Back to School Goals

Back to School Goals

Back to school is right around the corner and the last thing anyone wants to do is sit down and lay out some goals for the upcoming school year. So I thought I’d save you some time and compile a list of goals you should set for the new year.

1. Avoid Procrastination!

We’ve all been there. There have been test we’ve crammed for and projects that we’ve pushed back until the last minute, especially group projects. However, getting work done in a timely manner can prevent stress as you get closer to the due date. Not to mention it feels great to be done with work early so that you have time to relax and focus on other things.

2. DON’T STRESS AS MUCH.

LOL, right even I struggled with this in school. No matter how far ahead of things I got I always stressed about something while in school. Now this one goes hand in hand with the first goal. When I was in school I always tried to stay active on campus, whether it was being involved in student government, clubs or the student run radio station. These extra activities kept me busy but proved to be overwhelming from time to time, but in the end proved to be well worth it. So if you’re like me and need to stay involved remember staying on top of you work and focusing on yourself on your down time will reduce your stress levels.

3. Have fun.

Regardless of what school level you’re in the school year goes by fast. So amidst all the stress that school brings, remember to have fun and make memories that will last a lifetime.

4. Make a new friend outside your “group.”

There is nothing more satisfying especially in college then to make a new friend out side of your core group. Step outside your comfort zone and dare to befriend someone new. Don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation, putting yourself out there isn’t as scary as you think.

Finally…

5. Catch some zzzz’s.

I’ll be the first to tell you that sleep is the last thing on your mind especially in college but it’s an important thing to get. It’s far too easy in today’s world to stay up until 2 a.m. binge-watching your favorite shows but they can wait, seriously.

“But wait,” you say, “I’ve got a chemistry test tomorrow that can make or break my college career. Fair enough. However, pulling an all-nighter doesn’t necessarily guarantee you an “A,” and can be more harmful than helpful. Don’t get me wrong some projects and test will require late nights, but staying up until the wee hours shouldn’t be a habit you start. Rather set deadlines for finishing projects and repeat this for everything you do. Trust me no test is worth your sanity.