Stress-free college life is something you can achieve. From trying to eat healthily and staying on schedule, on your own can be challenging but doable. We’ve got some suggestions to help you breathe easier while at school. Check out our suggestions and share your tips with us.
Experts (college students who have lived and learned) all agree to make time for yourself, create a schedule for studying and stick to it.
Staying on track – with Apps
Here are a couple of apps designed to help you keep track of your assignments. Check out the app store for your phone to find one that works for you.
The Homework App
One of the most popular scheduling apps on iOS is simply called “The Homework App.” Available for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, this app features a minimalistic design that offers support for your class schedule, homework schedule, and more. The Homework App is free on the App Store.
My Study Life
This one is the most feature-rich apps available, while also offering a simplistic and easy to navigate design. One of the popular features is the “Tomorrow” preview at the bottom of the app’s home screen that shows how many classes you have on the next day, the tasks you have due, and if you have any exams. You can view your upcoming tasks and classes with month and week views, as well as detailed daily views with building numbers, times, and more. My Study Life is available on the App Store for free.
Here are a couple of apps designed to help you keep track of your activities / fitness. Check out the app store for your phone to find one that works for you.
Earn money for charities every time you run, walk, or bicycle by using the free Charity Miles app. Corporate sponsors (whose information you’ll see as a backdrop image in the app) agree to donate a few cents for every mile you complete. Browse the app’s list of charities, find the one that you support, and then hit the road. When a lot of people use Charity Miles, those little bits of money add up. Available on: Android, iOS
FIT Radio is a music-streaming app that specializes in DJ-created mixes that maintain a consistent beat. You can browse mixes by genre, DJ, or type of workout, such as Spin, Zumba, or yoga. FIT Radio is free to use, but with the free level, you get only one genre of music (the “FIT Radio Free” genre) and only a few mixes. A premium membership gets you more than 25 genres and stations, access to more mixes, unlimited skips, track list information, the ability to save favorites, DJ profiles, and no ads. Premium membership costs $3.99 per month, $27.99 for the year, or $79.99 for a lifetime. Available on: Android, iOS
Here are a several apps designed to help you keep track of your budget and nutrition. Check out the app store for your phone to find one that works for you.
Use Mint (free) to manage all your money in one place. View all your accounts — checking, savings, credit cards — and automatically add and categorize your transactions, all within the app.
The Photo Cookbook: Quick & Easy app
Want to take charge of your nutrition? Why not try cooking using The Photo Cookbook: Quick & Easy app ($5). All the recipes are easy to prepare, and even beginners can follow the directions, thanks to step-by-step, high-resolution photos.
You probably are excited to stay up studying right? Well you can get your coffee-fueled all-nighters going with the Starbucks app (free). Use your iPhone to order and pay for your drink, find locations, check out nutrition details, and receive special offers.
Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal
Not sure if you should eat this or that? Stay healthy despite the junk food, late-night study-session pizza, and cafeteria food by tracking what you put in your body with the Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal (free). The calorie counter includes over 1.5 million foods, 350 exercises, and a free barcode scanner to help you find just about any brand of food. You can even add your roommate or friends to support each other’s healthy-living efforts.