- Make a new playlist
For every new stage in my life, I find that I subconsciously always make a new playlist to go along with it. Music is what fuels me and gives me inspiration, motivation, and passion, which are all attributes that I want to be included in the Spring 15 semester. There is no right formula to make the perfect playlist, because everyone has their own taste. This playlist should be filled with songs that simply put a smile on your face, make you want to move, and maybe even dance around a little bit. Who knows? to each his own with this one.
( I seem to prefer the slow songs in the winter…)
- Write out a list of goals
Starting last semester, I wrote out a list of goals at the end of the summer that I really wanted to stick to, made it look nice, and then hung it up behind all of my clothes in my closet so that every time I go to take out a shirt, I am reminded by what is important to me. I always look forward to the beginning of a new semester for this reason. It is a time to rethink, reflect, and reevaluate- who doesn’t love a new beginning?
- Make an (attempt at sticking to an) exercise schedule
It has been proven that exercise makes us feel better, and only has benefits (unless of course we go overboard), so I think it is important to do at least some form of it every day. Since my freshman year of high school, I have been doing crunches every morning and then I always add in an additional floor workout, just depending on my mood. I know it is so hard to find time to commit to 20+ minutes of working out in the midst of business, but it is oh so worth it. Use your new playlist to pump you up. If you couldn’t tell yet, I love writing down lists and schedules, so I have found it helpful to have a written down exercise schedule, even if that’s not what I end up sticking to every single day.
- Set aside time for friends
If you want to keep your sanity throughout the semester, keep friends close and make sure to spend quality time with them. Laughing seems to be the best medicine for my stress, and there is no one who I laugh more with than my friends. This is such a simple and obvious piece of advice, yet so often we get so caught up in the day-to-day activities that we let it slide. I’m here to remind you to not do that!
- Amp up that positive attitude
Who really wants to come back to school after what was hopefully a wonderful six week winter vacation? The answer to that rhetorical question is very likely to be no one. It is time to use everything we have in us to exhume that positive attitude, so that we can get in the swing of a productive and exciting semester. Tips for this would be sticking to all of the above suggestions that I provided.
Happy Spring 2015 Semester!!!!!