The start of a new year presents an opportunity to rebuild yourself from the last. A resolution is meant for an individual to set goals for the new year ahead. For college students, each year can bring forth a new collection of stress and anxiety. However, by setting resolutions, one can prepare themselves for a better semester. These 19 resolutions are simple enough to follow and stick to within your hectic college life.
Strive for better grades.
Whether it be that 4.0 or just better than last semester, do the best you can do.
On anything. Reading, writing, or studying. Stay proactive on your to-do list.
Do not wait till the last minute to study for an exam.
Prepare yourself ahead of time. Create a studying schedule to avoid stressing.
No more all-nighters.
Go to professors' office hours.
Read more outside of school.
Don't just stick to the required reading of the syllabus, expand your options within literature.
Don't skip your morning class to sleep.
Don't stay up all night binging Netflix on a week night.
Instead of watching tv until 3 a.m., get some rest. Sleep is more important than the next episode.
Get an adequate amount of sleep.
Strive for seven hours of sleep instead of three with four cups of coffee. Although, don't think that allows for you to sleep through class to get those hours -- go to bed earlier.
Get out of the house on the weekends.
Instead of parking it on the couch all weekend, go explore or try something new.
Take advantage of the campus gym, try yoga, or even go for a jog.
Avoid wearing the same clothes for multiple days in a row.
We all guilty of the "my Tuesday/Thursday classes don't see what I wore to my Monday/Wednesday/Friday class."
Call your parents.
Cook for yourself.
Make an actual meal for yourself instead of ramen or cereal. Try healthier options instead of fast food or the dining hall.
Focus on your mental health.
Take time to relax and care for yourself. Take a nap, a bath, or do a face mask.
Drink more water!
Whether it be keeping a detailed calendar/ planner or keeping up with a clean room. An organized life can lead to a clear mind.
Make time for your friends.
Learn to budget.
Set financial goals for each month. College budgets are tights and it's time to organize them for future stability.
Now get ready to welcome a new you in 2019!