Welcome to the start of winter term! We hope your holidays were as cozy and festive as you imagined they could be. And on that note…Happy New Year!
We know that some of you already have a few New Year’s resolutions in mind, while the other half gave up on resolutions ages ago. Whether you like to plan ahead or just go with the flow, it’s important to be aware of your capabilities and set goals accordingly. Here are some handy (and realistic) tips to consider whether you are working toward academic, professional or personal development in 2018.
Let it last longer than January
There’s a reason why it’s called a New Year’s resolution, and not a New Month’s resolution. We know you’re super anxious to see immediate results, because otherwise it feels like you’ve accomplished nothing. But if your resolutions are worth achieving they will take a bit of time! Space out the amount of effort, energy and time you will put towards your goal each month. Trust me – you will see progress eventually and your busy January schedule will breathe a sigh of relief.
It’s all about baby steps
So, you want to create a startup? Well, first of all – congratulations, I’m proud of you. Second of all – that’s a pretty big resolution. To avoid stressing yourself out, create an action plan of what you can accomplish each week to achieve your end-goal in time.
Build a support system
Eliminate some time-wasters
It might take longer than a year
Go easy on yourself. You’ve done the best that you could, and you’ve at least laid the groundwork to achieving your dreams. Just tweak your New Year’s resolution for next year and march on!
Resolutions are tricky to stick to. Hopefully, these tips will help you maintain a positive mindset and stay motivated.
Believe in yourself, Warriors, and make the most of 2018!