I can’t say I’m partial to new year’s resolutions, I think every day brings about the opportunity for resolution to resolve and to be redeemed.
And the new-ness of the new year doesn’t just have to be about personal growth and development, about getting more healthy, or going to bed earlier – you can also make resolutions for your studies too …
This is going to be a quick message, but as you are crossing over from one year to the next : Here are some suggestions you might want to add to your list; on things you would like to consider …
Ask Questions: From the many ladies in science I have spoken to and the people I’ve come across so far , being inquisitive and asking questions is one of the defining factors between surviving and thriving during your chosen subjects.
Less procrastination : saying no procrastination is not exactly realistic, but if you continually allow yourself to get better with your use of time, you’ll end up having a lot more spare time to do other more effective things with.
Have Higher initiative : No one is going to help you get the grades you want more than you. Make this year one where you take charge of your own academic pursuits.
Ask for Help : Remember , teachers, lecturers, academics, tutors everyone who is based at your university all are paid to help you; don’t feel like you’re imposing on them , don’t feel like you’re taking up their time. They love students who are inquisitive and want to know more about their fields.
Seek out opportunities: Make 2019 a year where you are open to all the possibilities set before you . Go to the career expos and public lectures, meet new individuals and get to know more people who are closer to the goals that you have for yourself than you are. ]
Take out more time for others. – I know the general consensus for us millennials is to take time out for ourselves – and yes that is certainly valid , but I’ve been finding more and more that one can get so caught up in their own worlds that we forget to take time out for others. If you’re at Uni : send a postcard back home to your siblings. If you’re at home , make breakfast for your family, make a conscious effort to give to others.
HAPPY NEW YEAR !