How To Start Your Semester Off Right
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How To Start Your Semester Off Right

A guide for a new semester

How To Start Your Semester Off Right

For us college students, Winter Break never seems long enough. This year, three weeks was definitely not long enough to rest and recover from the Fall semester before the chaos of Christmas came along, and only 5 days later came the New Years celebrations. Where did the time go? Now that you're back in Athens and back in action, here are some helpful tips to start off the semester right so you can tackle and conquer what this next four months will bring.

1. Focus on school

Get a head start and get your books now, go to classes (even though it's drop/add week and you were out very late every night last week), sit in the front row of said classes and pay attention. Make a good first impression on the first day - getting a face to your name will help you when final grades come around and the professor already knows who you are and how hard you're trying to get a good grade.

2. Focus on yourself

Get yourself prepared to be happy this semester. Do the things that you need to do to get ready for the ups and downs you know life is going to throw at you. You need to be ready for everything this semester so you can ensure that you'll have all the necessary tools to handle anything. This is our time to be as selfish as possible before we're in the real world and actually, have to think of other people.

3. Commit 100% to whatever you're getting involved in this semester

A lot of times, our college-aged brains struggle with time management, thus, we over-commit to things we can't always give our undivided attention to a lot of times. This accident can cause a lot of strain on our relational awareness of others and may even leave us feeling more overwhelmed with life. Limit yourself to what you can manage and give it your all.

4. Only do what you love

If you're not loving what you're doing on a daily basis, why are you doing it? Life is way too short to waste it on things that don't make your life better. I know that the stress of jobs, money and your entire future is practically shoved down your throat every day in college, but if you're not happy with the idea of your future - then you need to change something. Happiness is the most important thing this semester!

5. HAVE FUN!!!!!!!

Do I even need to explain this? Do't take this freedom for granted, it won't last very much longer. Enjoy every single second of this journey!!!

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