It’s no secret that life is incredibly overwhelming at times, especially in your 30s. Suddenly it feels like life is moving a million miles a minute, and you just need a second to breathe.
Well, if you’re one of those women that struggle to take time for yourself and relax, I’m here to tell you that it’s time to get a hobby!
Finding a hobby, big or small, can have great benefits to both your physical and mental health, especially when you incorporate the activity into your everyday routine.
When you’re doing something you enjoy, those few minutes or hours can become the most memorable part of your day.
Picking a hobby can be incredibly daunting, though, when you aren’t quite sure what you want to try.
That’s why I’ve put together a list of the best hobbies for women in their 30s, with everything from getting active activities to not having to leave your bed.
In this post:
- 5 most life-changing hobbies
- Active hobbies for women
- Relaxing hobbies for women
- Exciting hobbies for women
5 Most Life-Changing Hobbies
A lot of people think that meditation is just sitting with your legs crossed and saying “aum.” It’s way more than that, though, especially when you take the time to do it correctly.
Meditation as a daily hobby can be a terrific way to reset yourself throughout different points of your day. Are you super stressed after a meeting?
Bad phone call with your mom? Take a few minutes at your desk or even an empty spot on the floor to center yourself.
There are great meditation apps that offer guided meditations, as well as tutorials on YouTube, or you can just practice your breathing until you feel you can continue with your day.
Taking up meditation as a hobby has the power to change your mood in seconds, and in the long run, it can have long-lasting benefits to your mental health if you take the time to stick with it.
2. Learning a new language
Not only is learning a new language a great hobby because it exercises your brain, but it also is an amazing way to introduce yourself to new perspectives, cultures, and people.
Maybe you want to speak the language in a country you wish to visit someday, or perhaps you just want to be able to watch a foreign movie without subtitles.
Learning a new language as a woman in your 30s can really revamp your life and open new doors.
It’s so easy for life to start to feel stagnant, but learning a new language means that you can visit new places and try a world of new foods, music, movies, literature, and more.
It isn’t just a hobby that passes the time, it’s also a skill that can enrich your life in ways you previously didn’t think possible.
When life starts to overwhelm me, I like to take some time out of my day to just write. While I prefer to do this on the computer, picking out a cute notebook, a nice pen, and just sitting down is incredibly cathartic.
If you’re a woman like me, we both struggle to keep up with our thoughts while writing.
Journaling and getting out as many thoughts as I can, even if they make no sense, is a great way to slow down and acknowledge your feelings.
Much like meditation, journaling can have benefits that extend beyond just passing the time. Journaling has improved my ability to explain my emotions in difficult situations or recognize the root of a problem.
It’s a hobby that makes you feel better in the moment, but also provides effective self-care skills in the long run.
Maybe from all the journaling you’re doing, you realize you have some interesting advice or a unique perspective to offer.
Blogging as a side hobby can be a super exciting way to share things you’re passionate about with the world. Maybe you happen to love knitting… consider starting a blog with different tutorials and patterns.
Or maybe you’re a professional in a certain field. Women are always looking for other inspirational women to share information with, so starting a blog giving tips in your area of expertise could end up helping so many other women in their 30s.
My roommate would always take the time out of her day to cook dinner, because even if her day was awful, she knew she could go home and make herself a good meal… it gave her something to look forward to.
It’s also a super fun way to learn a new skill; even if you’re super advanced in the kitchen, there are always new dishes or techniques to try.
Sometimes, cooking can seem like a chore, but finding ways to try new things in the kitchen is a great way to turn a seemingly annoying task into a fun and interesting hobby.
Active Hobbies For Women
If you’re anything like me, you hate feeling lazy, but sometimes it’s hard to encourage yourself to get out and get active.
Taking up a more active hobby can be wonderful for your physical and mental health, but it can also just be a great way to let yourself escape from life for a bit.
I know, I know… what woman in their 30s wants to suddenly take up running as a hobby? Hear me out! I’m not saying run a marathon (unless you want to!) but going even for a half-mile light jog can help relieve so much stress from your body.
Running is also a great hobby because you can set milestones to push yourself, so you don’t get complacent. Try running a certain mile one week, or maybe for 5 minutes straight, and then the next week add a half-mile or another 5 minutes.
Having a hobby that you can keep improving upon will help keep it from seeming like the same task every day. Runners’ high is a real thing, I promise, you just have to stick with it long enough to find it.
While I am very pro-running for other people, it just isn’t for me- biking is way more my style. When quarantine began in March of 2020, I started biking every day to get out of my house and out of my head.
It was a great way to explore areas I hadn’t been to before, but also made the world slip away for a little while. I understand that as a woman in your 30s you may want to escape for a bit, but maybe after a long day of work you don’t want to go home and throw on running shoes.
Biking is a super great hobby to get active, but you can also take it easy with a stroll down the sidewalk.
Hiking as a hobby is great for the body, and even better for the soul. It’s great exercise, don’t get me wrong, but it’s also healing to be out in nature, surrounded by trees, animals, streams, lakes, etc.
If you’re lucky enough to have beautiful hiking trails near you, I really do encourage you to take up hiking as a hobby.
It can be as long or as short as you choose, but just remember that paying attention to the great outdoors can help distract you from how far you’re walking!
Who doesn’t love a good dance party? Dancing for fun can be super freeing and also helps bring out your creative side!
I personally really love to play Just Dance on my Xbox, but I also look up easy dance tutorials on YouTube to try out from time to time.
If you’re feeling particularly outgoing, sign up for a dance class! I promise you that other women in their 30s also want to dance, and forming a group to learn a new skill can be challenging and therapeutic at the same time.
10. Martial arts
Martial arts is an awesome hobby to try out because as a woman you can never be too safe, even in your 30s.
Not only are martial arts an excellent way to get physical exercise as a hobby, but it’s also a great way to learn self-defense.
As women, I think it’s great for us to learn how to defend ourselves, but also understand the strength we have in our bodies. Martial arts is tough on the mind and body, but it’s a hobby that will make you feel as strong as you are within.
For an entire summer, my mom and I would go on walks every night. Not only is walking a super great exercise, but it’s also very relaxing.
It’s so fun to go explore different areas you haven’t seen before, and all places look different on foot than when you’re driving past.
Walking is also a great hobby for your mental health just as much as your physical health.
When I feel like the world is getting to be too much, I like to throw on some headphones and clear my head on a walk. It’s a great hobby to do by yourself or with a friend.
I actually just started going to the gym and lifting weights. Granted, they’re very light weights, but they’re weights!
Weightlifting is honestly one of the hardest mental and physical challenges I’ve given myself in a long time, and as I said, they’re not even that heavy!
Really though, weightlifting has become such a great hobby for me because it makes me feel so much stronger – and I don’t just mean physically.
Pushing myself to squat more and more weight from one week to the next has helped me gain confidence in myself as a young woman, and what woman in their 30s doesn’t deserve a little extra confidence boost?
If you’re looking for a hobby to push yourself both mentally and physically, well, I sincerely suggest you give this a try.
13. Joining a recreational league for a certain sport
Playing volleyball in high school did wonders for me. It gave me a routine that pushed me physically and was also just a super fun way to be with friends.
Joining a recreational team for a sport you used to play, or even a sport you want to play is a super exciting hobby to try out.
I know it can be a little nerve-wracking, but everyone has to start somewhere! Do some research into women’s leagues in your area that you can try, and I bet you’ll find a group of women searching for a new hobby or community just like you!
Skiing could be either outside in the snow or on water, it just depends on where you are and the climate you live in! Skiing, however, is super fun either way.
I know women who swear by water skiing, and love the feeling of being in the water. I remember seeing my mom being pulled behind our boat on skis and thinking she looked so cool and strong.
With snow skiing, you’re also bound to see some of the most beautiful views you’ve ever encountered.
When you make skiing a hobby, in either environment, you’re able to push yourself to try new tricks or go down a different slope, or you can just go out in the great outdoors and enjoy being outside and active. It’s a hobby that’s built to fit the person.
I find surfing to be one of the most impressive hobbies because I just do not understand how people surf… I wouldn’t be able to stay up!
If you live in a place where you can make surfing a hobby, I highly suggest giving it a try. Every day and every wave would be different, and you could always try to challenge yourself with new tricks or new areas, but honestly, I think staying up would be challenging enough.
It’s also a hobby where you can get a decent tan if you do it often enough, so win-win!
Whether you take swimming to mean doing laps in a pool at the gym or floating in the pool in your community/backyard, swimming is an incredibly relaxing yet active hobby.
It’s an amazing workout but isn’t too hard on the muscles. Even if you aren’t looking for a super intense workout, just swimming around can be a great way to mindfully move your body. Also like surfing, if it’s outside you get tan… need I say more?
17. Rock climbing
What I love about this hobby is it can be as adventurous or laid back as you please. As you’re getting started, I obviously recommend going to an indoor climbing place, but if you get more comfortable and stronger, this is a hobby that has promise to take you places you’ve never been before.
You could get a group together and compete in competitions, you could go rock climbing in the mountains (safety first, of course) or you could challenge yourself with super difficult indoor courses.
It is a hobby that will allow you to progress at your own pace, but also be able to track your progress as you try different courses.
18. Kickboxing or boxing
One word for women who kickbox or box: badass. The power you’re able to feel from your body is absolutely insane, and I think it’s a great way for women in their 30s to be able to feel how strong they are, especially if they may be feeling stuck in the everyday routine of their lives.
From women I know that have tried kickboxing, they all say that it gives them a rush like no other, and that it also makes them more comfortable knowing how strong they truly are.
If you pick this up as a hobby and stick with it, I bet you’re also bound to find a good community of women around you who also love the sport.
I put this on the list for the women, like me, who think sword fighting looks cool in moves and have always wanted to try it. I know it’s not the same, but I’ve always thought it looked really cool.
On a serious note, fencing is a super-challenging sport, and I can only imagine how long it must take to get the technique down. But it’s also something super different and adventurous to try.
I highly recommend giving it a shot and turning it into a hobby that is 1) super cool and 2) super demanding physically.
20. Horseback riding
Now, I personally am terrified of horses, but I have a friend who swears that horseback riding is one of the most freeing activities she does.
I can imagine that it would be super incredible, though, to be going through nature and feeling connected to both the world and the horse.
I also think that it’s a super unique hobby for a woman in her 30s to have… so you could always flex a little bit that you have a skill not many people around you might have. Who doesn’t love a hobby and a pat on the back moment?
It’s a hobby I definitely wish I was outgoing enough to try, and while I’ll keep hyping myself up to do it, I really hope you give it a shot!
21. Jump rope
Jump rope is one of the most challenging exercises I’ve done in a long time. When I was little, I absolutely loved jump roping, but since I’ve grown up a little, it’s become a lot harder.
However, it is a hobby that makes me feel like I’ve truly accomplished something. I love how I feel when I ride a bike or go on a good walk, but the feeling after you finish that last set of jumps to your favorite hype song really is unmatched.
Like a lot of physical hobbies, it’s just as tough mentally as it is on the body, but I promise if you just give it a shot and stick with it, you might just fall in love with it.
I’ve heard a lot of people say that Pilates isn’t challenging, and to that I ask, what kind of Pilates were you doing?? The Pilates exercise videos I’ve tried just by searching them on YouTube had me pausing halfway through and re-contemplating my life.
For a woman in her 30s, I think that Pilates is a great hobby to take up because even if you can’t make it to a studio, there are plenty of videos and programs available online to help you keep up with it. Sometimes as women, we just want to stay home in our pj’s but also want to feel strong and like we’ve accomplished something.
Well, I did Pilates for the first time on a whim in my pj’s on my bedroom floor and had to shower afterwards because I was so sweaty. I did feel accomplished, though, and I bet you will too!
While I’ve never tried barre, I’ve only ever heard amazing things, and that it’s TOUGH. It’s a kind of exercise that incorporates movements from ballet, so I can only imagine the physical exertion doing it.
If you’re a woman who enjoys dancing but is maybe looking for something different to try or something a little bit more out of your comfort zone, check out a studio.
Or if you’re a woman, like me, who has absolutely no idea what they’re doing but wants to find a group of other women to feel powerful with, then I say give it a shot. It’s a hobby guaranteed to push you to your limit, but also enjoy your time doing it.
Relaxing Hobbies For Women
As important as it is to make sure you’re nurturing your body with exercise, sometimes as women, we just want to relax – especially in your 30s when it feels like everything is happening so fast.
These are some hobbies that aren’t all about getting up and getting out, most of them can even be done from your bed! The point is, nurturing your mind with some relaxation and creativity in your hobbies is just as important as physical activity.
Since I’m an English major, I’m a little biased towards books – everyone should read, in my humble opinion.
Even though reading isn’t much of a hobby for me anymore, because so much of my schooling revolves around reading, I promise it’s such a relaxing hobby. There are so many authors to read, so many characters to fall in love with, so many plots to love and hate.
Starting to read can be daunting because there are so many kinds of books to choose from. My advice if you’re going to pick up reading as a hobby is to pick some that are on the bestseller lists in a genre you think you’d like and start compiling a list of ones you liked and even the ones you hated or couldn’t get through.
From there, you can start finding authors that have similar styles or maybe you realize you love sci-fi novels and just want to explore a particular genre. Please, though, I’m begging you… fall in love with books!
Making sewing a hobby and taking the time to perfect it is not only super relaxing once you get the hang of it, but also a practical hobby in the long run for a woman in her 30s.
Being able to sew up clothes for yourself or make alterations is a great way to save a little extra money when you can just do it on your own!
More than this, sewing is a great way to be creative and feel accomplished. Every time you master a new skill that will only improve your technique or finish a piece entirely, you can look at what you’ve created and say, “I did that,” and it’s a great feeling.
This is another hobby that I can personally attest to being very relaxing. This past winter, I decided to start knitting scarfs.
It took some time, and a lot of mistakes (still), but after I got the hang of it, I sat in bed for days (I was sick at the time) binge-watching Netflix and counting stitches.
When I was overwhelmed at school with a lot of assignments but also needed to just shut my brain off, counting stitches and trying new patterns was a super helpful way to channel my anxious energy into something else, without having to be active.
Like sewing, it was also such an amazing feeling every time I would finish a different project knowing that it was something I did all on my own.
Gardening is a great hobby for a woman in her 30s because what’s better than flexing some nice flowers in your house/apartment?
Having something to take care of and look after is a great way to focus built-up energy into something that still feels productive without having to always feel like energy needs to be put towards work or other responsibilities.
It’s also a great hobby because there is so much to learn! Having a vegetable garden, flower garden, or herb garden, all take different products or care to help thrive.
Learning how to best maintain your garden is a fun way to learn things you never knew before while also giving your brain some time to focus on something more low stress.
When I say painting is a great hobby, I in no way mean that you’re trying to be the next Picasso. Painting can be anything from abstract to paint by numbers, and it doesn’t even have to be on a canvas!
I’m currently working on a little project for a house I’m moving into where I’m painting the class from frames and then I’ll be able to hang those frames with what I’ve painted.
It isn’t anything intense, but it has been so relaxing and brought me so much joy to think about this project, find pictures I want to paint, and to actually paint.
Even just thinking about going to work on it as I type this makes me happy. A hobby isn’t just about feeling relaxed in the moment when you’re actively doing the hobby, it’s also about being your sense of peace and hope in your day. Painting is a great option for that!
While this is probably one of the most active hobbies for women in this “relaxing hobbies” section, I think it falls more into relaxing than active because yoga is all about releasing energy.
There are certainly some intense yoga programs, but for me, I’ve used yoga in the past as a hobby I go in and out of when I’m feeling stressed to help me center myself and release bad energy.
For a woman in your 30s, I imagine you’re feeling stress from a lot of different directions, and maybe you just have a hard time unwinding.
Building yoga into your routine as a hobby can help you refocus at different points of the day, so you can just let go and remind yourself to be present. It’s a great hobby to have saved in your back pocket, like I do, for when times get hard, or it’s a great hobby to do all the time as a stress-reliever!
30. Candle making
Another one of my roommates works at a candle shop where you can go in and make your own candles! She’s always talking about how much fun it is to make your own scents.
I think this could be a super relaxing hobby because you can make the scents your own and be creative.
A bonus tip to make this extra relaxing is to find scents that calm you and just have an endless array of calming candles… that way even if you can’t always find time for your hobby to go make a candle, you can have an added hobby of just burning the candles you make!
This is one of my favorite hobbies in this category for women in their 30s because I feel like it lets them bring out their inner child.
During my freshman year of college, my best friend bought me a female empowerment coloring book. Not only was it super cathartic to just color and watch TV when I was feeling stressed, but having a coloring book full of inspiring sayings, reminding me to keep my head up, was also super special.
I think coloring as a hobby can be as intense or laid back as you want it to be. This is why it’s the perfect thing to do at the end of a rough day or at your desk during a small work break as a way to free your mind and focus on creating something pretty.
My best friend embroiders as a hobby, and she loves it!
When I asked her why she finds it relaxing she told me that she can focus her energy on the details, because it is a bit more precise than knitting.
Being able to focus anxious energy on making sure that each stitch is correct helps her relax her mind for a bit.
She’s also able to express a lot of creativity and being able to embroider also makes for awesome gifts for friends! So, not only is it a relaxing hobby, but it’s also a practical one as well!
I know for a lot of women, scrapbooking can seem more like a task. Maybe you need to make a scrapbook for a baby, of you and your partner, for a gift for a friend.
In reality, when kept up with, it’s a terrific hobby to take up for a woman in her 30s! Scrapbooking doesn’t have to be about stressing out on creating something perfect, it can be a great way to capture memories from important times in your life and reflect on times you never want to forget.
I recommend starting with just a small period of time, maybe a trip you took with friends or a special birthday. Once you have all the pictures printed, just enjoy looking back on those times and feeling grateful for the time spent with special people!
Puzzles are a great hobby because you can keep coming back to them whenever you have the time. It’s also so much fun working your way up to huge and elaborate puzzles and seeing how long it takes to put them together. I love puzzles because at the end of each time, you can see how much farther you’ve come. I feel so accomplished every time I stand up from the table, and see another part of the picture or have the entire outside finished. It’s super relaxing and also a great brain break!
35. Bullet journaling
Bullet journals are super popular right now and not only are they super practical for your day-to-day life as a busy woman, they’re also great at holding you accountable.
More than this, though, they’re super relaxing to put together and fill out every day!
If you’re new to the whole bullet journaling concept, it’s essentially a journal that works as a planner, tracks workout progress, keeps up on to-do lists, and really anything else in-between! Bullet journals are incredibly flexible to fit your life.
For me, a bullet journal would probably include my everyday school schedule, additional outside of school plans, a log to track my workouts and progress, a log to track how many pages of books I read every day, books I read every month, and maybe my mood throughout the day.
The thing that’s great about them is that they help you feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of every day, and you can relax every night and set your intentions for the next day as you see how much you were able to do during your day.
Baking was 100% my relaxing hobby during quarantine. When I was feeling so trapped and overwhelmed, I would find a recipe I already had the ingredients to and just make it!
While I was only outgoing enough to try to make cookies, I was able to master a terrific peanut butter cookie – and even dabble in changing up the recipe and adding Nutella!
The point is, during that hour and a half or so of baking, I felt so peaceful. I wasn’t worried about this responsibility or that task I needed to do, I was just focused on doing something with the ingredients in front of me. Oh! And you get to eat the end result… It’s a great hobby to take up if you ask me.
37. Flipping clothes
While I have absolutely no ability to look at an article of clothing and picture it as something else, some women just do! One of my good friends spends her free time thrifting and flipping clothes into items she wants.
She told me she finds it super relaxing because you get so lost in what you’re doing that eventually your mind and body are just working without even realizing what you’re doing. You also get super cute clothes out of it!
38. Bird watching
I know what you’re thinking… bird watching? Really? Yes! Just picture it, walking in nature, looking up at the sky and trees above you, a book in hand, and your eyes peeled above you. I know it might sound lame, but bird watching is actually incredibly relaxing.
Even if you just find a nice spot to sit and plop down for a while, being focused on finding birds is a great way to distract and relax your mind.
Being that close to nature also does wonders for your mental health when you prioritize getting out, and what 30-year-old woman doesn’t need a hobby that benefits her mental health just a little?
39. Listen to podcasts
I’ve just recently hopped on the podcast train, and let me tell you, I’m obsessed. I absolutely love listening to crime podcasts, and while I know that might not seem like the most relaxing thing to listen to, it really does just let my brain get lost in the story.
I’ve also tried my hand at listening to some empowerment and self-care-focused podcasts and I love listening to other women share their stories and experiences.
For a woman in your 30s, you may want a hobby that both relaxes you but also inspires you. There are so many women out there with podcasts just waiting to share their stories with you, you just need to listen.
40. Learn calligraphy
Calligraphy is definitely a hobby that would be fun to flex. Imagine handing out birthday cards to friends and family with the most beautiful handwriting on them, and when they ask who it was, you can say that you made it.
Calligraphy can help you to aesthetically express your creativity while learning a new skill. It’s also a hobby that will allow you to grow as you learn how to work with different kinds of tools!
Just like bird watching, I’m sure your initial reaction is a flat-out “no.” What woman in her 30s wants to take up fishing as a hobby? Well, maybe you!
Being out in the water and shutting your brain off is SO relaxing, there’s a reason so many people fish for hours!
Even if you don’t catch anything, being silent and still will naturally relax your body to the point that it just becomes second nature. There’s also that pure adrenaline rush when you get a bite that makes you feel on top of the world.
This is probably next up on my list of hobbies to try. I’ve always found it so impressive when friends of mine who have tried pottery would come home with their own mugs or vases.
It’s a great way to express your creativity and channel that energy into something productive, but it’s also very relaxing as you focus on molding the clay between your hands, only really focusing on what you’re doing.
You can also then customize your product with paints and that just adds to the fun and relaxation!
Exciting Hobbies For Women
For a lot of women in their 30s, they really just want a hobby that is going to excite them and give them something to look forward to at the end of their day.
This list is a mix of hobbies that you may not have thought of that will excite that passion in you to keep coming back.
43. Learn a new instrument
With learning any new skill, deciding to learn how to play an instrument will come with its own set of challenges. As a woman in her 30s, you may find yourself dreading having to learn something from the very start.
Learning an instrument, however, is actually so exciting and fun. When you start to get the hang of it, you’ll find yourself wanting to come back and try a new chord, or even try your hand at a whole song.
The sense of accomplishment and pride you’ll feel after you master a new part of the instrument will hopefully give you that excitement you’re looking for until all you can think about is picking up that instrument again.
44. Video games
If there’s anything I’ve learned from dating someone who loves video games, it’s that they’re actually so entertaining.
They give you a massive adrenaline rush when you’re in the moment and they can be so easy to lose yourself in trying to get to the next level, or get that next medal, etc.
I know a lot of women may turn up their noses to trying video games, but I really do think it’s an easy way to try something new and just have a lot of fun!
45. Try getting into makeup
I’m no master of makeup, but I do find it super fun to go on YouTube and watch makeup reviews for certain products.
I love trying new shades, even if I have nowhere to go, and experimenting with different techniques that I see on social media.
I think makeup can be a super exciting hobby to have because you can let your creativity rein free. Seeing your vision come to life with just a few products and brushes can give you such a rush!
46. Make your own bath bombs
What woman in her 30s doesn’t need to relax with a nice bubble bath? If you’re like me, though, the price of bath bombs is enough to make you walk the other way.
Making your own bath bomb can be a very new and unique hobby to take up. It’s especially great because you can see what scents you like and don’t like to make them best suited for you.
They also make for a great homemade gift for friends and family for special occasions, especially if you know what scents they like!
47. Start writing poetry
Again, as an English major, I’m a bit partial to anything to do with writing. Writing poetry is an amazing hobby because it allows you to be so creative and expressive.
You’re able to mess around with form, punctuation, rhyme, and can just really make it your own. It’s an amazing hobby that can help you build a deeper connection with yourself and the way you tell stories or express emotions.
Whether you choose to share them, post them anonymously, or just keep them to yourself, writing poetry is definitely something worth trying.
48. Learn archery
Kind of like fencing, archery is one of those fighting skills I would see in movies and always be super impressed by.
When I was younger, I took an archery course as part of a school extracurricular, and although I don’t remember much about it, I do remember feeling super cool.
As a woman in your 30s, I imagine you may want a hobby that helps with a little bit of stress relief.
Archery is a great hobby to help blow off some steam because as you pull back the arrow, you can imagine everything that is weighing on your shoulders, and as you let go you can picture that stress leaving your body. Not to mention you’ll seem pretty cool when you tell your friends you do archery as a hobby.
49. Learn how to make your own wine
My parents used to make their own wine and it’s such a cool process to see take place! It’s super adventurous to try and you can really get to know so much about the process as you go along.
It takes a lot of trial and error but getting to the final product feels so rewarding. If you can’t tell by now, I’m also someone who likes their hobbies to be practical.
For years, my parents used the wine they’d make as gifts for people, so it really is another hobby that keeps on giving.
It may sound cheesy, but camping is a very relaxing way to become more in touch with the world around you and your inner self.
Taking the time out of a busy month to unplug for the weekend is super refreshing. I understand, though, that at 30 it may be difficult to stick with a hobby that you can do so seldomly.
However, camping is also a super flexible hobby, so consider making a trip out of it with some friends or family!
51. Restore furniture
Restoring and flipping furniture is super popular right now. If you’re like a lot of women, you may have a vision in your head of something you want but maybe you can’t find anything like it, or you’re just not willing to spend a bunch of money to buy it.
Going to thrift stores or garage sales, or even taking a look at your own furniture, and seeing what else you can do with it is bound to keep you entertained. Once you have a vision for something, it’s so easy to get caught up trying to create that vision, and it’s so rewarding when you finish it.
52. Write a book
Here we go again with the writing… I know! If poetry isn’t your thing, dabble with fiction! It doesn’t have to start big, but I find myself creating stories or characters in my head all the time.
Some women in their 30s want a hobby that is going to help them escape a little bit and writing a book can be a great way to get lost in an entirely different world for a little while.
There also is bound to be a point where you hit writer’s block, but there will also probably be a time when writing is all you can think about, and the words are just pouring out of you. It’s a feeling that can’t really be described but you won’t want to let go of it once you find it.
Now, this is a hobby that will give you a major adrenaline rush! Whether you go with people you know, or even use it as a hobby that opens you up to new people, paintball is an incredibly fun and challenging hobby.
Not only do you have to think on your feet, but you also have to be super aware of your surroundings. It can be hard to get the hang of it at first, but paintball can become a really addicting hobby if you stick with it.
54. Start a YouTube channel
This is a hobby that requires you to be a little more outgoing, and also not hate the sound of listening to your own voice on recording! So many women in their 30s are taking to YouTube as a hobby to share their lives.
Whether it’s about parenting, their job, shopping, cooking, whatever the case may be, there’s an audience for it! Starting a YouTube channel is also a hobby that will let you be super flexible depending on your everyday life.
You can film when you want, edit when you want, post when you want. Making a little community around what you’re interested in is also super fun to see come alive.
55. Start a podcast
Now, if you hate looking at yourself to edit videos, maybe try starting a podcast! Just like with YouTube, women in their 30s have a bunch of stuff to say!
There’s a bunch of crime podcasts that I listen to where women use it as a side hobby in addition to what they do as their full-time career.
Even if it isn’t about your life, you can research literally any topic that you’re interested in, and I guarantee that someone else will be interested in it too.
It’s also a super great hobby to do with a friend! Finding someone you can talk to and have a good time with just chatting about something you’re interested in is bound to be a fun time.
56. Stand-up comedy
Are you like me and think you’re super funny? Do you have a bunch of stories to share about yourself or your friends that you tell people, and they just crack up? Try stand-up! I know it’s super intimidating, but it’ll give you such an adrenaline rush!
There are a bunch of comedy clubs in cities where first-timers can go and try out their content, or maybe find a group of friends that are brutally honest and won’t just tell you you’re funny if you’re not and try a routine out on them!
This is another hobby that can help women in their 30s really escape their lives for a little bit. Improv is incredibly challenging but can be such a great way to go outside your comfort zone and try something completely new.
Kind of like with stand-up, there are improv classes where beginners can go to try it out. If there’s one thing I know about improv is “yes, and…” which is a technique used in improv to make you continue with the scenario and think on your feet.
The great part about “yes, and” is that you can learn to use it in your everyday life to help you face challenges and look at tough situations through a more problem-solving lens.
If wine making really isn’t your thing, try making other drinks! It isn’t all about just throwing different liquids in the same glass, and you really do have to pay attention to what kinds of flavors go together.
Mixology is a super unique hobby that can help you figure out what you like, try flavors outside of what you’re used to, and just have a good time!
Kind of like with cooking or baking, it’s so easy to get lost in what you’re doing that it becomes what you look forward to at the end of your day.
59. Glass blowing
This is probably one of the most challenging creative hobbies you can take up, and not just for a woman in your 30s but just in general.
You would definitely need to find someone who can teach you how to be safe, but just a quick Google search for places in your area should help!
I think this is also one of the most impressive hobbies since this is a great way to learn something completely new and different that not many people can say they ever thought about trying. Also, super beautiful pieces you can use to decorate… pretty practical hobby if you ask me!
Now, this… probably one of my favorite hobbies that I used to have. While I’m more into writing at the moment, I went through a huge photography page and found it so exciting.
Going around and seeing life through a lens really helps you put things into perspective. My favorite part about this hobby is that I would try to take beautiful photos out of less-than-beautiful landscapes or places.
It really forces you to be creative and can be such a cathartic way to see life outside of just your eyes.
If there’s anything you get from this list, I hope it’s that there are so many different hobbies for women in their 30s. Life doesn’t have to solely revolve around work, family, friends, repeat.
It’s extremely important to take time for yourself, whether that’s being active, relaxing, practicing creativity, or trying something completely out of your comfort zone- it could end up being your new favorite activity.
Use this guide to try different hobbies, even if you end up hating them! It may take some time to find where your heart thrives most, but eventually you’ll find it, you just have to be open to making time for yourself!
If you want to hear it from someone else, Hannah Cheung has a YouTube video here about the importance of hobbies!
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Good Habits for Students-The Complete Guide for Students to Thrive in School
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These are all the good habits for students that they can develop while at uni.
Habits are defined as things that we always do or customs that we have and develop throughout our lives making constant and intensive use of them.
A study habit is a recurring practice of people, mainly students, in which study methodologies, study times, study subjects, etc. can be evidenced and presented.
Study habits are developed in order to improve academic performance, memorization, responsibility, self-management and autonomy of the student, creating awareness about correct educational practices in this.
Study habits are self-developed and acquired, for which reason a study habit that my partner has developed, I cannot have at the same level of development.
This happens because each one of us has techniques and ways by which it becomes easier for us to acquire information and/or memorize it, thus promoting individuality and the construction of personality in the student.
Study habits are the best and most powerful predictor of academic success, much more than the level of intelligence or memory, since habits are behaviors that we acquire by repetition and that, over time, become automated and allow us to face to daily tasks more effectively.
So, if you´ve been trying to do better at school then this article is for you, read it carefully and start changing your habits now!
Table of contents:
10 Good Habits in Class
1.Clarify any doubt on that same day
Even the brightest students initially struggle with certain concepts.
Clarify any questions you have the same day if you don’t understand a particular concept that your teacher covered in class.
You’ll stay current on the subject if you maintain this positive habit.
Clarifying any doubts about the subject studied in class is essential since it will still be fresh in your head.
Because if you wait a few days to clarify any doubts, you may no longer remember well what it was that you did not understand or you might just simply give up on the topic.
2. No electronic devices
Mobile phones, such as computers, tablets or video games, are daily stimuli in our lives to which the brain pays attention, consciously or unconsciously, whenever they are within our reach.
Its mere accessibility can cause diversion of attention and lower performance in the study.
Taking this into account, the solution seems clear, right? The devices when studying, better away.
Mobile devices are a great distraction when it comes to being in the classroom because for many studying is boring and, if following the flight of a fly can be entertaining depending on the topic or subject, a mobile is a pocket Disney.
An alert that indicates that a WhatsApp has arrived, a “like” on Instagram, the notice of a new update from your favorite YouTuber… each notification is a “Hello, I’m here. You are getting bored and I have something more fun to offer you. “
3. Arriving on time
By meeting the goal of arriving early to class, and making it a habit, which, although not very noticeable at first, over time generates a very attractive pattern, will undoubtedly distinguish you from others.
And in time you will notice a good attitude in others towards you; because this will generate an unconscious trust in your person and will make you seem reliable to be responsible for a project.
Arriving on time is also essential for your learning, since you will be more focused on the topic taught and you will not miss anything that could be important for your understanding.
To be a successful student you must be organized with your time and always have in mind that punctuality is the soul of courtesy.
Never forget that the golden rules are: If you are 5 minutes early, you are on time. If you’re on time, it’s already late. If you’re late, you’re gone.
4. Stay organized: Agenda
Being organized is critical to academic success, so develop good study habits.
Every day, devote 5 to 10 minutes to organizing your notes and assignments.
When it comes time to study for your next test or exam, you won’t have to scour the internet for the resources you require.
Being organized saves us time and effort.
We waste a lot of time, for example, looking for the papers of each subject instead of having everything organized inside a carpet.
We can also do badly in class by not writing down all the jobs and tasks we have for the week in an agenda, since we can forget them.
Being organized helps us to be calm and stress-free.
Many times, the mess in which we live is a reflection of the mess that is inside our heads and vice versa.
And also, so much mess inside our heads and having so many things from school to do can affect us and cause us anxiety.
5. Take regular notes
Another successful student’s habit is to always take notes while studying.
Taking regular notes improves your memory power and allows you to easily review topics.
When students focus and practice a note-taking system that can keep them organized, they are developing a lifelong skill that can help them efficiently process and transcribe data and facts, which is relevant to a variety of professions.
Taking notes forces you to maintain attention and concentration in the classroom, to think about what the teacher says and to write, selecting and structuring the contents of the subject.
The effort to synthesize the information and give it its own shape is a tool for studying that facilitates the subsequent assimilation of the subject.
6. Sitting in the front row
A student who sits in the front of the classroom is more engaged.
You will make more eye contact with the professor and may be called upon more frequently.
It can be intimidating to answer questions in front of the class, but it is a great way to learn.
The average length of a class is an hour to an hour and a half.
In the grand scheme of things, this is not a very long time to remain focused on something that will contribute to the development of our future.
The class will seem twice as long if you drift off during this time.
It’s simple to get sidetracked and hide from the professor when you’re seated in the back of the room.
If laptops are permitted in the classroom, it’s very simple to start Internet browsing and lose all concentration.
It is usually simpler to maintain concentration on the material you are learning if you are in the front of the room.
If you pay attention in class, there’s a good chance you’ll even be able to reduce the amount of time you spend studying outside of class.
Take it slow if moving to the front row all at once seems intimidating.
Discover how simple it is to achieve greater success by starting to advance a few rows each week!
7. Establish communication with your professors
Talk to your professors as soon as possible and as frequently as possible.
Learning how to ask questions, request assistance, and interact with superiors politely will benefit you throughout your life and not just your academic performance.
Your education will be enriched by developing relationships with your professors, and you’ll be able to start a mentoring group on campus.
You’ll be more likely to ask for assistance or participate in class if you establish a strong rapport with your teacher because you will be aware of the expectations.
Likewise, your instructor will be able to help you more effectively if they are aware of your strengths.
They might even encourage you to pursue additional academic or professional goals in fields where you excel but might lack confidence.
In the end, building relationships with your professors will improve and deepen your college coursework.
This is one of the best habits you can have as a college student for the future
8. Take every extra opportunity to study
Try to accommodate any after-class study sessions or opportunities for extra credit that a professor or teaching assistant might offer.
This not only increases your safety net in case you make a mistake again, but it also demonstrates your initiative as a learner.
This is a great habit for students wanting to excel at their courses, since it will not only show more interest in the class but really understand all the material better.
After class, spend some time reviewing your notes.
Although it won’t take much time, the sooner you complete this task, the better.
You can fill in the blanks and determine what you might need help with by reviewing right away following class, while the information is still fresh.
Related: 30 Effective Study Motivation Tips
9. Set short- term study goals
Setting short-term goals before each study session is a good study habit to keep up.
It’s pretty useless to read through your notes aimlessly in the hope that you’ll remember everything.
Get into the habit of writing down your objectives for the upcoming hour of study before each session.
For instance, if you are studying physics, your objective might be to have all the formulas you require memorized for a particular topic.
After every study session, go over your work by saying aloud everything you learned.
You know you need to spend more time on those specific areas if there is anything you can’t recall.
10. Never study hungry or sleepy
In order for our brain to function properly, it is important that we provide it with all the necessary nutrients.
Thus, you will have a greater capacity for concentration and you will be able to retain information more easily.
Therefore, it is important that you avoid studying when you are hungry, or postpone lunch hours to study longer.
Physiological needs influence the individual’s ability to concentrate.
Because of this, you should always prioritize your diet and make sure you’re full before you start learning.
In the same way, you should never study sleepy.
Drowsiness shuts down the brain’s ability to focus and absorb new knowledge.
Because of this, maintaining a healthy sleep routine contributes significantly to developing good study habits.
10 Good Habits at Home
1. Prepare your study area
Your work area must be arranged according to your preferred method of studying, so the first step is to remove all your dirty clothes from the desk and transfer them to the bed (or better yet, to the laundry basket).
If you find it easy to learn new things while you are in contact with nature, perhaps the best thing for you is to be in a park or in a quiet forest.
But if you need absolute silence, the best thing would be a library or conditioning your room to prevent noise from the street or from the neighbors from interrupting you.
2. Organize your study time
The proper distribution of time in each activity is important when you dedicate yourself to studying.
This advice is often given constantly, but not everyone establishes an adequate schedule of the time they need for daily activities such as study hours.
A practical way to start this organization of your time is to evaluate the available hours you have left in the day after doing your routine activities.
Of that time, establish a minimum (it can be two hours) to study in a fixed and constant way.
Remember that studying in an orderly way will prevent you from feeling stress, since you will obtain positive results more quickly and of course increase your productivity.
3. What do you find harder? Dedicate more time to it
One of the most common mistakes that university (and school) students often make is that they leave the most difficult subjects for last.
There is a certain “fear” of facing the subjects that cost them the most and that is why they postpone them time and time again.
You have to do the opposite!
We all have areas in which we are weaker, and the only way to overcome ourselves is to face them (this also applies to situations in your personal life).
If from the beginning you dedicate more time to that theme that is difficult for you and that you do not like so much, with time you will master it and you will feel the peace of mind that it is no longer a threat to you.
4. Study first, then reward yourself
This is a great study habit that practically no one applies.
What’s more, students generally do the opposite.
Many wait to have the “perfect situation” to start studying, this means: Have eaten before, have played their favorite console games, have done everything they had pending; and only then begin to feel “comfortable” to start studying.
The truth is that you should do the opposite.
As we said before, set easy goals. The best thing you can do is say: “I’m going to study for 30 minutes and I’m going to focus 100% on my studies, when I’m done, I can play on my console.” Or: “When I finish studying, I’m going to reward myself by eating a pizza, but I can only eat it if I complete the study.”
Incentives are very useful study strategies if you know how to apply them.
5. Take breaks
Studying for hours can be exhausting, and after a period of time without breaks our brain can get fatigued, which is why it is ideal to take breaks as you study.
It is advisable to take at least 10 minutes of rest for every 50 minutes of study.
After the break, you will see how you are ready again to continue learning.
It is advisable to do a little exercise, stretching or meditation, even a short nap.
Some points you should pay attention to are:
- Stay away from the computer and social media.
- The idea of a break is not just stopping work, but also doing something different. In other words, get away from your screen, yes, even the small screen of your cell phone.
- It’s easy to get lost in the world of social media, where a 5-minute break can quickly turn into an hour.
- Move your body, try to get some exercise, it will not only help you rest but it will improve your mood, reduce your anxiety and strengthen your body.
- Direct your attention to something other than what you are studying, taking a break is about using a different area of the brain.
- Fuel your body and mind, eating nutritious snacks and staying hydrated can help you stay more focused and provide you with the energy you need for a successful study session.
6. Eliminate time thieves
Distractions are the great enemy of study habits. To eliminate them, it is necessary to know and count them.
Which ones occur? When do they happen? How much time do they steal from me? These responses can be fixed with a quick journal.
Once identified, the solution is simple. If they are external distractions, it will be enough to limit them.
- Remove the vibration from the mobile, leave it upside down or outside the study area.
- Asking our family and friends not to disturb us while we are studying (for example, while the bedroom door is closed).
- Turn off the computer (and, if I turn it on to search for information, turn it off again when I’m done, so it’s hard to get distracted).
- If the distractions are internal (that is, my thoughts or feelings do not let me study) it can also be improved:
- If I get hungry or thirsty, I haven’t planned my schedule enough. In good planning there is time to eat or at least, time for the unforeseen.
- If my thoughts don’t leave me alone, I can modify the messages I give myself: “That’s not important now, now it’s time to study”, “I’ll think about that later, now I’d like to study”, etc.
- If it’s my emotions (like anger or anxiety) that prevent me from concentrating, either it’s not the best time to study, or I don’t control them enough.
7. Achieve goals through micro routines
Jordan Peterson, a well-known professor at the University of Toronto, created this valuable concept.
This technique entails making goals and writing them down because writing helps us organize and categorize our thoughts.
Once we have written down our objectives, we can more easily carry them out by breaking them down into smaller tasks called micro routines.
The brain rewards the achievement of these micro routines by releasing dopamine as a result of its connection to the primary objective.
In other words, thanks to this, feedback is generated that gradually pushes us to success, which is why it is important that the micro routines are not impossible to comply with since failure in them can produce a negative effect.
8. Follow what you are passionate about
The most successful students like what they learn and enjoy doing it.
Thanks to that passion, every day they learn more and more.
Therefore, another common habit among the best students is that they follow and are interested in current affairs and what the experts think.
For example, if you are studying economics, you must be up to date with what is happening in the economic world today.
Of course, it is important to point out that each student is different and not all of them strictly follow the same study habits.
The best way to become an outstanding student is to try different techniques and find out which ones work best for you.
9. The habit of summarizing
The habit of summarizing the knowledge of each chapter and each section is scattered and isolated.
To form a knowledge system, there must be a summary after the class.
Summarize what you have learned and capture the key points and keys to master.
Compare and understand confusing concepts.
Every time you learn a topic, you should connect the knowledge points scattered in each chapter into a line, supplement with faces, and form a network so that the learned knowledge is systematized, regularized, and structured, so that you can use it to make associations.
When performing physical exercise, the manufacture of new neurons is started in the brain areas dedicated to learning and memory.
On the other hand, sports activity allows us to secrete dopamine and norepinephrine, brain neurotransmitters.
This is very important since, in recent studies, it has been discovered that when dopamine and norepinephrine are released in the brain, the information studied is better consolidated in memory.
Exercising stimulates memory by regularly making people identify visual stimuli faster and concentrate more than those who are passive or inactive.
Commitment and responsibility are concepts that are valued by young students, since practicing a sport makes them more organized, prone to taking care of their bodies and not falling into bad habits.
10 Tips to Develop Good Habits
1. More is not better
Long study days do not guarantee learning, the Kaizen method suggests distributing short sessions of time, but repeated throughout the week, in such a way that they allow generating habitual study frequencies for the person; It is also suggested to distribute specific objectives for each session in such a way that it is easy to assess the progress and motivation per session.
2. Study with friends
The second of the tips to improve study habits is to establish a time to study with a group of friends.
This will help us feel motivated while studying, since we will be in the company of others, not to mention that it will be much more fun than studying alone.
It is also very likely that they will remind you of the date on which you have met, so it is difficult for you to forget.
It will also help you feel more love towards studying since it will become something fun and not just something you´re forced to do.
3. Use Post- its
The next tip to improve study habits is an old way of reminding yourself that you have something to do.
Through sticky notes or post-its.
The idea is to leave them all over the bedroom, bathroom or notebook.
Put brightly colored post-its in places where you know you can’t help but look at them without feeling guilty.
Having a schedule and study habits is the most important part of succeeding as a college student.
You just have to find the one that best suits your needs.
Once you have everything planned, you will notice the improvement both in your study habits and in your personal life.
Depending on your tastes and personality, you may concentrate better away from noise, while your classmates may refer to listening to music, whatever your preference, try to use it when you prepare to study.
This technique will allow you to concentrate and meet the objectives faster, as well as stimulate your creativity and ingenuity.
5. Pomodoro Technique
If procrastination is one of your biggest enemies and you can’t find a way to focus on what you need to do, maybe it’s because you haven’t tried the Pomodoro technique.
Basically, the idea is to use a timer to divide your tasks into 25-minute blocks of time where you must fully focus on what you are doing, and interspersed with 5-minute rest periods.
Once you have completed a complete work cycle, that is, four blocks of 25 minutes, you take a long break that can be from 20 to 30 minutes.
This technique has helped many to improve their concentration and speed up.
The best thing is that there are several apps to help focus that include it creatively in their methodology, among them you can choose Forest, Goodtime, Pomodoro Timer, Focus To-Do, among others.
6. Check your progress
To verify that our study habits meet our needs, it is best to submit to small tests and questionnaires in which we can check the progress in the study and that we use techniques that give us greater performance.
Each student must be aware of their abilities, their ability to concentrate and, according to these factors, design habits and routines that make them move forward and feel that they are meeting their goals.
7. Avoid Procrastination
Procrastination is voluntarily putting off assigned tasks to finally carry them out at a time or date that is close to the deadline set to meet them. Why do we leave things for later when we know that is not the best?
> Due to lack of self-control.
> We are not interested because we do not see the value of doing the task.
> We are afraid of failing.
> By character traits of each one
How to combat procrastination:
Determine which subjects or topics are the most important, so that you can start there. Keep in mind that the most important thing is usually also the one with the greatest degree of difficulty. Study up to three important points per day and leave the simpler ones for when your tiredness is greater.
8. Study techniques
Knowing the learning style that is most comfortable for us is essential, since it allows us to select the study techniques that best fit us. Usually, the most complex issues require the combination of different techniques to address them. Keep in mind that to remember a subject in the long term, you have to understand it at all cognitive levels.
- Short-term memory: retains what is central at a given time. Most people manage to retain up to 7 elements in this type of memory, such as the address of a site.
- Long-term memory: it is the information located in the memory of short term that managed to be processed and passed to the memories, so that it is possible to quote after a long time.
Keys for memorizing:
- Choose: you can narrate roughly the favorite story of
your childhood, even if you haven’t read it for a long time, because
you chose to learn and you were interested in remembering it.
- Visualize: Create mental images for each topic you need to remember. Take a few seconds to fix the image
mentally, so that you increase your chances of getting it back
- Link ideas and information: if you link the data
together you will build a chain of memories that will configure a
file easy to review later.
- Repeat until overlearning: use your own words to explain the things you need to remember, so that you can achieve overlearning or automation.
9. Review and self – assessment
- Importance of review
Information encoding and retrieval is an excellent exercise
to strengthen brain cell connections. Keeping your memory fresh with continual review is the best way to study and decrease forgetfulness. The mind selects the topics it wants
remember, so if something seems boring or uninteresting to you, it is likely that you forget it easily.
Avoid it by applying these tips:
> Define learning objectives before reading or attending class.
> Set the objectives in the short, medium and long term.
> Link them to your personal interests to stay motivated.
- Tips to self – asses your knowledge
- Reproduce the structure of the text
Write down the paragraphs after the first reading to master the subjects you study. Recite your content when you finish each chapter and record yourself to listen
your mistakes, which you will write to correct.
- Use the available tools
Solve the lists of questions, objectives or exercises provided by the author of the text or the teacher.
- Mess up the questions
Practicing the answers in a different order allows you to understand them better and carry out cross-training.
- Tell the material to someone else
Even if you have no one to explain it to, pretend you do. It helps to digest the information, understand its relevance, the crucial aspects and use
an understandable language that denotes the essence of what you study.
10. Reasoning is better than memorizing
If you can’t understand what you read, it will be difficult to assimilate the new knowledge.
If you only memorize, you run the risk of forgetting the information once you use it, for example, in a test; but if you understand what you study you will be able to make use of what you have learned.
Studying by just memorizing everything causes an effect that makes it appear that the subject is known, but in reality, the knowledge is not acquired at any time.
It is dangerous to study like this, since you can pass a subject, but not an entire degree.
The best thing is to study using reasoning.
10 Healthy Habits for Students
1. Keep a good diet
If you are a young student who has just launched ‘independence’, one of the most difficult challenges facing you is eating well.
Not being used to cooking regularly, the temptation to resort to precooked food is very strong, but you should opt for it only in exceptional situations.
It not only harms your health (because it contains large amounts of sugar and saturated fat) but also your academic performance, since a good physical condition helps to study better.
Therefore, prepare a good list of menus, which is as varied as possible, in which there is no lack of fruits, vegetables, carbohydrates, dairy products, eggs, meat and fish, all in their proper measure.
2. Forget about unhealthy things
Do not resort to or, at least, do not abuse substances that are often used as supposed ‘help’ to study.
We are talking about coffee, energy drinks or drugs and vitamin tablets of different types, unless in the latter case it is recommended by a medical specialist.
All of them, without exception, can generate addiction.
And no addiction is good.
Caffeine, energy drinks and high-sugar foods are part of the daily life of many students who seek to perform well after a hectic routine and little rest.
Although a cup of coffee at the beginning of the day is very effective when it comes to providing energy shots throughout the day, the caffeine contained in this drink, when consumed too frequently, can have side effects on your health.
That´s why it´s good to sometimes alternate them with other natural energizers like vitamins B12, Gingko Biloba, green tea and dark chocolate.
3. Relaxation Exercises
Without a doubt, playing sports is a good way to release stress, but there are many others that you can add to your healthy routine.
One of them is to perform meditation or relaxation exercises, such as yoga or Pilates.
Something especially recommended during exam time but that can be carried out at any time in general.
Between 15 and 30 minutes a day may be enough.
Like for example transcendental meditation which is a technique from India that helps human beings use the full potential of their mind and is important because it allows full relaxation, increases communication skills and increases production at work.
4. Be water my friend
There are many advantages to drinking water.
The recommended daily intake of water is a topic of intense discussion.
We provide the answer: depending on your activity level, health, and complexion, between a liter and a half.
Fruits and vegetables, which should always be a part of your diet, are packed with water and will therefore add an additional half liter to your intake.
About 7 glasses of water per day are the foundation of your health, vitality, and well-being.
5. Learn how to manage your stress
Each person reacts to stress differently.
Some people find that the endorphin high they experience after working out is sufficient to help them relax and refocus.
Others find that it’s taking the time to unplug and engage in manual labor, such as preparing a balanced meal.
Spend some time figuring out what actually calms you down, releases tension, and helps you deal with overwhelming emotions or anxiety.
Sometimes all it takes to feel supported is a brief nap, some meditation, or a cup of coffee with friends.
6. Take good care of yourself
These days, studying involves spending a lot of time in front of screens, which can be quite taxing on your eyes, especially if you’re already taking classes online, watching TV, watching TikTok videos on your phone, and more.
So, remember to take good care of your eyes as well.
This entails keeping your screen at least an arms’ length away from your face, taking breaks from it, and possibly even investing in blue-light-filtering eyewear.
Additionally, you must be mindful of your posture.
How are you currently seated?
Make some quick, healthy adjustments if you’re slouching over a laptop or textbook.
Straighten your back while you sit and raise your textbook or screen to eye level.
If at all possible, purchase a laptop stand or simply place your laptop on top of some books to raise the screen to eye level.
Your shoulders and neck will be able to sit straight as you read your textbooks with the help of a cheap cookbook stand.
7. Walking around
Although it can be considered as an alternative activity similar to the ones mentioned in the previous point, walking deserves a separate point, because in addition to a playful or leisure activity, it is also one of the most complete physical exercises, so going out for a walk is doubly good for your mind and your body.
Going out, meeting people, interacting, is essential when you study at the university.
It will help you to know how things work in the city.
Nothing better, by the way, to force you to walk, and help you maintain healthy habits for university students, than staying in a location close to the university that allows you to walk.
8. Wake up early in the morning
An excellent habit that has many advantages is getting up early.
Students who get up early in the morning can begin the day with a relaxed attitude.
They don’t have to rush to get to school or complete the necessary tasks in the morning.
Additionally, they will have enough time in the morning to study.
They can begin the day in a positive manner in this way.
By getting up early in the morning, you can distribute your time better: exercise, meditate or take advantage of that space where your children sleep for a good read.
It is your time to do what you like the most, it is your morning routine and you can accommodate it as you prefer.
9. Practice gratitude
Regularly experiencing gratitude, like other positive emotions, can have a significant impact on our lives.
Positive emotions are beneficial for our bodies, minds, and brains, according to brain research.
Positive feelings allow us to consider more options.
They improve our capacity to learn and make wise choices.
Gratitude is one of the feelings with the greatest power to attract abundance and well-being into our lives.
Gratitude is directly related to happiness.
When we feel grateful, we value what we have, enjoy our accomplishments, and feel energized.
10. Spend time alone
Get some alone time. I am aware that it is college.
You are free to conduct your own activities as you please.
There are numerous people and activities to engage in.
In college, it’s common to meet new people and network.
Just remember that you also have a personal life.
There is no time for oneself when one is constantly surrounded by others.
It may be exhausting and occasionally overwhelming.
Spending time by yourself is crucial when you need it for this reason.
Make yourself your top priority and make an investment in your stability.
Never fail to congratulate and recognize yourself for all the hard work you put in. Having good mental health is key.
Bad Habits of College Students
One of the most common bad study habits in young people is procrastination.
This is nothing more than leaving things for later, especially studying or reviewing the topics seen in class.
Procrastination has important negative consequences in university students, such as loss of time, poor academic performance, increased stress, anxiety and depression.
When it comes to studying, many people have distractions and choose to watch a series, a movie, call their partner on the phone and even go out to train so as not to spend the afternoon studying.
Although we can sometimes afford an afternoon off, procrastination affects our performance and controls our lives.
The procrastinator, unlike the slacker, intends to perform the action but his brain prefers the satisfaction of putting it off and instead replacing it with something easy and fun.
Those who suffer from this disease often have motivational problems and sustained attention, managing to get distracted by not knowing how to use their collective attention span.
The majority of students undervalue the impact of their immediate environment on their ability to study.
Distractions reduce study time and lower the caliber of learning.
When attempting to concentrate on studying, it is crucial to banish all sources of distraction, including mobile devices, television, and computers.
Distractions reduce study time and lower the caliber of learning.
When attempting to concentrate on studying, it is crucial to banish all sources of distraction, including mobile devices, television, and computers.
Every effort should be made by students to study in a distraction-free environment that is quiet.
3. Lack of organization to study
Sometimes the only problem you have is that you don’t know how to organize your time and your activities.
In these cases, no matter how much you are interested in a subject, if you do not organize your day, there is no way to dedicate useful time to your study.
Being organized is crucial for students because it teaches them how to set and achieve goals, prioritize tasks, and manage their time effectively.
Additionally, having strong organizational abilities facilitates teamwork and boosts productivity and efficiency.
4. Making negative comments about yourself
Did you know that, perhaps unconsciously, we believe everything we tell ourselves?
Pay attention to how many times you say things like: “I am so stupid!”, “This is impossible”, “I hate English”, “learning English is too difficult”, or “I will never learn to speak English”.
With so much repetition, your brain will get the message, and you’ll certainly feel the effect on your grades.
How to counter this?
Watch your words and thoughts.
Put all negativity aside and replace that internal dialogue with positive thoughts.
How about you start by replacing “I hate English” with “studying English will help me achieve the things I want to achieve”?
You have nothing to lose by trying.
5. Leaving everything for last minute
One of the worst study habits that we have all done at least once is to leave everything to the last minute.
Contrary to studying little by little and dividing a large workload over several days, we torment ourselves with leaving everything to the last and it is not the best strategy because the night before your stress increases, affecting your levels of concentration and organization.
Even if you think you can do it, you’ll probably always end up sleeping very late, learning little, and getting a bad grade.
It’s hard to stay focused for more than a couple of hours, so trying to spend a lot of time studying at night will mean that little by little you’ll lose interest in what you’re reading and the next day you won’t remember it.
You need to create the habit of studying with time.
6. Laying down on bed to study
It usually happens when you start studying at the last minute and you do it because you get sleepy or feel tired.
It is the worst thing you can do since being this relaxed will make you increasingly sleepy and your ability to concentrate will be impaired.
In addition, you run the risk of falling asleep and not finishing studying.
7. Not resting
Many people obsess over studying and don’t stop for hours, and it’s a lousy habit.
Your mind needs to rest from time to time to process what it learns and not overload it with matter that in the end you will not be able to retain.
Sleeping well is also an important part of the study, since your body and mind rest while you do it, that way you arrive in optimal conditions the next day to give your test.
Studying efficiently is important so that you can really learn what you are reading.
Don’t push yourself too hard or relax too much, as neither extreme will help you perform properly.
And always remember that the more attention you pay in class, the less you will have to review later at home.
8. Studying while doing other things
By this we mean eating, having breakfast, going on the subway, and even listening to a certain type of music.
You are wasting time that you have a rest for yourself, because you are not really 100% focused or attentive to what you are trying to study.
Rest, relax, eat and do whatever you have to do. Once those things are done, go back to the studio.
9. Choosing the wrong people to study with
Choosing the right people to study with is an important factor in your learning performance.
For example, studying with friends could be a great idea if you and your friends are motivated enough and know how to keep going through the more challenging parts of studying.
If you and your study partner end up chatting about other topics, it may be better to study separately.
Or just get together to test each other with questions after everyone has learned the material on their own.
Studying in a group can be motivating at first, especially when leaving home to go to the library if you’ve met someone.
But it does not have many other benefits.
In fact, it can become a bad habit if you get carried away and end up all of you in the library cafeteria.
And it is not the same to see another person solving a complicated problem and think that you have already understood it than to do it yourself.
It is when we do things just to hand them in due to lack of interest or some other reason.
Not delving or investigating enough to have an optimal result of the activity or task that we are doing.
When you don´t care about learning or getting a good grade but just on handing something and not getting a lecture on why you´re not doing your assignments.
The lack of motivation to succeed is one of the worst enemies for any student because, without motivation there´s nothing.
Nothing will stay in your memory if you do everything without desire or motivation.
How to create or acquire a study habit
How can you make studying a daily habit? How long does it take to form a study habit?
All of these queries will be addressed, along with an explanation of how to develop or pick up a study habit.
Let’s start by explaining how the study habit develops.
It must be understood that persistence and tenacity are prerequisites for developing a habit.
Any behavior can be formed into a habit by repeating it regularly and adamantly under all circumstances.
Why is this important?
Because research has shown that the only way for our brain to turn a particular action into a habit is if we repeat it every day.
Although some experts claim that it takes 21 days to develop a study habit, science has shown that it actually takes 66 days to form any habit, whether it be one related to studying or not.
For example, imagine that you have proposed that every day you will have dinner at 8:00 p.m. and right after dinner, at approximately 20:30, you will start studying until 23:00, then go to bed, read a little and sleep.
This means a change in habits, since until now you used to have dinner at 9:00 p.m. and after dinner you used to watch TV until 12:00.
Carrying out this change in habits and incorporating this study habit into your life will require an effort at first, but as you repeat this routine day by day, that effort will reduce, reaching the point of doing it almost without thinking, instinctively.
It’s crucial to follow your routine every day in order to develop a habit, in this case a study habit, especially during the first 66 days.
You might find it difficult at times, but try to keep things in perspective.
What if your daily routine is all that stands in the way of achieving your goals and doing what you truly want to do for the rest of your life?
Isn’t achieving your goal, what you’ve always desired, worth the initial struggle?
So, what are you waiting for, start now!
Final Thought on Good Habits for Students
Whether you’re trying to build a good habit or break a bad one, this list provides you with the all the habits that you might be doing or not to make your student years more enjoyable and easier.
I hope that in this guide you found ways to improve your life in different aspects and to become a better person! If you are interested in more self-development ideas from BLENDtw, check out these articles:
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Make This Valentine’s Special – Follow These 6 Things To Do It Easily
Looking for special things to do on Valentine’s Day? We got you. Check out these fun and romantic ideas to make this day unforgettable.
Disclaimer: This post is a paid collaboration.
This post is all about Things to Do on Valentine’s Day.
Loving someone can be the best feeling you experience. So when you have true love, you must express it in every possible way.
Moreover, to express your true feelings, what can be better than valentine’s day itself?
A time of the year that is dedicated to lovers to share their love and turn it into a lasting memory.
But the big question arises: how would you make it memorable for your partner?
The following suggestions will be beneficial once you utilize them to make your valentine the best you have ever spent.
Select A Personalized Present
Small things make a huge difference.
So to make any occasion extraordinary, giving presents is the best way to celebrate.
Even if your loved one is angry for any reason, it still can make them smile and forget all the harshness.
Therefore, you should be sure about what you want to give your lady love. Then, choosing the right valentine gifts for girls will make your life easy, and the recipient will feel loved.
You must not complicate anything. Instead, remind yourself about the choices of your partner. You may also look to wrap up the gifts in some dedicated packing so that they replicate the vibes of valentine’s day.
Write A Heartfelt Message
Things that are not said must be conveyed differently!
So why not write a message to express your feelings that will be unforgettable down memory lane?
It will be a wave of fresh air in your relationship as people don’t expect such gestures due to technological advancements.
But old things are still impactful as they were before.
So you should use this tactic to surprise your partner and express your love. Things that once said might vanish from the mind, but the message you’ll write on the paper will stay with her for longer.
Therefore, you should try this and stand out from the usual practices. Moreover, it positively impacts the mind and improves mental health when you are happy.
Cook Something For Your Partner
Going to a restaurant or eating the usual food might feel monotonous.
Therefore, go the extra mile and do something different. For example, why not test your cooking skills?
When you intend to do something different, it is essential to understand that you must try things that you have done before.
Prepare something that your partner loves eating.
You shouldn’t be worried if it doesn’t come out perfectly, but not trying is not an option.
We are sure whatever you will make for her, she is going to love it.
Go On A Drive
The idea is to have the presence of your partner with you where no one can disturb you!
As it is essential to strengthen your bond with her, with so much hassle, people tend to get less time to spend with their loved ones.
When you are in love, such moments should be used to the best of your abilities, and you should ensure that your partner recognizes your love.
So take her out on a drive, play romantic music, and enjoy the journey.
You both can recall your old memories of the hardships in your relationship. It can also be the best opportunity to resolve conflicts if there are any.
Don’t forget to take pictures of you both together, as when you look back on such occasions, they bring a refreshing feeling.
Plan For A Movie Night
You should make sure to dedicate the whole day to your partner and do only the things she likes.
So make it more unique and go to watch a movie of your partner’s favorite actor.
Doing things that your companion likes surely will impact her more. This can be the easiest way to make someone realize that you put their preferences before yourself.
Therefore, everything will become more exciting while you try to please her. Also, making such a gesture will make your task easy.
Do Extended Commitments
Women always seek long-term commitments, as they want to be sure about their future.
So what better time are you looking to make commitments?
Therefore, you should make sure to express your feelings for her and tell her about spending the future together.
Being in love is about ensuring your companion that she holds importance in your life, and extended commitments are the best mode to do it practically.
So the day that is celebrated for love is the best time to do it.
Final Thoughts on Things to do on Valentine’s Day
Whenever you find an opportunity to celebrate and express love to your partner, you should not waste it.
Valentine’s day is the best chance you can have to put a smile on your partner’s face.
Nature won’t be fortunate to you every time. Therefore, ensure that you do everything in your capacity to maximize this prospect.
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Most Awesome Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend
Looking for the best name to call your best friend? We got you. We have compiled a list of the best 250+ nicknames perfect for all personalities.
Nicknames are more than just a fun name to call your friend or loved one. They tell a mini story about that person, the connection you have with them and how much they mean to you. They, in a way, signify your bond to that person.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t give out nicknames easily. They have to be perfectly cultivated to encapsulate every beautiful, or not so beautiful, thing about the person who is given the name.
It can’t be super boring, basic, or plain (unless of course, that person is boring, but you love them for it anyway). A nickname has to be perfect; no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it, the name has to be absolutely perfect.
Now, after hearing my spiel about how important nicknames are, I am sure you are thinking about the fact that your girl best friend doesn’t have one.
I bet the panic is staring to set in now, “Why doesn’t my girl best friend have a nickname???” and “Why is my nickname for my girl best friend so bad?? How can I make it better?” Take a deep breath and worry no more.
Below are the best nicknames for your girl best friend and they aren’t super plain or basic. If you’re looking for names like those, then this isn’t the article for you because plain nicknames are pretty easy to come up with.
But hey, if that’s the perfect fit for your girl best friend by all means, use that nickname.
Continuing on, below I have taken the nickname game to the next level by organizing all the nicknames into categories.
Simply look through the category that suites your relationship and choose from 50 names, or better yet, use my examples to come up with the perfect custom nickname for your girl best friend.
No matter what name you end up choosing or creating, she will love it!
Before you begin, remember, the nickname process can be a long one and it deserves the time. The perfect nickname can be tricky to find, however, you will know when you’ve found the perfect name because it will fit effortlessly.
Also, if it is the perfect nickname, it may stick with your girl best friend for the rest of her life. So, again, make sure it’s the right name for her! Enjoy the nickname process!
- Smart Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend
- Funny Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend
- Sassy Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend
- Dirty Nicknames to Call Your Girl Best Friend
- Sweet Nicknames to Call Your Girl Best Friend
Smart Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend
Below are some cute smart nicknames to call your girl best friend who always seems to have the answers to everything.
Now, this could be in life, school, or simply random facts; this girl knows it all and more importantly, this girl deserves the perfect nickname.
Consider the options below!
- Big Brains
- Young Sheldon
- Course Hero
- Grade Saver
- The President
- The Secretary
- The Brains
- The Saver
- The Main
- The Teacher
- The Knower
- Shooting Star
- Magic Lady
Funny Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend
Funny, original nicknames are hard to come by these days. It seems as though every good nickname is attributed to someone you already know; therefore, you can’t use it.
If you find this happening to you, consider the list below. This list contains some funny nicknames you may or may not have heard of before.
If you have, consider them as a steppingstone to help you find or create the perfect funny nickname.
- Ding Dong
- Light Weight
- Special __ (letter of their name, ex. Special K)
- The first letter of their name (ex. B)
- Anything based off of their last name
- Barn Dog
Sassy Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend
We all have that one sassy best friend that deserves an equally sassy nickname. If you are struggling to find the perfectly balanced, or not so balanced, sassy nickname look at the list below.
This list has sassy, sassy sweet, feisty, and so many other sassy styles of nicknames for you to choose from.
Browse below and find the best sassy nickname for your girl best friend.
- The Weed
- Pea Brain
- Bean Stalk
- Fuzz Ball
- Your Highness
- Puff Bal
Dirty Nicknames to Call Your Girl Best Friend
Before you choose a nickname from the list below, make sure that your girl best friend is ok with the nickname.
If she gives you the greenlight, then browse below to find the perfect dirty nickname for her. But again, make sure to confirm that she is ok with one of the names below!
- Hot Stuff
- Cold Stuff
- Her last name (ex. Brown) (Keep it as is or change it up, ex. Brownie)
- Bun Bun
- Baby Girl
- My Girl
- Sexy Pants
- Sweet Cheeks
- Sugar Lips
Sweet Nicknames to Call Your Girl Best Friend
Finding a nickname for your sweet girl best friend is usually pretty easy. There are many cute names out there that you could call her.
However, listed below, are some of my all-time favorites. Use this list to pick the perfect nickname.
- Love bug
- Poo Bear
- Snuggle Bug
- Cuddle Bug
- Pookie Bear
- Baby Bear
- Sugar Snap
- Soul Mate
- Boo Boo
- Soul Sister
- Lady Bug
- Fun Size
Final Thoughts on Names to Call Your Girl Best Friend
Friendships are some of the most important relationships we will ever have, therefore, making sure that your bestie has the perfect nickname is very important.
Some friendships are sweet, while others sassy and feisty, but no matter what type of relationship, a nickname should be fitting for both you and your friend (especially because you will be the one calling them said nickname, so you better like it too).
Also, I want to say, using a nickname that is coined “basic” or “overused” doesn’t mean it’s bad. It is a way for you to connect with your friend and it will be meaningful to you and her.
Therefore, even if the nickname is “basic”, it will be more than meets the eye because it bonds the two of you.
If you are struggling or, rather, were struggling to find the perfect nickname, I hope the list above was helpful in finding the perfect nickname or discovering an original one of your own!
No matter what you chose, your girl best friend will love it!
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