8 Resolutions to Set for 2023
The start of the year is the ideal time to think about your goals and decide what you’ll do to work toward them. If you’re stuck for ideas, consider some of the top resolutions for students.
1. Be More Active in Class
Increasing your participation in class will improve your understanding and lead to better grades. Seek opportunities to add your own input to discussions and ask questions whenever you’re struggling to understand something. It may be intimidating at first, but you’ll gradually increase your confidence.
2. Improve Your Study Habits
To improve your grades, you also need to improve your study habits. Try various tactics to find what works for you, such as experimenting with different locations, note-taking techniques, and the amount of time you study before you take a break. You may also like to join a study group for each of your classes to discuss the material with other students.
3. Sleep Enough
Whether you’re pushing to finish a paper on time or hanging out with friends, it can be tempting to stay up late. However, lacking sufficient sleep has numerous negative consequences, including low mood, difficulty retaining information, and poor overall health. Create a sleep schedule with a consistent bedtime and wake-up time to ensure you sleep enough every night.
4. Eat a Healthier Diet
Another way to improve your health is to eat better. Effective tactics include cooking more of your own meals, writing a grocery list before you head to the store, and choosing nutritious options over what’s most appealing when eating out. In particular, focus on increasing your consumption of fruits and vegetables while reducing highly-processed foods in your diet.
5. Exercise on a Regular Basis
The last prong of good health is exercise. A great thing about university is there are numerous opportunities to be active and discover activities you enjoy. Head to the fitness center, sign up for an active elective, or workout at home — perhaps you could involve your roommates. Fitting exercise into your routine will make you feel better mentally and have a big impact on your physical health.
6. Prepare for Your Future Career
Start networking and connecting with potential employers while you’re still at university. An easy way to do this is to attend career events on campus. Find out if there are any taking place in the coming months and make a note of them in your calendar.
7. Apply for Scholarships
Use your time wisely by searching for more scholarships that could make your education more affordable. Many students stop searching for scholarships once they start university, but you can often apply at any time.
8. Make More Friends
There are few better opportunities in life for making friends than at university. To expand your circle of friends, strike up a conversation with someone in class who you’ve never spoken to before, join new extracurriculars to meet people with similar interests, or hang out in places students go to socialize.
One more resolution to set for 2023 is to search for better housing. Move out of your campus dorm or subpar apartment and into rooms for rent. Oshawa students can find a home at 17Hundred. With amenities like a yoga studio, fitness facilities, and study spaces, you’ll also be able to achieve your other resolutions when you live here. Book a video tour to see our all-inclusive housing for yourself.