Monday, February 2, 2015

College Series: How to start of the semester right

Starting off on the right foot.... 
Second semester is now in full swing. Now going on my third week of classes everything is starting to hit me. Between quizzes, homework, club meetings, and a lot of other things! Sometimes starting off a new semester can be tricky. Personally, coming back the first week I was not motivated whatsoever to do anything. I was for sure still in winter break mode. But, now that I have adjusted to school life again, I have a few tips on how to start off your semester on the right foot.
  1. Don't procrastinate! I am either an early bird when it comes to assignments or I procrastinate big time. There seems to be no in-between. However, if you start getting in the habit of getting assignments and homework done as early as possible you will be sure for success. If you have quizzes that are due the following week try and get them done on Thursday or even Friday before your weekend plans. There is nothing worse then doing homework on Sunday afternoon. 
  2. Stay positive. This is hard for me sometimes. Sometimes certain things or instances put me in a bad mood. But, don't get stuck in a funk. By staying positive you can keep a happy attitude the whole semester. There is always room for a few mental breakdowns (we all have them) but try and perk up and think of the positives versus the negatives. 
  3. Use your planner. My planner is my life. If I didn't write down all of my assignments and meetings I would get nothing done. Utilizing an online calendar, paper planner, or sticky notes on your computer's desktop are great ways to stay organized. If you have a Mac I HIGHLY suggest using the sticky notes. I use these to type of my assignments, meetings, and schedule. This way I can take a quick glance and know exactly what I need to get done. 
What are your tips for starting off the semester? Let me know in the comments! 


  1. great tips! i always advice people to not procrastinate and they dont believe me :(

  2. Yes, yes, and yes. I'd add: set realistic expectations. It can be far too easy to get swept away in what everyone else is doing and thinking and studying and trying, and far too difficult to stay 100% true to ourselves and focused on what we really want and what's best for us. Don't be too hard on yourself, let yourself fail, learn how to say no, pick yourself up when you fall and never stop striving and dreaming. That's my two cents. (: