Oh September, how lovely it is to see you again! Although I really enjoyed my summer, I can’t wait till the temperature drops some more and the autumn days kick in. Autumn is probably one of my favourite seasons. From Halloween to the changing of the leaves, I love it all. With University starting back up soon, I know that this month is going to be amazing but busy. I of course want to make goals for this month as I’m the type of person who needs set goals or the month flies by. Read below for this month’s goals.
I’m the type of person who procrastinates a lot. It’s a bad habit which I’ve developed over the years. It’s a habit which I need to break out of. This year, my gpa score starts to actually count towards my final grade. Last year, I only needed to pass my modules, but this year, I need to actually put more work into my university work. I’m pretty good when it comes to going to lectures, so that isn’t an area that I need to work on. What I do need to do is to start my essays and projects earlier. That way I can make sure that my work is always my best. A rushed essay never guarantees a good grade so this year I hope to do my best work and get the best grades that I’m capable of getting.
I will also be going to my Uni’s resource centre for advice on how to be a better student. I’m lucky, my uni has a great resource centre. Last year, I ignored it’s presence but this year, I’m going to make the most of everything my Uni offers me. I also plan to approach my tutors more and ask them what I need to do to write the best work which I’m capable of. They correct the essays so I would love to find out what they in particular are looking for when marking. I’ve already downloaded past exam papers so I definitely plan to use them to guide me in my studies this month.
This month I will be putting a lot of work into my blog. Now, I know that many other blogs would probably recommend sticking to a schedule when it comes to posting but that really isn’t for me. I’ve tried in the past to set up a pattern on when I would post. It tended to put unnecessary pressure on me when I was trying to write something and I always ended up burning out, and, in the end I would abandon my blog for a further couple of months. I won’t even be trying that this month. Maybe next month if I manage to regularly post this month. I do intend to post more and most likely it will have a pattern, I’m just not going to commit myself to a pattern like “oh I’ll post every second day” when I know that in the past, this never worked for me.
I also intend to start having a monthly theme where I would write one or two posts a week on something which is important on that month. This month is obviously going to be back to school/university. While everyone posts about going back to school, my own experiences might or might not help someone. Next month I’ll be doing Halloween as I am a big fan of it (or Samhain as it’s called in Ireland.)
I intend to make my social life the best this month. With Uni starting back up and assignments not being due in yet, September tends to be a great month for night outs in Uni and for society events. As I’m on a society committee this year, I will have to run events every week so I will already be going to those. I plan to say yes to any nightouts which my friends propose as I don’t want to regret any untaken opportunities. Having predrinks with my friends and then going to a club is possibly one of my favourite things to do as I’ve made so many memories and taken so many pictures. Although I’m not a fresher this year, my friends want to go on the freshers nightouts so I’ll be going on a few of those too.
Before summer started, I had set up a regular workout cycle. I’m a big fan of pilates and yoga because I find that they work best for me (I have back issues so I can’t do running or much cardio). However when I started my summer job, I got so drained that I had very little time or energy to work out after a long workday of 9-5.30. I would get up at 6.30 am and get home at 6.30 pm after commuting. It drained me.
However now that I’ve finished up for the summer, I have a lot more free time and a lot more energy. I plan to start working out again for three or four days a week with my favourite routines. I’ll probably make a post later on this month about my favourite workout apps and my favourite routines (gotta love an all rounder which can make my abs and my thighs hurt.)
Well that was my goals for this month! Does anyone have any similar goals? Let me know!