It is that time of the year again where gyms are packed, shops seem to have run out of piggy banks and you can spot wild students running up and down the streets taking over coffee shops and buying dangerous amounts of energy drinks…
Yes, you guessed right! It’s the new year!
While some people view the new year as an opportunity to reinvent themselves, start fresh and do all the things they always wanted to do but never put the effort to make them happen. Students view it as a time for stress eating, sleepless nights and revising like there will be no tomorrow.
And yes, you guessed it again! New year’s always bring January exams!
While we cannot hunt whoever invented January exams and deadlines we sure can find something to keep us going and not give up. So if you are ready to make some positive changes on your student life keep reading because this post was written just for you!
7 New Year’s Resolution Ideas for students.
“As if!” it sounds absolutely crazy, right? Like, is it even possible to stop procrastinating?
Well, the only thing I can tell you is that it is not easy because regardless what type of student you are, the word “procrastination” has somehow become part of your persona.
Because let’s face it, we’ve all done it.
And even though it’s hard to stop yourself from procrastinating it’s not impossible! Set yourself achievable goals, don’t leave things for the last day, plan ahead, turn your phone off, rest from time to time… and voilà! Kiss goodbye to procrastination!
Join more university clubs/sports/societies.
Not only It’s a great opportunity to meet new people but it’s also a good way of finding a new hobby or trying something you have never done before. Have you ever thought about doing horse riding, rock-climbing, boxing or kayaking?
Me neither… So let’s do it!
Find a hobby.
Painting, writing, photography, DIY, jogging, meditating… University life is not all about studying and living only on coffee and energy drinks it is also about finding and getting to know yourself! So explore some ideas and find a hobby that suits you, you will be amaze about what you are capable of doing!
Spend less money.
Let’s face it. University life is crazy expensive. Books, food, partying, clothes, rent… Everything seems to be 10 times more expensive when you are a university/college student. And that is why you should try saving up some money. Make a weekly budget and stick to it, you will be amazed how much money you can save by being on a budget! And who knows, maybe if you save enough money you could afford some nice holidays!
Get more sleep and wake up early.
Sleep should be the most important thing for students. However, we tend to leave it at the bottom of our list of things to do. This new year set yourself the goal of going to bed at the same time every night and waking up with the sun. Calm (Available on iOS and Android) is a great app which contains short night-time stories, breathing exercises, natural sounds to help you relax, meditation techniques and even an alarm to help you track your sleeping patterns and get the good night sleep you deserve!
Volunteering is one of those things everyone should do at least once in their lives. The sense of accomplishment will make you feel great. Plus, is a great thing to write on your CV/Resume and it can take you to places you have never been before! Interested on volunteering? Find out what volunteering jobs and destinations your university/college offers and start making a difference!
Organised people tend to be happier. Throw away the things you don’t need, give to charity the clothes you don’t wear anymore, sell old books, tidy up your room… Organisation is the key to a stress-free life. So get up and start getting organised.
Don’t let you New Year resolutions die!
Most new year resolutions die within January. But don’t let yours end up in the bin!
Start a journal, note down daily, weekly and monthly goals, create a checklist, print some inspirational quotes and hang them around your room, keep track of your goals and most importantly…
Make them happen!