Thursday, August 28, 2014

Taking the Time to Make Goals

Just like I said in my post yesterday, with a new school year comes a lot of new and exciting things to be happy about. Maybe it's your newly declared major, your sorority is gearing up for Rush, you have the best roommate, a newly stocked closet of back to school clothes or maybe you're simply refreshed after a great summer and ready to get back to the grind! No matter what it is, with all of these fun and exciting things swirling around it's so easy to get distracted from the reason that we actually pay this ridiculous amount in tuition and the reason that we're all here: school. 

I'm guilty of always having too many things on my plate but I truly do strive off that constant hectic energy however with having so many things constantly on my to-do list I need goals and priorities to keep everything in check. I sat down and brainstormed a little bit after the end of my first day of classes and tried to outline what I really wanted out of this semester. Whether you're in college, high school, or even graduated, taking the time to step back is always important. 

I always start first with: What do I want? Then go from there: 
What do I want out of my social life this year?
Out of my academic life? 
Out of my personal health and exercise?
Out of my extra curricular activities? 
Out of my blog? 

I like to split up all of my time commitments and really put them in a box to determine my return on investment. I know it's the business major coming out in me, but I always try to make sure that the time, effort and overall stress that I'm putting into these activities is returning what I want or at least what I need. Last semester did you put too much time into a club and in the end were still unhappy with your results or did you put too much time into a sport that it began to run into your other priorities like school, or even sleep?!

With the start of a new year, it's the perfect time to realign all these things and really start off on the right foot. There's no point in making goals without envisioning some kind of strategy to get there. Determine what you need to change and make that change! With a new year comes a fresh start! Time to get on the ball early! I've posted my goals above my desk as a little extra umph to get me to work harder on my school work and even wrap it up when I know I need to get some sleep! I'm ready to hit this year hard and get back into the groove!

Have you taken the time to outline some goals for your semester? 
Emily

2 comments:

  1. I love this post so much! It is so helpful and fun. My biggest goal for this year is to let myself get too overwhelmed. I hope it works out! Good luck this year, I am sure you will be amazing!

    xoxo,
    Carrie
    http://carrieonblogs.com

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    1. I'm glad you liked the post. Good luck on your year too Carrie!

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