I’m back and settled in for the last semester of college! I can’t believe how fast time flew. I’m practically looking adulthood straight in the face. Before I get too ahead of myself, however, I still have four months to live my best life at school.
First things first, there are a few key parts of my lifestyle that I need to keep in check for a successful school year. I have to start off the year with an organized desk, a hearty grocery haul, and a few good books to have on hand. These might seem like random necessities, but I always feel grounded when I can check them off my list.
An organized desk and closet are essential for my daily routine – organized mind for an organized life! I have my knickknacks in one corner while my acrylic makeup organizer sits on the other corner. I have a shelving unit attached to my desk, which holds school supplies and my extra beauty and hygiene products. When this desk is neat and clean, the day is already looking really good.
Purchasing all the essentials for the fridge is the best way to promote cooking for yourself and not resorting to take-out. I picked up almond milk, coconut yogurt, chickpea pasta, salad dressing, kombuchas, eggs and tons of fresh produce; green beans, brussel sprouts, peppers, onions, and purple potatoes! This keeps me inspired when making dinner, alone or even with my roommates!
A few new items that I got in this haul looked really interesting to me and I had to pick them up to try! First is the honey roasted chickpea snacks from Biena. I’ve only had salted chickpeas so I was intrigued by this flavor. Next is the Organic Sparkling Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic. The buzz over apple cider vinegar is not over and I’ve never drank it like this so I scooped up this item. I love balsamic dressing and I thought this would be perfect to drizzle on top of roasted veggies, some grilled chicken, and of course on a salad. Lastly, I bit the bullet and purchased coconut milk yogurt! I tried some in a smoothie and it was delicious. I’m really glad I found an alternative to regular yogurt.
The books I chose to have at school are a variety of self-help, poetry, and educational. I love knowing I have books on hand for when my eyes need a break from a computer/phone screen. As the weather gets a little warmer, I can bring my book and a blanket into my backyard to soak up some vitamin D. When I was in Florida, I almost made it through You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero, so I have to wrap up the last few chapters of that book. I also picked up Astrology, A Cosmic Science, by Isabel Hickey. I also have a few wilderness journals that look fascinating! I have lots of reading to do this semester.
Nothing like starting off the semester with a clean room, a full stomach, and a stimulated mind!
Do you have any rituals you do before starting your day?
Thanks for reading!