It has almost been a year since graduating college. The first year after college proved to be a huge adjustment. Becoming an adult has turned out to be rather overrated.
But I have learned some important lessons.
1. Exercise is a must
I’m very lazy when it comes to exercising. Getting my butt up is such a hassle. But I have realized that I have to move my body or else I will get fat.
To avoid sitting all day, I take a walk outside. This allows me to breathe in fresh air and appreciate Mother Nature.
2. Care about what you’re putting in your body
Eating junk food was my favorite activity growing up. In college, I stuffed my face due to the stress.
After graduating, I began to feel rather sleepy and sick when I ate too much greasy food. Now, I only eat fast food to twice a week. I drink tea daily too.
3. Make time for others
In school, people are right there to hang out. Once you hit the real world, you classmates are not physically there. They become busy with their own jobs and lives.
That is why you have to put in the effort to reconnect with others or else your friendships will slowly fall apart.
4. Keep learning
It’s easy to let your brain rot after college. That is why you have to keep your learning up. However, learning doesn’t have to be in a classroom. You can take online courses for free or take part in a community based class. Traveling is another great option too.
5. Focus on your goals
You’ll probably face plenty of rejection. I’ve received so many no or things didn’t work out. Yet, you can’t quit. People who succeed are the ones who keep going.