It’s that time of the year again, back to school season is here.
Most of you have spent your summer working, traveling, or just relaxing with friends, and you know the end of summer is upon us. If you’re a parent, you know what this means. It’s time to gear up and start shopping for the school year. But for college students, it’s a little different. Whether you're looking forward to back-to-school or dreading it, it is inevitable.
Early morning classes, cafeteria food, living in the dorms, and late nights studying in the library, most students can relate. It’s hard to wake up for an early-morning class and stay awake when you're busy studying all night. Students face countless challenges day-to-day. Getting up in the morning, making money, studying, finding time to hit the gym and having a social life, all take-up time and energy. It’s hard to balance all these things when you’re a student.
Let's look at some ways to make student life easier.
Space out your classes
“My first semester I took all my classes on the same days, that was a big mistake. I only had a few days of classes, but the workload was unreal. All my tests and presentations were on the same day. I wouldn’t do that again.” – Lilly Walsh, Pace University Junior
First off, you’ll want to choose your class schedule wisely. Spacing out your classes can help with the stress load. Most students take all their classes on the same day so they can get it over with. Sometimes this is not the best option.
Give yourself time in between classes so you can recoup. Having classes back to back means homework, quizzes, and tests for multiple classes on the same day. Spreading out your classes gives you plenty of time to get all your schoolwork done without feeling overwhelmed.
Ease out of bed in the morning
“When I'm waking up in the morning a dim light can help ease me into my day. I don’t like the light to be bright right when I wake up, it hurts my eyes.” – Jess Wolf, Pittsburgh University Junior
When you're going to morning classes, you want to feel refreshed and ready to go. Waking up early can be a daunting task, but there's an easy way to help you get up in the morning. Instead of jumping out of bed and rushing to class, ease into it. Take your time in the morning, one way to help with this is to use lighting that eases you out of bed.
If you don’t want to wake up to bright white light, instead use dimmed soft and warm light. Philips SceneSwitch has options with multiple color temperatures and brightness to choose from. There is no need for a dimmer switch. Philips SceneSwitch is controlled with your existing switch, no need to install a dimmer. This is great for dorms and apartments where you don’t have or can’t install a dimmer switch. Try SceneSwitch out for yourself and see how it can change how you wake up in the morning. Need a demo? Watch the video here to see how easy it is to use.