Second Semester Restart

We’ve all felt those “December blues”, and when the new year comes around it is a chance to get back on track. A new year with new goals, and for students, another semester. Everyone comes back from the holidays and is ready to stick to their resolutions. For students it’s time to give it their all, one more time before the school year ends. For some getting back in the groove of things can be very easy, but for others it’s a bit harder getting that motivation back. Here are a few tips on getting motivated to start that second semester right. Even if the subject matter of this blog is targeted towards students, it is really an open concept for all, motivating you to get back up to speed after life during the holidays.

The new year means that you truly do have the opportunity to change things up and start fresh. (And that is a good thing trust me!) This is the perfect time to give your space a makeover.

Switching things up just a little, can bring a fresh surge of energy to your space, which is a great motivator for the new semester, or even the whole year!

These are some small things you can do to change your space:

Try doing some vertical organizing! Hanging things on your wall and  bringing it to eye level is a great way to creatively organize your small space. (Adhesive strips are a great tool for this, because you can change your mind as many times as you want, without damaging your wall!)

Another fun tip is to hang motivational quotes or pictures or whatever inspires you on your wall, keeping your space positive.

Or even re-arranging your room into a more functional way, can make your every day life easier. The new year always calls for a new space!

Another great way to freshen up your space, is to take the old saying “Out with the old, in with the new” literally. A little de-cluttering never hurt anyone, and you will thank yourself afterward. It is psychologically proven that a more cluttered space causes more stress. So grab this new year opportunity by the horns, and take charge of your space. Going through old paperwork, school supplies, clothes and even furniture to decide what is no longer serving you is a great way to bring back some motivation for yourself and your space.

And just think, now that you have all this room, you can splurge on yourself, and get things that will help you ring in this new year with purpose. Whether that be a new book, or a new bookshelf (Or both!). Find things that will serve you to their fullest and highest extent.

My last tip for starting off your semester would be to organize your schedule in a way that works for you. As a student, (or even as a busy worker) time is precious to you, and you need to make sure you have enough time in the day to get everything done and still have some time for yourself. Keeping an agenda or even a scheduling app, is a great tool to keep you on the right track. Plan your days ahead, include class times, your work schedule, homework, and time with friends, and soon you will notice just how much more time in your day you really have. By planning ahead, you take stress away from your day.

Remember this upcoming semester, you have an amazing opportunity to start fresh. By using these simple tools in a way that works for you, this school semester could be your most peaceful yet!

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