New Year's Resolution List For Students In 2022

It’s that time again! Who else can’t believe it’s already December?!?!?!

One thing for sure is that we’re taking time to make some super cool new year’s resolutions this year, and we promise they’re going to be stuck with! (said no one ever!).

Making new year’s resolutions is an opportunity for change and self improvement. Most people who make them want to achieve a goal or create better habits.

But as we all know they can be hard to stick to, it’s possible around 90% of people will fail to achieve them. Well not this year!

Here are some fantastic ideas for your 2022 new year’s resolutions.

1. Learn New Skills

learn new skills to achieve your new years resolution

What better way to start the new year than learning something new!

There are many opportunities to broaden your horizons and gain self confidence.

Gaining a new skill can help prepare you for the future, maybe it helps you gain the job you have always dreamed of or opens up new possibilities you never had before.

Time to brush up on your photography skills, or learn a new language. Feeling artistic? Learn to draw and design pieces. Or maybe you love music, learn to play that instrument you’ve always wished you could.

So have fun and learn at the same time! New year goals or what!

2. Start A New Hobby

Start a new hobby

Are you a sociable person? Or do you have plenty of free time to practice something new?

Joining a sports team or a club is a fab way to meet other students and feel part of a community. Not only that but it’s brilliant for your mental health. Killing two birds with one stone you could say.

Sport not your thing?

There are plenty of non-sport activities to join as well. Including music, art and media which you can get involved with whilst at uni.

Good news, putting activities such as these on your resume looks super promising to potential employers, as it showcases skills and abilities you have to make a positive impact on their company.

There’s no better excuse than new year’s resolutions to start that hobby you have always dreamed of doing. So, why not? What’s realllllly stopping you?!

3. Better Health

Better Health

Self care is one of the most important things you can do to ensure you are healthy, and that’s why we think focusing your new year’s resolution on better health is the perfect route to take!

Having a healthy lifestyle is not just about finding ways to lose weight, it’s about focusing on ways you can change your routine to make you feel better on the inside and out. 

Ensuring you eat healthier food can be hard as a student living in student accommodation. However, having a meal plan can keep you on track. Meal prepping the night before or for the week can help you keep up the healthy habits and improve your mood massively.

Implementing a new routine is also a step in the right direction. Research shows unplugging from your phone at least 30 minutes before bed can improve your sleep and helps you feel better the next morning.

Consuming less alcohol will improve health, and will be a good way to start a fresh new year. How does no hangover sound? Like a dream – we bet!

Try spending more time outside and less time on social media, as this can have a positive impact on reducing stress and achieving your new year’s resolution!

4. Save Money

Save your money

As a student, are you finding you’re always struggling for money? Christmas can be an expensive time of year, buying presents and all those parties you have to attend. It can be easy to overspend. 

Budgeting every month can help you control your finances. You will spend less and have more money left over each month than you did before.

Feel like a challenge?

Set yourself a start date and an end date, and between those dates do not spend any money apart from the absolute necessities.

You may find you have extra money left over, especially if you are someone who normally struggles to save.

5. Stop Procrastinating

stop procrastinating

New year’s resolutions don’t have to be big changes.

The smallest step in changing a bad habit is still a step!

Do you find you are always leaving uni work to the last minute? 

Researchers found people who procrastinate have high stress levels and low wellbeing.

Creating achievable goals in your studying can help you stop procrastinating and provide self motivation. Having a better understanding of your behaviour can help you make better choices to improve your mental health and productivity.

6. Preparing For The Future

a better future

University can be a challenging time in your life. Maybe you are stressing about the upcoming year, maybe you need extra cash to get by, or you just feel lost and with no direction to go in.

This is okay! Most student’s feel exactly what you’re feeling. So don’t get yourself down about it!

Setting resolutions can go a long way in helping you achieve long term goals.

Creating a to-do list or breaking goals up into parts will help you slowly achieve big goals whilst reducing stress levels and it will set you up on the right path for long term gain.

Put in the hard work now and you will reap the rewards later!

7. Make New Friends

making new friends

Starting University can be daunting, especially if you don’t know anyone. Or maybe you just want to expand your friendship group. There are a few things you can do to make new friends.

Joining a club or society is a good way to meet new people with the same interests as you. Don’t be shy, go check out what your university has to offer!

Living in student accommodation will give you plenty of opportunities to meet new people. 

Say hey to your flatmates and make use of the communal area’s you’re blessed with, you never know you may just find your best friend!

A final point is keeping yourself open to meeting new people wherever you are. You might find you are glad you did.

8. Get A Job

finding a job

Getting a part time job can give you some income whilst you study at university. So, why not make this your new year’s resolution if you need a bit of extra income?

Although working whilst studying can be difficult, it  will look amazing on your resume as it shows your willingness for self improvement and it gives you another opportunity to develop new skills (like we mentioned before, if you remember!)

There are plenty of jobs students can get to fit in with their studies. Indeed have named a few jobs students can do, if you need some ideas.

Wow, we’ve powered through these 8 new year’s resolutions! They’re great ways for you to improve yourself and your studies from the previous year. There are plenty more new year’s resolutions you can make, and maybe you’ve thought of some that are completely different to ours!. Let us know what your new year resolutions are for 2022!

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