It’s the start of a new year, and while I’m constantly trying to better myself, the perfectionist in me loves a “clean slate”. Therefore, I have taken this opportunity to reflect and set goals for myself.
1. Find the Right Balance
I want to be able to say that I did my best both as a student and as a friend this school year. Academics aside, college holds the potential to be some of the best years of your life. I want to make sure I take advantage of this time and create lasting friendships.
2. Try Something New
College offers many clubs and activities. My biggest challenge is getting out of my comfort zone. There are many things I hope to tick off my bucket list this year.
3. Make the Most of My Surroundings
Every college is in a different location, and the focus of activities will vary depending on this. My school is in California. It’s next to the beach and less than an hour from LA. I want to make the most of these opportunities by going to concerts, surfing and hiking.
4. Check in with Myself
Being aware of your mental health is essential. Taking on too much or failing to check-in on myself means that sometimes I miss the signs that tell me things are not going well. While academics are important, health is always the priority.
5. Sweat it Out
Working out on a regular basis helps me to de-stress and maintain a positive body image. When I get my heart going and start to sweat (not always a good look) I sleep better, feel healthier, and it improves my ability to concentrate.
I’m excited about the new year. After all, goals should give motivation, not cause stress.
Do you have any new year’s resolutions?