I am fairly certain that in college my body was 50% cheap beer. Between marathon sessions of studying and partying alike I wish I would have paid more attention to my water intake. Health authorities recommend eight, eight ounce glasses of water a day. Since drinking alcohol can severely dehydrate drinking at least a glass of water between each beverage will help lessen the hangover factor. Plus you won't act like such a slob. Win/Win.
2. Wear Sunscreen
Being a college student at San Diego State meant many, many beach days. We studied at the beach, partied at the beach, heck there was even some classes at the beach! My friends and I were always lusting after golden skin and sun kissed hair. While the goal was to get as tan as possible, that also meant exposing our skin to harmful UV rays.With cancer sadly not going away anytime soon, we should all be as proactive as possible to prevent it. Applying sunscreen before sun exposure of at least 50 SPF is a pretty easy solution.
3. Take care of your skin
Speaking of protecting your skin, I wish I had done better at taking care of mine. Having a nighttime routine is beneficial at any age but starting when your skin is youthful is beneficial. Always wash your face before bed and moisturize (with an SPF lotion!) if anything. It may help keep away the crows feet a little longer and the zits at bay.
4. Pay your bills on time
Luckily this is something I have always done (thanks dad!) but one thing that goes with you long after college (well I guess that could be a lot of things - gross!) is your credit score. Make sure to always pay your bills on time and keep your credit score as high as possible. Once you ding that bad boy it is much harder to get it back up again. And when it comes time to apply for a car or put a down payment on a house those three little numbers will carry a lot of weight.
5. Love Yourself
Long before Justin Beiber sang those lyrics I wish I had appreciated them a little more. Living in San Diego meant I was constantly surrounded by beautiful people. I should have realized more often than not that I was one of them. We can get so wrapped up in everything we are not we forget to love everything that we are. "And I never like to admit that I was wrong" but oh was I wrong about that one.
What is something you wish you started doing in your twenties?
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