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6 new year resolutions we recommend for students

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BY BrainGain Magazine Staff Writer |   30-12-2021

BrainGain Magazine
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It’s that time of the year. You have probably shopped journals, planners, and diaries for 2022. Maybe you’re thinking about which habits and resolutions to prioritize to make the best of a brand-new year.

But as we deal with yet another COVID variant, it’s best to make resolutions and plans that are not just good for your career and ambitions but also for you!

In that light, we decided to be bold and make these six suggestions that can help you decide on what is at the top of your list for the next 365 days and more.

  1. Prioritize your mental wellness: There’s so much you want to do and so much you need to do and your most prized asset is your mind. So, as you go through 2022 make sure you’re taking care of your mental health.

    How you do it is up to you. It could be making sure you have 20 minutes a day to meditate with Headspace or indulging your creative and fun side (paint with thumbs or cook because you want to) or journaling your days and weeks. Whatever it takes for you to stay in touch with yourself – we hope you find the time and will for that. Mental wellness is the foundation to sustainable success.

     
  2. Put learning above grades: The truth is no matter how your college ranks – it’s very likely that your degree will be obsolete in a few years after you graduate. What will give you the cutting edge then is not your grades but your mindset, your willingness to keep learning.

    And if you love what you’re studying – the work won’t seem all that hard.

     
  3. Create a routine: This might have been a major challenge for all college students. But today as you navigate different models of learning, uncertainties around lockdowns, and of course the stress of a pandemic – you need a personal structure that can help you feel grounded. So, whether you’re at home or in a dorm, try to fix your time for meals, studies, and sleep best as you can. This will not just boost your productivity but also your health.

    Our suggestion would be to start with one aspect of your life (perhaps sleep) and then expand it to cover other areas.

     
  4. Eat healthy: Sorry to be those people but food matters. It’s easy to ignore Fresher’s 15 and how much your metabolism can really take. But, messing with your diet will compromise your well-being in the long run. So, if you’re studying from home, or have a functional kitchen, learn to cook. And if you’re subscribed to the meal plan – try to eat on time, and reach for the soup and grilled goods just as often as you might reach for pizza.

     
  5. Ask for help: As a young individual confronting new challenges all at once, you should remember that it’s normal to struggle. Everyone does. However, don’t think that you have to struggle through college, work, life alone. Ask your family, friends, and classmates for help. Or, you can turn to your advisors and mentors.

    Remember that professional success is a collaborative effort. And personal success is no different. Lean on people for help when you need to, and then pay it forward.

     
  6. Pay it forward:Whether it’s getting involved in a cause that is close to your heart, or just showing up for a mate that needs you – do the right thing.

    The last couple of years have shown us just how far kindness and humanity can go when it comes to a global crisis. So, make the most of your time and energy in doing something meaningful.

    Science tells us that kindness lights up the reward centers in our brains and helps us feel satisfied.

    The world has never before needed all of us to pitch in as it does today. So, pick your cause and fight for it!
 
What are the resolutions that you will be making for 2022? Email us or leave a comment below.

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