I’ve been back to school for a week now, so I thought it was about time I shared my goals for this semester. I did a post like this last semester and it seemed to go over well real with y’all so I thought I’d do it every semester! (Plus then it keeps me extra accountable on achieving my goals!)
Get on the dean’s list again!
Basically achieve at least 3.6 GPA again. This may be a little harder since I’m taking two high-level math classes and my first real programming class, but I think I can do it! I’ve had a week of the classes already, and my professors are lovely so if I ever need help I’ll be in good hands.
Clean my room weekly
I’m the kind of person who gets stressed out when my area is dirty and cluttered, so I really want to keep up with this goal. I kind of failed at this last semester because I ran out of paper towels and was too cheap to buy more and I only had two rags to clean with, but they were always in my dirty laundry, so I could never use them.
So, goal: clean the bathroom, vacuum, and take the trash/recycle out every week.
Read three books that are not school related
Books take up a huge part of my life, but they kind of disappeared when college started for me. I hoping that if I make this a goal that I’ll keep reading, and maybe even get a library card for the local library. I mean I love buying books, but they can be pretty pricey.
Stay off my phone in class
I was awful about this last semester. Like I would walk straight into my stats class, pull out my notebook and pens, then go straight to Twitter. Yup, I’m not letting that happen again. I’ve done a pretty good job so far this first week of school, but hopefully I can keep it up in the long run, too!
Related: Do You Need a Social Media Detox?
Don’t miss more than 2 classes
I nailed this goal last semester, and I know I can do it again. I just chose to include it here to make myself really accountable. I will not fail!
Do assignments as I get them
This is pretty similar to the “not saving all my homework until Sunday” goal from last semester, just a tad different. With the last goal I could have waited until Saturday (loophole!), but with this one I’m pushing myself to get it done with 48 hours of it being assigned. Or at least starting on it if it’s something like a project.
Go to a fitness class at least once a week
I fell in love with spin this past semester, but I really want to get into a new class as well. Right now I have my eyes on this barre-lates class. (Kind of like ballet and pilates mixed.) I guess we’ll see how that goes!
Related: How to get Motivated to Hit the Gym
Use up my whole meal plan
I’ve already pre-paid for a whole slew of meals and snacks before the semester even starts, so when I get to the end and find out I didn’t use it all I feel like it’s money wasted! All the meal plans at my school are basically the same price, so I can’t change it to a lesser meal plan and save money. Last semester I could tell I just bought too much groceries and was more compelled to eat those than my school’s food that I had pre-paid for. Basically, that was money I didn’t have to spend on groceries and could have saved!
Do laundry at least once a week
I’m normally really good this at this, but when spring semester hit last school year I never wanted to leave my room to make the walk to the laundry room. I mean it was freezing and getting dressed to just do laundry wasn’t really on my list of things I wanted to do. But I’m determined to stay up with laundry this semester! Having an overflowing hamper is just an eyesore and smelly, and nobody wants that in their dorm room.