How are you? I go back to college (university for my non-American readers) next week. This is my third year, and possibly my last year. I’m so excited and I’ve started to mentally prepare myself for the work load ahead of me. This is a critical year and I’m going to be super busy. So I’d like to share with you all some tips to getting your mindset right for back to school.
1. Plan Your Intentions:
What is the main goal or accomplishment that you want to get out of this school year? When you think about that, write it down. Goals always seem more tangible when they are written down. Then, you can start making smaller sub-points as to how you are going to execute that goal. For example, let’s say that this school year you set out to network more. You can make sub goals like I’m going to increase my LinkedIn following by 10 people this week. Or, I’m going to go to the professionals alumni conference in two months. The main thing is that you know what you want out of the school year and how you are going to get there.
2. Do Your Research
Talk to students who have taken the classes you are going to take. Look up the professor on ratemyprofessor.com. Try to find course material that may be relevant to your classes and read up on it ahead of time. You always want to have an advantage in your classes. Even if it’s as simple as knowing what the big final project will be ahead of time, it can be useful to you in the long run.
3. Get Organized
I love using planners or writing down my To-Do-Lists. Writing goals that you want to achieve every day helps you to stay on track with your main objective. This may just be me, but there’s something about crossing something off your To-Do-List that makes you feel good about yourself. It allows you to be more productive because you’re not wasting time figuring out how you need to spend your day. Organization also means keeping a clean environment. Studies have shown that having a clean, orderly environment can positive impact your productivity and studying capabilities. Try to keep your home and study area clean and organized. Even if you don’t study at home, a cleanly environment makes a clutter-free mind.
Those are all the tips I have for you now. If you have more questions, comments, or concerns, leave a comment for me or message me through the contact section.