Updated: Apr 24, 2020
College life is the most important phase of one's life.You may be wasting your college life by doing all the unnecessary and unproductive things without even realising it .Wasting these four golden years of your life can destroy your future to a high extent.
Most crucial phase of a student's life is the period of transition from his school life to college life.The shift from a fixed,diciplined system to a life with a lot of freedom is totally challenging for students.During the initial days, students waste a lot of time by doing the things that are not at all necessary and fully unproductive due to lack of guidance.
Signs that you are wasting your college life:
1.Joining multiple clubs: Clubs and societies are integral parts of college life.Joining a club of your interest is very important at the initial days of your college.You will meet a lot of people there which is helpful to build a friend circle with same interests.Clubs and societies help you to nurture your talents and give you a platform to showcase your talents.But joining multiple clubs just for the sake of joining will be a complete waste.It will decrease your interest which will lead to resign from the society or clubs you joined.
2.Wrong friend circle:Without friends, you cannot survive your college life.College life is all about friendships.But being surrounded by the wrong guys is very dangerous.You will end up with regrets.Always be very selective in being friend with someone.You are completely wasting your college life if you are still surrounded by people who always inspire you to do all the wrong things. It can destroy your future too.Always be friend with someone who pushes you forward, not brings you down.
3.Ralationship:The kids from schools start chasing girls desperately once they are in college.Relationship is good if it helps you chasing your dream, improves you as a person and make you feel happy.Otherwise a complete waste of time.Students in college want to be in relationship just for the sake of showing it up to others which later turns into a nightmare for them.You are wasting your college life to a great extent if you are still running after someone keeping behind all your goals and ambitions.Dont be mad for a relationship.If it happens, fine.Otherwise be happy with yourself.Never rush after anyone in life.
4.Learn new skills:Your college life will be a complete waste if you do not learn any new skills in these four years of time.You have a lot of free time.Utilise it to learn some new skills.Skills can be anything like coding which can help in your professional life later or guitar which will help you to keep your mind free from stress.Dont waste these years by doing nothing which you may have to regret later.
5.Be a leader:Take part in events your college organises.Choose an event of your interest and participate and if possible try to organise some events on your own.These are small things but at the end your leadership quality will be improved.Present corporate or startup world don't need people only with knowledge,they need leaders.You will waste your whole college life if you never try to lead.Always try to be the front man in everything.This will improve your confidence too.
6.Attendance: Bunking classes is fine in college which contains a hell lot of fun.But bunking classes to a very high extent can be very dangerous.You may be refrained from appearing in your exams,So bunk classes, but always keep this in mind.
7.Not studying at all: Dont go for an exam by not studying at all.After all you came here to study engineering.Atleast start studying from 15 days prior to your exam.Thats enough.Most of the companies come for placement don't prefer someone with backlogs.Fun is important but don't take your study for granted.
8.Over study:Studying all the time during college life is more foolish than not studying at all. This is not your school.Here you have to learn skills, make network with people,do the things you love and experience new things in life.College is a place for holistic development which make you ready to face the real world.Dont be a fool by being too serious about studies.Enjoy the life at college.You are never going to get this life back once you passed out from this place.
9.College fest:Never miss your college fest.These are the memories which will be cherished for lifetime.Attending concerts of international bands,renowed bollywood singers and International Djs by staying alive whole of the night are hell lot of fun.These memories will turn into nostalgia one day.Dont waste your college life by not doing all of these which you will certainly have to regret later.
10.Branded items: Students specifically from the middle class background starts buying expensive cloths,watch,branded bags just to match with the rich kids.Dont do such stupid things.Always be real and never go after materialistic things.Instead buy cloths from normal store which fit you, wear watch from ordinary brands but carry yourself properly with confidence. Materislistic things don't last forever.Real class is shown in your behaviour.Never involve in showing off culture, instead try to add value to yourself by learning new skills.
11.Impressing teachers: Students try to impress teachers to get some extra marks and to be ahead of others in ranking.May be this helps you scoring higher but you will loose a lot of friends.Remember,in college life,frienship is more important than teachers. In life when you will be facing some problems, your friends will be there,not your teachers in most of the cases.Never try to be a teachers' guy.
If you still satisfy any of these, then please try to overcome it as early as possible.Donot destroy your future by wasting whole of your college life by doing all these things.