how to be a #girlboss in college

To me, being a girl boss means that you are strong, smart, confident, and self-assured. A girl boss is someone who wants to empower and inspire others, and can get things done quickly and efficiently. Here’s how you can be a #girlboss, and slay this school year!

I don’t think that being a girl boss means you need to start your own company, I believe that being a girl boss means that you are in charge of your own life.

  • Don’t throw away your fears! As scary as your fears can be, do not ignore them! Instead, grab your notebook, write down your fears, and address them one by one. One of my biggest fears is not graduating college. I wrote down the steps and actions I need to take in order to graduate, and now that I have a plan, I am much more confident!
  • Make time for yourself. How on earth are you supposed to write a ten page essay and go to the gym and go to the chapter meeting and remember to call your mom if you are only running on one hour of sleep and half a granola bar?? It might work for a little while, but eventually, it will catch up to you. It is very important to dedicate some time each day for yourself, as well as making sure you have food, water, and get enough sleep. Often daily self-care can be pushed aside because it is assumed that you need an hour or more, but here are some quick daily self-care activities:
    • Quick workout (I recommend the Nike Training Club app and Blogilates!)
    • Go for a walk or bike ride
    • Meditate (I love Headspace and Calm!)
    • Write! I love writing out all the random thoughts I have in the morning.
    • Go on a coffee date by yourself
    • Stretch and have a dance party! Throw on some music and just move around!
    • Clean up your area the way you want it! Even just changing your furniture around can change your whole vibe
    • Get creative by drawing, painting, sculpting, learning a new instrument, or learning something new (Duolingo is super fun!)
  • Keep up with the important things…and figure out they are. There are very important things in life, such as finances, insurance, work, school, and family, but there are other things in life that are also important. Often times, we put things high up on our priority list that aren’t even important or relevant, and then we struggle with everything else. Make a list of things that are important to you, and use that list to organize your time.
  • Find routines. Figure out what is important to you in the morning and before you go to bed. (I wrote a post about my morning routine, you can check it out here). Waking up early will really help you get more done, but if you are waking up at 5 am and going to bed at midnight, you are not helping yourself. Try to get yourself to bed around the same time each night, and wake up about 7-8 hours later.
  • Be happy! Don’t worry, be happy. Simply smiling can increase a positive mood. Working out releases endorphins, which make you happy! Taking care of yourself and your moods will increase your productivity. (Check out my post on being high everyday!) Avoiding gossip and looking forward to the future will help you reach your goals.
  • Declutter. I moved recently, and massively decluttered. It totally changed my whole productivity level! I felt so much better by only surrounding myself by the things I need, and it really helped me to focus. The Minimalism movie on Netflix is very informative.
  • Be prepared. You don’t know when bad things will happen, but you can be ready for them. Five dollars, a few extra pencils, a small umbrella, and a water bottle can all be super helpful! You can also be ready for other negative aspects of life (I wrote a post about being ready, you can check that out here) no matter what they are. Drama and gossip are not enough to affect a girl boss!
  • Get organized! Calendars, planners, to-do lists, bullet journals…there are so many ways to stay on top of all of your appointments, projects, and deadlines. You can find all sorts of planners at local stores, as well as on various websites. Some more conventional popular planners are:

There are many planner reviews online, one of my favorites is by Christopher Allen, you can check that out here! There is also the bullet journal method of planning, originally developed by Ryder Carroll. Many people have added onto the method and made it their own, and I highly recommend you check Boho Berry and Tiny Ray of Sunshine. I personally use a simple, monthly At A Glance calendar, and the bullet journal system in a spiral notebook. (Let me know in the comments if you’d like to see system!)

 

What are some ways you are going to attack your goals and conquer your #girlboss dreams?

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