September is coming and the new term is upon us. With it comes a clean slate: a chance to explore and grow, make up for old mistakes, or just have more fun. Unfortunately good intentions aren’t usually enough to make things happen. So what can we do to increase the chances of success?
Get a time management system. Managing your time always may be your biggest challenge. From now on be strict with yourself, set up a study timetable and use it from day one.
Get involved. Forming study groups will help you get to know your classmates. Additionally, looking for opportunities on campus or within your community can help advance your personal and professional goals, such as tutoring or volunteering.
Set up healthy outlets for fun and to relieve stress. Working hard is important if you have certain goals in mind, but don’t get to the point where you’re total frazzled. Have things already in place -- like good groups of friends, exercise plans, hobbies -- that will allow you to mentally check out and relax when things get intense.
At Welly Merck, in every new term we're always striving for more power, more function, and heightened simplicity. So go forth, get planning and give yourself something to work towards this term! Small changes could have a much bigger impact than you think.