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College Students: New year, new you? How to make resolutions for 2021 that work

New Year’s resolutions. They’re ambitious, yet intimidating; full of hope, yet all too easily forgotten. And for teens, they’re just plain overwhelming.

You need to pick a New Year’s resolution that you’ll actually stick to. Of course, it should also be something that’ll make your life easier and happier. With that in mind, here are a few New Year’s resolutions for college students:

1.

DON’T PROCRASTINATE

You don’t want to wait until the last second to write your papers. Even though you’ve managed to complete assignments quickly in the past, it causes way too much stress. Aim to get your work done early.

2.

MAKE YOUR OWN FOOD

Instead of always buying fast food or eating Ramen, try learning how to cook some meals on your own. That way, you won’t gain as much weight or waste as much money.

3.

USE A NOTEBOOK INSTEAD OF YOUR LAPTOP TO TAKE NOTES

Don’t take your computer to every class with you. You know you’ll end up on Facebook instead of paying attention to the teacher.

4.

STOP SKIPPING CLASS

It’s tempting to skip class, especially when the teacher doesn’t take attendance. However, if you want to pass, you need to attend as many lessons as you can.

8.

STOP SPENDING SO MUCH MONEY ON ALCOHOL

There’s nothing wrong with partying during your college years. Of course, you shouldn’t waste all of your money on alcohol. There are more important things you need to buy.

9.

GO TO BED EARLY

It’s hard to get to bed early, but you’ll be more productive and feel more rested if you actually get eight hours of sleep.

10.

READ BOOKS INSTEAD OF SPARKNOTES

It’s amazing how well you’ll do in class if you stop relying on Sparknotes and actually do the readings yourself. You might actually learn something.

11.

KEEP YOUR ROOM CLEAN

You might not think your room needs vacuuming, but it does. Don’t forget to keep it tidy.

12.

KEEP YOUR CLOTHES WASHED

Don’t wear the same jeans all week without washing them. Take a trip to the laundry room whenever you can.

13.

FOCUS ON YOUR STUDIES MORE THAN YOUR CRUSHES

There’s nothing wrong with looking for a boyfriend. Just don’t let your crushes distract you from your studying.

14.

GET ALONG WITH YOUR ROOMMATES

You’re stuck with your roommates until next year, so you should try to get along with them. Don’t pick fights whenever you’re bored.

 

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