Whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, the adjustment to college life can seem daunting. New people, new places, new schedule. Yet it’s also incredibly exciting and full of possibilities. All it takes is a little bit of effort to push yourself out of your comfort zone and thrive in your new environment!

Tips for Introverts

#1 Take it slow and steady

No need to push yourself too hard; you’ll get plenty of opportunities to meet new people. If you’re excited to get out there, then have a blast! If you’re tuckered out, take a rain check for the next adventure.

#2 Use the buddy system

Everything’s easier when you have a friend by your side! Ask your roommate or a new classmate to attend an event or join a club with you. Odds are they will be thrilled and flattered you even asked! 

#3 Schedule alone time

FOMO is real. It can be tempting to cram your schedule full of gatherings in an effort to keep up with the crowd. When you’re scheduling out all your fun, intentionally leave a few gaps in your calendar so you have guaranteed alone time to relax and recharge.

Tips for Extroverts

#1 Find your squad

You’re going to meet so many amazing people, you’ll probably want to hang out with all of them. Just make sure you don’t stretch yourself too thin! Finding a core group of friends gives you a home base to connect and recharge with.

#2 Create healthy study habits

The relationships you forge in college can last a lifetime. But so can the things you learn, so make sure you find a healthy balance of both. If group study sessions are too distracting, make sure to schedule some solo study time.

#3 Schedule alone time

Yes, even extroverts need alone time every once in a while. Amidst the bustle of college life, do some selfcare, read your favorite book, or go for a nice long stroll in nature by yourself.

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