New Year’s Resolutions for Students

Happy New Year students! Photo taken from Mind Body Green.

It’s almost 2013, and it’s time to make those New Year’s Resolutions. Maybe 2012 wasn’t your best year in school, or maybe you feel like you can really make some improvements in 2013. With a new year and a new semester, now is the perfect time to start making educational goals. Not sure what your resolution should be? We have a few ideas to help you start 2013 on the right foot.

1. Be more organized.
When you’re a busy student, it’s easy to let your organizational skills slide. Back in September, you were on top of things, but once December rolled around, your backpack was overflowing with papers and your notes got jumbled together. This year, strive to be more organized. Keep an assignment book; stock up on file folders; clean out your backpack and the desktop of your computer. You’ll find things more easily and start with a clear head.

2. Get involved.
Last semester you were feeling things out, getting used to your school, teachers, and classes, but maybe you weren’t as involved as you would like to be. This semester is your time to shine. Scope out the clubs, activities, sororities, fraternities, sports, and groups on campus. You’ll meet new people and spend time doing what you enjoy.

3.  Plan an educational trip or internship.
If your school is offering a field trip, an opportunity to study abroad, an internship, or a work study program, take it! These are experiences that you may never get again, and trying something new will make you a more well-rounded student and person. If money is getting in the way of your goals, use GoEnnounce to help fundraise and make it happen!

4. Get healthy.
Was last semester filled with too many light night pepperoni pizzas and bags of potato chips? In 2013, strive to live a bit healthier. Choose a measurable goal like “go to the gym two times per week,” or “eat an extra serving of veggies each day.” With a healthier lifestyle, you’ll be surprised at how much better you’ll do in school too.

5. Use your resources.
This semester tell yourself that you will not be afraid to ask for help. If you’re struggling in a class, need some help studying, or want some advice… ask for it! Start a study group with some of your friends; visit your professor during office hours; talk to a sibling or older student about their experiences. You’ll be glad you did.

Happy New Year students! We look forward to an amazing 2013.

Meghan & Melissa Davis

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