New Year New You! | 2020

     Not all people can achieve their New Year’s resolutions, so here are five helpful tips to make 2020 your most successful year yet! 

Be More Organized: 

One of the most important steps to success is to be organized. Maintaining an agenda to plan out your homework, events both in school and out, and work schedule can be extremely helpful. Planning ahead makes things seem much more manageable and nothing feels better than crossing something off your “to-do” list!! 

Do Your Homework: 

This may sound like something you’re more likely to hear from your teachers, but setting aside an hour a day to do homework can be more beneficial than you may realize. Doing those 10 problems for Algebra may seem like a waste of time, but it could help you find your weaknesses in that area so you can practice strengthening them. The truth is in the test scores! Do your homework. 

Try Meditation: 

Meditation is scientifically proven to help improve focus, memory and relieve stress! Even 20 minutes of a guided meditation can make a huge difference. Try apps like “Insight Timer” and “Headspace” to help you find some calm in your busy schedule! 

Spend More Time With the People You Love: 

We all have crazy schedules and feel like we never have time to relax, but spending time with people you care about is crucial at our age. Reaching out to your friends who are also busy can be difficult, but it could make the biggest difference in their lives. Planning a study date and catching up can have a huge impact on someone who feels like their life is constantly work. Finding a balance between the two or combining them is a great skill to develop this year!

Be Kinder To Yourself: 

It is easy to criticize yourself and make yourself feel less than others, but in 2020 we are all about self love! At the end of the day, we are all trying our best. Comparing yourself to others does no good. You are your own person and your accomplishments are mighty no matter what your peers are doing. Being kinder to yourself helps better your sense of identity and increase confidence, which result in better performance in whatever your “thing” may be; art, sports, or school! 

 

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