As this next semester is quickly approaching, I have been thinking about goals that I would like to set for myself. I am sure other people are thinking the same thing, and wanting to make some changes this semester because you know what they say, "new year, new me." I always look at the new year as a way to restart and set goals to help me feel accomplished throughout the year. So here are some goals I have thought about that hopefully other people would like to accomplish as well.
Get that GPA up!
The start of a new semester is always a good time to come up with a different way of studying, or note-taking that will help you to keep up your grades. Come up with a new system that works for you and try to stick with it! It will be so rewarding at the end of the semester to see those good grades!
I know, I know, nobody really likes the idea of working out or exercising, but HEAR ME OUT! You can get decent exercise in just by doing simple things. Walk to class instead of taking the bus, take the stairs instead of the elevator, or even park a little farther from the entrance of your building. Little things like this can really add up!
Take your makeup off before bed!
Now I know that normally, a lot of girls do this, but if you're anything like me, you lay down to watch TV and just get too lazy to get up to take off your makeup. This is actually so bad for your skin, and honestly, a little gross. So take five minutes (if that) before bed and take some makeup remover wipes to that beautiful face, it will be beneficial in the long run.
Dress up sometimes!
You know the phrase, "sweatpants, hair tied, chillin with no makeup on?" I usually live by that. I love being able to rub my eyes without messing up my makeup, and let's be real: everyone loves wearing comfy pants. But I have come to learn that when you look good, you feel good. Sometimes throwing on a pair of jeans and a cute top can be just enough to make a girl feel like she can conquer the day, so I encourage girls to dress up a little more often! And if you feel confident in yogas in a messy bun, then by all means, rock it!
Less Netflix, more adventures
Don't get me wrong, I love binge-watching Gilmore Girls as much as the next person, but there is a whole world out there waiting to be discovered. Netflix will always be there, but in time, you and your friends will graduate, you'll move out of your college town, and you'll want more to remember than all those nights you stayed in and wasted your night away.
I love making lists and writing in my planner and whiteboard, and ultimately trying to keep my life organized. However, it is a lot easier said than done. Make it a goal to devote an hour or less every Sunday to sit down and organize your weekly schedule, assignments, and special events.
Drink more water!
I know this is sometimes annoying to hear, but drinking water is so important and I know I don't do it near enough. It is recommended that you drink two liters of water a day, and there are so many benefits to it. These include: less fatigue, clearer skin, productivity booster, and hangover help (hello, who doesn't want that?).
Spend money wisely
This is kind of a no-brainer but I know there are some people that just really suck at budgeting, no matter how hard they try. Try to save back a certain amount of money each week or each paycheck, and don't buy things you know you don't need. Maybe set a goal for something that you want to pay for like spring break or summer vacation, so it will be easier to want to save money.
If you're in college, chances are your student rec center offers free classes. Utilize them! I greatly encourage you to try yoga at least once. It is very relaxing and can even be fun with the right instructor. And if you don't like it, at least you didn't have to pay for it!
You're in college and these are supposed to be the best years of your life! Let loose a little, do what's going to make YOU happy, don't stress so much!