5 Ways To Achieve Your New Years And Semester Goals
Start writing a post
Student Life

5 Ways To Achieve Your Goals This New Year And Semester

Resolutions are known for never sticking but try these tips!

29
5 Ways To Achieve Your Goals This New Year And Semester
https://styledstock.co/free-stock-photos/working-on-bed-3/

We all have goals and ideas of how we want to change our daily habits, and these are things we think about the most when the New Year begins. I hope these tips can help you bring those goals to fruition!

Make Sure Your Goals Are Realistic!

When the New Year comes around, we all have all these hopes and expectations for ourselves that may not be the most realistic and can end up causing more harm than good. In order to avoid this, you should take a look at your resolutions and turn them into smaller, more achievable goals. In the end, that will feel better and help boost your confidence to tackle bigger goals when the time comes!

Set "Do" Dates!

After you figure out what your goals are, set up a date by when you want to achieve each of your goals. Remember, be realistic about your "do" dates. By having a physical day/time, it makes it easier for step 3, which is planning!

Plan, Plan, Plan!

Using a planner has been the biggest helper in my first semester of college. I normally make my schedule for the week on Sundays and I try to keep my planner out and next to me as often as I can. Multicolored pens are also very helpful when planning because certain colors can represent certain priorities and the colors help you to see what to attend to first.

Accountability (Use The Buddy System)!

By telling your goals to a sibling, best friend and/or significant other, you are letting them hold you accountable to your own goals. And maybe, some of their goals might align with yours, which might be an opportunity to tackle the goal together!

Use Positive Affirmations!

I used to feel like I needed 100 different affirmations; one for every scenario that could possibly occur, but then I realized that I just needed to find one that could give me the strength and confidence I need in situations where I feel weak. I noticed that by having a positive affirmation (or multiple, if that's your thing!), then I feel much more motivated and inclined to succeed in my goals for myself.

Let's all kill it in our Spring semester, as well as 2019!!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

90807
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less
Lifestyle

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

62701
loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets
StableDiffusion

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments