New Year’s Resolutions For Students 2019 Making New Year’s resolutions is the easy part. But sticking with them throughout the year can be tough.
Here’s a list of common student resolutions and tips from student experience how to make them stick. However, it is important to remember that the New Year isn’t meant to serve as a catalyst for sweeping character changes. It is a time for people to reflect on their past year’s behavior and promise to make positive lifestyle changes.
10. Make Plans for the Future
While in college, you’re constantly making major decisions that will have an impact on your future, as you plan for further education, apply for jobs and evaluate relationships. It can feel overwhelming. Try focusing on one decision at a time, researching and evaluating your options to make informed decisions.
Student support and advising are often provided by colleges, so take advantage of the experts at your disposal and plan for your next life stage.
Not only does it feel great to contribute to your community, but volunteering also looks great on a resume. Look for opportunities to donate your time and talents through your student association or student services office. Some colleges even plan group community service activities for student volunteers, so you can make new friends in the process.
8. Find Balance
Schedule time for study, fitness, and entertainment. A little fun and a lot of balance will help you feel energized and less stressed, and you’ll be less likely to procrastinate.
7. Learn New Skills
Take an elective course, or find a club with like-minded individuals to enjoy new experiences and develop new skills. For those who have left school behind them, Colleges offers continuing education courses in 200 subject areas. Find classes to indulge your love of learning, expand your skills or sample different types of job activities.
6. Get a Part-time Job
Contact your school’s career services office for information about part-time work on campus. They often provide networking events, resources for finding jobs, interview skills counseling and training in the “soft skills” employers value (such as customer service and communication).
It’s also a good idea to start looking for a summer internship/co-op placement now so you can relax later in the semester when you’re busy with term papers and exams and have less time to devote to a summer job search.
5. Money Matters: Find Financial Stability
Financial resources shouldn’t be a barrier to education. That’s why colleges provide financial assistance resources to help students pay for their education. Create a reasonable budget for each month, considering everything from tuition and textbooks to entertainment, food, and savings.
Apply for scholarships, awards, and bursaries that can help subsidize education endeavors. Students should also review their finances annually and set achievable goals for the year. Ask a final-year business student for help if you want on-going assistance. Don’t just make a budget – stick to it.
4. Broaden Your Horizons
A great college experience is about finding balance. Of course, studying hard, excelling in your courses and gaining workplace-ready skills is essential. But it is also important to make friends, experience new things and have fun. Seek out opportunities to get involved through student leadership programs, athletics, clubs or student associations, which can contribute to a rewarding and unique college experience.
3. Be More Health Conscious
Take advantage of your school’s fitness facilities. Fees tend to be low, or already included in student benefits. Family physicians can also be a great resource to help students identify a fitness/nutrition plan that works best for their lifestyle.
2. Get More Sleep
Increasing the amount and quality of sleep you get can be as easy as exercising more and getting rid of afternoon naps. Not only will you feel better and be more alert for early classes, but you’ll also help curb addictions to energy drinks and coffee.
1. Improve Your Grades
Every college has student support and tutoring services available to help manage academics. Peer Learning, for example, provides study tips, hosts workshops and offers free drop-in services to help students discover their learning style. Also, consider joining (or starting!) a study group with classmates.