High school is over, and it’s time to let go of some bad habits that you have developed in high school. College is a time to start anew, so use this summer to help clean up your life, end old habits, and get ready to put your best face forward! If you want to read even more things to let go of after high school, you can find them here!
When you see someone every day, it’s easy to pretend you are friends. Even with people you don’t really care about. However, once you walk across that stage, it’s likely you won’t see each other again. Don’t try to hold onto bad friendships. Instead, focus on your true friends and work to maintain those relationships in college.
Being too cool for everything
In high school, it’s easy to act like everything is below you. Being nerdy and into stuff isn’t cool. When you get to college, it’s okay to be excited about stuff! You can absolutely be passionate about things, and you should be! College is a chance to find things you love and become passionate about them, not act like you’re too cool to care.
Hating all your classes
Senior year, it seems like your classes are designed to be a total drag. Sometimes it feels like you aren’t really learning anything at all. In college, you’re taking classes that directly apply to your future career, and that’s pretty cool. Plus, you (or your parents) are paying a ton of money to be there, so you better show up and care about it!
Being closed off to new things
When you’ve been in the same school system for 12 years, it’s easy to close yourself off and stick with the people you like and the things you enjoy. There’s rarely a reason to try something new. Let that go! eave your comfort zone! I promise it will lead you to amazing results. You will want to try tons of new things and meet a lot of new people when you go to college – don’t automatically turn things away because the old you would have said no.
Being rude to your parents/siblings
When you share a house with someone, it is easy to get annoyed with them. But distance always reminds you the best parts of people and how they’re always there for you. Spend your last summer trying to spend time with them, because I promise you will end up missing them. The saying that distance makes the heart grow fonder really does ring true here!
Wanting to fit in
It’s hard to leave the status quo when you are in high school – partially because you want to fit in, and partially because you live with your parents. In college, there are people of every variety, so you will find your tribe. You don’t have to pretend to be something you’re not to find friends. If you want to die your hair pink, do it, because there will be people who love you for it. Your college years are the time to leave behind social norms and do everything you’ve always wanted to do (within reason of course!) Don’t let a fear of being “weird” stop you from being who you want to be.
A bad relationship
If you have been dating someone for a while and you’ve been afraid to break up because you would see them around a lot, now is the time to break it off. If you aren’t 100% dedicated to the person you’re dating, it might be a better idea to break it off now before long distance makes it worse. I’m not saying high school relationships can’t survive in college, but I am saying it is hard and you both need to be very dedicated to make it work.
Bad study habits
You may have gotten away with a great GPA and minimal studying in high school. However, college is a whole different arena. With a few exceptions, college classes actually require studying to pass. No longer will you be able to skate by like you did in high school. You need to leave procrastination and poor study skills behind when you move to college. Take this from me – I was a 4.0 student in high school and I thought it would be the same in college – those first few tests were a wake up call!
Moving on from high school
Well there you have it! Eight things that you need to let go of in order to be successful in college! Can you think of anything else to let go of after high school? Let me know below! Now that you’re letting go of all your bad habits, check out 8 things you can do this summer before college! If you want to check out 8 more things to let go of after high school, you can find that post here!