Each week College Scoops shares interesting articles we have read throughout the week about life in college, college tips, college admissions, or parenting tips.
There is something to be said for having a good routine to start and end the day with.
We loved reading this article from Zapier especially the part about “Making Your Bed” with this advice from Navy Seal Admiral William H. McCraven:
“If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another. And by the end of the day that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed.
Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that the little things in life matter. If you can’t do the little things right, you’ll never be able to do the big things right. And if by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made — that you made. And a made bed gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.
It’s all about the small things.”
I think this article will be required reading for my kids this summer!
National Decision Day
May 1st is National Decision Day for colleges. Students (and parents) may be feeling many different types of emotions – excitement, fear, joy, exhaustion, and possibly disappointment. Adam Grant, author of the Originals and Wharton professor wrote an article that resonated with me and it might just resonate with you and your child too. He comments in his article, How to Bounce Back From Rejection, “We are more than the bullet points on our resumes. We are better than the sentences we string together into a word salad under the magnifying glass of an interview. No one is rejecting us. They are rejecting a sample of our work, sometimes only after seeing it through a foggy lens.”