If you are anything like me, you go into a new semester with plans of getting your act together and finishing the semester strong. However, if you are anything like me, this plan typically does not last long. I have good intentions, but poor execution, so here is a comparison of my goals to my reality.
1. I will be super organized.
I plan to get my act together this semester. I am going to write down every assignment in my planner so I don't miss any.
Reality: I will lose my planner immediately
While I plan to get organized, I lose my planner somewhere in the craziness of the first couple weeks of school and do not find it again until the end of the semester.
2. I will go to all my classes
This semester I am going to get serious about school. It is straight A's from here on out, and I am going to do so by attending all my classes, no matter how tired I am.
Reality: I will oversleep and miss a class during the second week.
During the second week, I will forget to set an alarm or won't hear it go off, and I will oversleep and miss class. This probably won't be the only time it happens.
3. I will go to bed on at a decent time.
This semester I am actually going to get the recommended 8-9 hours of sleep every night. I will wake up a refreshed, productive human.
Reality: I will stay up until 2 am the night before my first class.
I won't even make it a day into the semester before sticking to my usual bad habit of staying up way too late and ending up way too tired to function the next day.
4. I will get work done early.
Since I will have all my assignments written down in my planner, I will be able to start on them early, do a little at a time and ultimately turn my assignments in early.
Reality: 11:58 counts as early, right?
If the assignment isn't due until 11:59 pm then 11:58 pm still counts as early, so I will still be doing all right on this goal.
5. I will eat healthy.
This semester I am not going to eat Taco Bell three times in a week. I am going to eat lots of vegetables and maybe even meal prep.
Reality: I will still eat Taco Bell three times a week.
Who am I kidding? Taco Bell is good and meal prep is not. There is no way I have enough self control to break this bad habit.
6. I will exercise more.
I am going to get up early every morning and hit the gym or go on a run. I am really going to take care of my body this semester.
Reality: Walking to class definitely counts as exercise.
There is no way I am getting up early since I've been up since 2 a.m., not to mention running is the worst. I just don't hate myself enough to do it.
7. I will Keep My Room Clean.
I will throw away unnecessary things and keep my room clean so that it can be a more productive space.
Reality: I will immediately destroy my room
I will bring back way too much stuff from home, and before I can put it all away, I will be overwhelmed by the semester.
8. I am going to spend less money.
I am going to budget my money and not spend it on random things I find on Amazon at 2 a.m.
Reality: I am addicted to online shopping and refuse to stop.
Online shopping is how I cope with stress. Plus there isn't much else to do at 2 am, and Amazon has such great stuff.