balance in life.

If you leave college with no balance between personal life, work life, and luxuries in life, you’re not going to get far. You have to know when to work, when to play, when to listen, and when to be serious. One way to do that would be to assess your current balance now. The earlier that you correct your balances, the better chances you’ll have to adapt easier before you graduate.

For example, if you find yourself going to bed at 3AM every night and you have to get up at 8AM every morning, it might be a good idea to find your bed and become acquainted with it earlier. Getting into the routine of getting a good night’s sleep is going to help you have high energy throughout the day.

Balance is easy once you figure out where you need to work things out. Reflect on yourself and you’ll be able to find those trouble areas.

Not following through.

This is not only a really bad habit but it follows you wherever you go. You don’t want to be known as that person who people can’t count on. In fact, your ideal characteristic to be known by, especially in the business world, would be to be reliable.

One way to fix this would be to make sure you start small. Baby steps lead to adult steps, which lead to leaps. If you start following through in small tasks, like finishing all of the tasks on your to-do list by a certain time allows you to gain the confidence and self-esteem that are needed to take bigger steps. Once you consistently learn to reach the smaller steps, you can make bigger goals for yourself. Make it a point to follow through in all of the tasks that people ask of you and that you ask of yourself.

Being lazy.

This is something that nobody really likes in others. It’s almost like an unwritten rule that you can’t be lazy if you want to be successful. Some of the most successful, happy people in the world are constantly finding ways to be better. They’re looking for every opportunity to better themselves and learn the things that they find to be important in life. If you’re lazy, generally you won’t be able to do that.

One way to fix this is to take initiative now with the things that are important in your life. You have to start small, much like the previous point, and work towards building yourself up. It might take some time but if you stick with it, you’ll be able to achieve it. Don’t give up. Be persistent always.

What are some other habits that can be destructive to your future?