I am not a follower of the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions. The reason is they are just dreams with no deadline. I like to keep short-term and long-term goals like weekly and monthly goals. However, this year I do have a resolution. I want to improve a skill that is essential for most things I face every day, from performing tasks effectively to maintaining healthy relationships. Goals are things that you wish to achieve in a certain period of time.
Some of the achievable goals I made for the upcoming year are
- Read more: I had always loved reading novels. In past two to three years I stopped reading books except for my textbooks. Next year I want to make time to read new and more books.
- Develop time management skills: Good times management skill increases productivity and gets multiple works done in a short period of time. It helps me in prioritizing the most important tasks.
- Get organized: When I have multiple tasks to do I tend to forget things. Hopefully, I like making schedules, writing things down. Staying organized increases my 'me time' and provides stress relief.
- Break up big goals into smaller goals and try to achieve them: Big goals often give me an overwhelming feeling. Breaking them down and completing individual tasks gives me the confidence to move towards the next goal.
- Focus on more than just grades: It's very necessary to focus on learning than on just the college grades. Good grades create an illusion of being intelligent whereas learning generates intelligence. Next year I would like to spend more time improving my technical skills as I am a computer science student apart from focusing on academics.
- Take classes that will help lead to my dream job: Dedicating time to my passion will help me in getting closer to my dream job. I want to finish few courses related to career by the end of next year.
- Eat healthy food and get more sleep: Exams are sometimes stressful and lead to tiredness. Next year I want to make a habit of eating healthy food, exercising more, and getting enough sleep.