Preparing for the New Year
- Choose resolutions that create more of something in your life, rather than restricting yourself
- Stay accountable by sharing your resolutions with friends and family
- Write your resolutions down somewhere you can see them every day
- Remind yourself of the “why” behind your resolutions when you’re tempted to give up
- Let go of perfectionism; if you stray from your resolutions, try again tomorrow!
1. Raise Your Hand in Class More Often
2. Create a Time Management Plan
- Create a list of your assignments and tests and break each item into tasks.
- Determine how much time you’ll need to complete each specific task and add this information to your list.
- Mark down daily obligations (like school pickup) and special events (like birthday parties) in your calendar. Note the time frames when you’ll be able to focus on schoolwork.
- Add in assignment and test deadlines on the appropriate days. Then, fill in each task you’ll work on during your focus hours. Remember to account for the time each task will take.
- Set a timer while you work to keep track of time. If you find yourself going over your time limit, ask why the task is taking longer and if the extra time you’re spending is adding value.
How to Manage Time Between Studying and Working
3. Be Patient with Yourself
4. Set Realistic Goals for Your Studies
5. Challenge Yourself to Try New Things
- Make new friends by starting a conversation with a classmate
- Volunteer for an extracurricular club or committee
- Network with professionals in your industry
- Learn to love a subject you previously disliked
- Connect with the Career Services team to prepare for your future job search