Another year means another crop of New Year’s resolutions that motivate people to go to the gym, eat healthier, and work harder, at least for January. But if you’re in college, there’s a good chance that you’re looking for some New Year’s resolutions for students that will help you not to improve your life in a more general way
Instead, try to follow these general guidelines and let New Year’s serve as a kind reminder that it is never too late to improve yourself. If you are a college student, the new year can present hope and growth, propelling you towards a more positive academic year and more enjoyable college experience. Try them out yourself!
New Year’s Resolutions For College Students 2020
10. Focus On Yourself
It’s easy to get caught up in friendship drama and hookup insanity, but college is a time to focus on your development as a human being. You’re doing great!.
9. Make A Friend In Every Class
You have someone to message when you forget due dates and someone to make eye contact with when someone says something questionable in the lecture.
8. Think About Your Career
College is an important time to start thinking about your career, whether getting an internship or figuring out exactly what you want to do. Take advantage of your school’s career development services while you can.
7. Keep Tabs On Your Bank Account
College may be the first time you have a debit card, and expenses on food, alcohol, and online shopping (no shame) can add up. Make sure you don’t dip too low by checking your balance every few days, and be sure to keep some money in your savings.
6. Be Wary Of Shots
While there’s certainly nothing wrong with enjoying a drink or two, getting shot-happy can be super dangerous. If you’re reaching for the shot glasses, make sure that you wait a bit in between each shot, so it doesn’t all hit you at once, and be sure to down plenty of water. Your hangover will thank you.
5. Learn How To Multitask
I’m not going to tell you to give up your TV, because that would be unreasonable and unrealistic.
4. Find A Study Spot
You know that studying in your bed never works out, so stop doing it already. There are numerous campus spots from the library to a cafe studying for your course to help you get better grades.
3. Set A Routine
Start waking up around the same time every day (during the week, at least), and be sure not to lay in bed for an hour. Once you start getting into a routine (eating, getting dressed, going about your day), your productivity greatly increases.
2. Make Your Bed Every Day
Sometimes your room gets messy — that’s a side-effect of life. But if you make your bed every morning, you’ll start your day on a productive note and make your living space a little tidier. Your mom had a point!.
1. Come To Class Prepared
Okay, I understand that sometimes, there is just no way your reading will get done. It happens to the best of us.
Do whatever you can to make sure you can understand whatever your professor is talking about, whether that means reading SparkNotes, going through Wikipedia, or simply skimming the reading before class. You’ll have a much easier time keeping up.