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As the calendar turns its page to a new year, students are presented with a golden opportunity to reflect on their past achievements and set ambitious yet achievable goals for the future. New Year’s resolutions serve as powerful catalysts for personal and academic growth, offering a roadmap for students to navigate through the challenges and triumphs that lie ahead. In this blog, we’ll explore some empowering New Year’s resolutions tailored specifically for students, aiming to inspire and guide them toward a successful and fulfilling year.

 

Basic areas to look at for goal setting in new year:

Get more sleep

Managing family commitments, some cases juggling work/life/study balance and studies themselves and the challenges and deadlines.

Exercise

Never underestimate the importance and value that exercise brings to your overall well being.  Even if you start slow and arrange a regular walk around your neighbourhood but get the body moving.  A healthy mind resides in a healthy body. Encourage students to adopt healthier habits, such as regular exercise, balanced nutrition, and sufficient sleep. Prioritizing physical and mental well-being not only enhances academic performance but also contributes to overall happiness and life satisfaction

Drink more water

Carries more nutrients and oxygen to your cells, aiding digestion, normalizing blood pressure and regulating body temperature to name a few

Learn something new

Whether it be cultural, educational or a hobby expand the mind and surroundings.  Even if you just take tome to watch some TED TALKS!

 

Get Organized

They say decluttering the physical area, de-clutters the mind and helps with routine and study plans.

Overcome procrastination

So easy to fall into the trap of I will do it later…and then life happens (and loadshedding) and then you fall behind and become demotivated. Effective study habits are the foundation of academic excellence. Students can resolve to identify and implement study techniques that work best for them, whether it’s creating a dedicated study space, practicing active recall, or breaking down complex topics into manageable chunks. Consistent and strategic studying fosters a deeper understanding of the material

Create a study routine

They say a man(woman) with a plan always wins and how true is that!  Rather than setting vague or overly ambitious academic goals, students should focus on establishing realistic and measurable objectives. Whether it’s improving grades in a challenging subject, participating more actively in class discussions, or completing assignments ahead of time, specific goals provide a clear direction for academic success.

 

Make new friends

Means moving out your comfort zone, maybe joining a new social club, learning from new. Friends give you a feeling of belonging, builds your self confidence, reduce anxiety and makes you happier.

 

New Year’s resolutions serve as guiding lights, illuminating the path toward personal and academic success. By cultivating realistic academic goals can pave the way for a year filled with growth, achievement, and fulfillment. As they embark on this journey, students should remember that resilience, perseverance, and a positive mindset are essential companions along the way.

Michelle Obama's words which can be used for your New Year's Resolutions

 

Taking Michelle Obama (First lady of the United States in her final speech in 2017) said;

I want our young people to know that they matter, that they belong. Don’t be afraid. Be focussed, Be determined, Be hopeful, Be empowered. Empower yourselves with a good education, then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise. Lead by example with hope, never fear.”  

 

 

 

 

We wish you a wondrous and beautiful new year!  May this year reveal more possibilities to us all on how to get closer to ourselves, our goals and that we an shine our light in the world!

 

Source:
https://www.ted.com/talks/ava_conley_nurturing_motivated_learners