Happy Blogmas Day 21! I literally cannot believe how fast this month, and year, flew by. I like to start off the new season and semester after a long break off really strong. I like to plan, prep, and get going as smoothly as possible. I have half online and half in-person classes so I am moving back into my apartment which is exciting and sad. I missed the independence and freedom that came from living in my apartment, but will miss the family connection and memories made living at home again. But, here’s to a much needed fresh start! Here are 5 things I am doing to prep for a (hopefully) successful spring semester:
1. Filling out my planner
I am a planner. You guys know this, I like to have schedules and stick to them. I am going through my school calendar and putting exam dates and breaks in the planner. Once my classes bet scheduled I will also be putting dates and times in for studying and classes. I also have future appointments, important dates, and personal goals already in there. Just to be prepared and see my timeline going forward.
2. Making personal goals
I have been self-dissecting so much this year and figuring out what my goals are for myself. I made 4: personal, wellness, professional, and creative. I set weight loss goals, things I want to implement into my day, where I want my blog and social media to be, where I want to be internship wise, and how I want to grow as a person throughout the year. If you set the tone for what you want and have a clear vision of the person you want to be, it makes it so much easier to plan and go for the goals.
3. Taking time to relax
I am taking this time to literally just hang out. I don’t get a ton of down time when I am in college and going to class so I really want to use this in-between time to spend time with family, be creative, and recharge my batteries.
4. Getting school supplies
Get your school supplies early so that the first few days before the semester you can clean you apartment, wake up at a new time, get into a routine, and just start getting prepared. I really like to be stress free before the semester starts so I start off on the right foot. Be prepared so you can be excited.
I always go through my pantry, makeup, skincare, cleaning products, etc and restock on everything before the semester starts. It’s such a pain to move back in and realize you have nothing. Waking up on the first day fresh out of deodorant is a nightmare. Take note and gradually stock up before everything starts again so you’re good to go!