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New Year New You 2021

It’s the New Year, 2021 is finally here! This means that you most likely made some New Year’s Resolutions to achieve a better you! However, as a student you have a lot on your plate, from family, friends, work etc. With these responsibilities it can make it difficult to know what areas are important to make goals for and how to set SMART goals (specific, measureable, attainable, relevant and time-bound) that you can achieve. Creating a plan for success so you can get the academic skills you need is crucial for your student agenda. Goal setting in an online or traditional classroom situation is all about taking steps to be successful in your specific courses and path. Every goal on your list, from weight loss to breaking bad habits, can lend itself to your educational action plan.

So how do you know which resolutions to make? Goal setting is all about measuring your forward progress, and for students that often includes academic progress. Although, many students don’t realize that their personal goals, specific goals and a growth mindset are all connected for effective student goal setting. Student goal setting is all about connecting your educational goals with the rest of your resolutions for the school year. It’s never too late to start or change when it comes to student goal setting, whether you want to set short or long-term goals. While you keep a positive attitude, work on strategies to alter your behaviour and motivation you will see great end results.

Here are some resolution ideas to get you started:

  1. Focus on Learning, not just Grades

As a student it can be really easy to worry about getting those A’s, but what should be just as important is what you learn. The knowledge you receive from school is what’s going to prepare you to go into the workplace and make you qualified for the work ahead. A bunch of A’s on a report card look great, but won’t matter if you don’t know how to demonstrate that you can do the work in the real world.

  1. Get Help from Experts

It can be frustrating to go through your classes and fee like you’re barely keeping your head above water. At Canadian College, no student is alone. Every student has access to our mentors and to instructors who are professionals form their field of work. From the time you enroll, and within each class you take, there are many people with skills in your chosen field that will be able to help you and mentor you, you just have to ask for the help!

  1. Eat Healthier Food and get more Sleep.

It seems like everyone has weight loss as part of their New Year’s Resolutions, in fact over 40% Canadians say this is on their goal list. But maybe a better goal is to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Most college students joke about their lack of sleep and diet of pizza and coffee, but for many students this is true. Classes, work, family obligations, and a social life leave little room for a full night’s sleep and preparing healthy meals. Try these tips for creating a healthier lifestyle:

  1. Meal prepping -make a healthy dinner the night before and have leftovers for lunch the next day
  2. Prepare easy – to – grab healthy snacks like fruit or a veggie platter, cheese and nuts
  3. Put your screens away before bedtime to help get your mind ready to rest

These New Year’s Resolutions will help you be ready to take on the year as a student successfully. No need to be stressed or overwhelmed, now is the perfect time to take your dreams into your own hands, and set goals that will help you on your academic journey.

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