It’s that time of the year again.
You really want this to be the year you become the best version of yourself: hardworking, productive and successful. Consider this to be your personal trainer and make this the year of gold!
1. Get organized
- Go digital: Keep a running table on a Google doc that has all of your deadlines and application requirements for anything you’re applying for. ESPECIALLY seniors. Its really helpful.
- Keep an agenda: It’s really important to use your planner. Research says writing down a TO-Do list makes you 40% more likely to remember to do things even if you think you’ll remember it! Moral of the story; WRITE IT DOWN , ALWAYS.
MAJOR KEY: Find a method that works and stick with it, you won’t have to worry about forgetting to do school work or having to pull an all-nighter to finish a project that you left till the last minute.
2. Build a strong relationship with at least one of your teachers
Take advantage and make yourself known to your teachers! Teachers are great resources to talk to about your majors and they’re the ones you’ll be going to for recommendations.
Make yourself stand out.
Don’t be shy about asking questions and stating your opinions.
MAJOR KEY: Teachers are a great source for inspiration and assistance, whether you’re struggling academically or applying for jobs, so having a strong relationship with one will make your year easier during the stressful times.
3. Find a study buddy or study group
The year can get stressful but there’s no reason it should make you feel lonely, too. Find some friendly people in your classes—not your best friend whom you know will distract you.
A study buddy could offer insights that you wouldn’t have considered yourself, and explaining concepts to other people can be one of the best ways of making sure you understand something.
Worried about reaching out to someone from your class for the first time? Just relax, Don’t hesitate when it comes to talking to people. Might as well take chances in making new friends.
MAJOR KEY: Skype/ FaceTime dates also work! Doing this makes it easy for you to compare answers and work together with your friends without being able to goof around as much because you’re sitting at your desk.
4. Find a reason to enjoy every class
Most of us have at least one class that we will think is outrageously boring. And that’s totally fine, but it doesn’t change the fact that you have to sit through 45 minutes of that class every day until you graduate.
Try to have an open mind. IN EVERYTHING
Find a reason to be excited to go to every class.
Anything that gets you personally invested in what you’re learning in the classroom will help make learning fun. If you work hard at something because you think it’s interesting and not because you want a good grade, you’re more likely to do well in that class.
When you change the way you think about things you change the world around you.
You choose whether its positive or negative.
I encourage everyone to make the most of every situation, GOOD or BAD this year and learn something from it.
The best experience is teacher.
They don’t connect with their generation, They lead it.