We are a few weeks into the new year and the holidays are behind us. Most of the us are returning back to real life as we know it, back to our routines (or maybe we are trying to create a new routine- see previous post on resolutions), and for students, it’s back to school.
Let me guess, part of you is torn, wanting to get cracking with your new-found ambition from the countdown, and part of you aches to press the snooze button just one more time. Is it just me or is there a little time thief, who comes into your room, setting the clock back hours later in the middle of the night? The sun isn’t even awake most days when I get up.
So as winter is in full effect and reality kicks back into gear lets find a way to re-energize our everyday alarm clock, traffic, and hum drum encounters. Remember, it’s a new year and this is your fresh start!
Thanks to Matthew E. May’s entrepreneurial article called 10 Tips for Re-energizing Your Day, Every Day, we borrowed some tips and created a condensed student’s version. Check out our five tips below!
Here are FIVE Ways to //RE-ENERGIZE// your Semester
Start with sleep…doesn’t sound too bad right? Research shows that that across disparate fields, elite performers sleep an average of 8 ½ hours a night, compared to the 6 ½ that the average American sleeps. It’s essential to making the most of out our days. It allows us to learn, make decisions, recall information and overall make our days a lot more pleasant.
2) Don’t over-commit yourself
Why does saying, “yes” sometimes have to be so much easier than saying, “no.” This year work on not spreading yourself too thin and leaving extra time in your schedule.
3) Get organized
You have heard it before and will hear it again! Organization is important! Planners are a great tool to use in keeping yourself organized and can be the best reminder. Ever considered using a planner in a more exciting way? Marking down New Years resolutions and fun upcoming events will keep you looking forward to your schedule.
4) Tackle your big task first
Get the bad guy out of the way early! Procrastination is a thing of the past and this is your year to get ahead of the game. Studies have shown that when juggling multiple activities, the time it takes to finish any given one activity increases by an average of 25 percent.
5) Take a break
This means log off your email (unless it’s school work) and take a break from social media. This is a great time to refuel your brain and possibly make a new friend either at school or in the work lunchroom.
6) End on a happy note
Make sure to end each day with something you enjoy. So what if you love a good television show or a great fiction novel. Everyone deserves a little “me” time after those long hours of work.
So have some fun with it goal tacklers, schoolwork enthusiasts, and champions at life. This is your //NEW YEAR\\.