Starting Up Again

Hello everyone and welcome back to the “Around the Grove Blogs” We all missed you very much and are happy to be resuming the biweekly blogs! We finally made it to 2021 and many of us will be starting the spring semester by the end of this month. We’ve all probably decided that we will do our best to make this year better than the last so here are some things you can focus on to try and make your year better.

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Academic Goals: Students like myself will always try to set goals for their academic semesters. If you intend on improving something like using the correct citation format for papers or how to use certain applications for classes, the Priddy Library often has workshops on how to cite in certain formats like APA and can tell you where you need to go if you have other questions.

Personal Goals: Many of us have probably made a goal or two that is meant to help improve our well-being; I, for one, have been doing so since mid 2020. Always set a reasonable timeline of how you want to improve your well-being. For example, “I want to lose five pounds by February 20th of this year” this will motivate you to try and keep going and once you get to that ideal weight before then, you’d be more proud of yourself. I made the goal to lose ten pounds before 2021 began and I was able to achieve that goal and more since I made it clear to myself when I wanted to get to that goal.

Workplace Goals: Work is something that many of us will have to take on in order to sustain ourselves and the ones we live with, love, and care for in our lives. Maybe you have a bunch of projects to complete and you’re unsure where to begin or maybe you might be trying to work with co-workers on a task and you might not know too much about them. Rank the importance of your tasks so you know which tasks need more attention; also be sure that you connect with your co-workers so that you could have a team to guide and help you with anything that is if they too are willing to help.

The USG community can be a community that can help you with any goals that you have now or in your future and that truly is something to use during 2021. If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions, please let me know and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible! Thank you for reading and I’ll see you all in the next blog!!

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