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7 Things You Can Do Right Now to Have a Successful Semester

We all know that starting off a new semester can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re returning to campus or you’re an incoming freshman, here are some tips to make the most of your new semester at college. 

  1. Stay organized 

With your busy college life it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with everything you have to do. 

I can’t lie to you, I LOVE my agenda book! It’s a great tool to have for staying organized and keeping all your notes in one place. 

I definitely recommend getting an agenda book that suits your style. I personally get mine from Target, Boutiques or even Amazon. 

PRO-TIP: Color-code based on activities, classes and homework.

If you aren’t used to using an agenda book, personalize it. You’re more likely to grab it next time you’re planning an activity or have a homework assignment due.

  1. Go out and socialize 

When going to a new town the best advice I could possibly give is to go out and socialize! Having friends in your new town will make your experience fun instead of overwhelming and scary.

Trust me, people are just as scared and nervous as you are … they want to be your friend as much as you want to.

  1. Set personal goals for yourself 

Goal setting is very rewarding. It feels great once you reach them too. When I reach my personal goals I treat myself by getting my nails done or getting dinner with friends. 

For example, here are some of the goals I’ve set for myself: 

  • Going to all my classes and doing my homework the day it is assigned
  • Keeping a consistent workout schedule 
  • Eating well
  • Challenging myself to talk to three new people a day
  1. Explore your campus town

By taking a stroll or riding the bus, we can have a greater understanding of our surroundings and feel more comfortable with the environment around us.

Being adaptive and content with the atmosphere is crucial for success in school. Plus, you’ll know of all the cool spots to show your friends!

  1. Prioritize taking care of yourself

No matter if it’s going to the gym, going to therapy or having a movie/spa night with your friends, prioritizing self-care is essential for success. 

Personally, I like meditating at the park, cozying up with a good book, picking out cute outfits for my day or going on a hike.

  1. Get to know your classmates

Imagine you missed a class. Your classmates are very helpful in that case. It’s also a great way to make friends. Also, it’s proven that students are more motived to go to class consistently if friends are present. 

  1. Decorate your space!

By decorating your space, we are less prone to feel homesick; by adding personality to your room it allows you to feel more comfortable in your new home.

Hey guys! My name is Emily and I'm a student here at KU! I'm currently majoring in English and minoring in Spanish. A little about me... I love exploring new places and going to different coffee shops around town! During my free time, you will most likely find me hanging out with my friends or doing pilates.
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