A Collegiate's Guide to New Year's Resolutions
This year is going to be AWESOME.
You can just feel it, right? 2019 is your year.
Here are some tips to creating the best New Year's Resolution list for balancing school, Greek Life, clubs, work, and everything else!
- Always focus on school first! Before going out to a social event or out with friends, ask yourself if you're fully prepared for the next day or the week ahead. If the answer is a total no, you should prioritize your time.
- DON'T PROCRASTINATE. It's the easiest thing to do, but remind yourself to get a little done every day.
- Go to more non-mandatory events, whether it's with your chapter or with clubs on campus. People put work and time into these events and you're helping them out by attending!
- Use your planner (and really use it!) Planning out your days, weeks, and months is a great way to see what's ahead at a glance and to help you remember everything that's most important. Always jot down deadlines and important dates immediately when you get them. Write down all due dates if your syllabus provides you with a schedule of assignments and exam dates. Use highlighters and colored pens to organize your planner.
- Read more. Dedicate 30mins - 1 hr per day to read, preferably at night before bed.
- Limit daily phone use and social media addiction.
- A great studying tip: DO NOT BRING YOUR PHONE. You will get so much done this way.
- Create study groups and have great communication.
- Be the one that goes for the assignment when assigned a group project. Don't let someone else establish the group's foundation, instead you do it for once!
- Join a new club or aim to be in an honor society.
- Don't let your laundry pile up. It gets in the way and will eventually stress you out. Do a little every other day.
- Drink plenty of water and get plenty of rest.
- Stay healthy, eat right, and have a routine for a little daily exercise to clear your mind.
- Don't kill yourself trying to make straight A's. Yes, they're great but you'll also feel awesome even if you make a few B's especially in those tougher classes. Don't feel like you have to out-smart everyone else, just do your very best while balancing out your life and you'll succeed.
You can do it! Have a great New Year and Spring Semester 2019!
- Andrew Carreon