2 January 2020
2020 has finally arrived! As a final-year midwifery student, my thoughts are turning to what might happen after uni - and my New Year's resolutions reflect that.
The excitement and joy from Christmas and New Year has passed (and we're recovering from the sweets, mince pies and celebrations). New adventures and goals begin.
A new year is a great opportunity to start afresh, whether academically or personally, and make resolutions for the upcoming year. As a third-year student, thoughts might turn to the months ahead, essays and exam deadlines, applying for jobs, and the uncertainty of what will happen after university.
New Year’s resolutions are meant to be personal to you and help you to achieve your goals. Make sure they are realistic and achievable to prevent putting too much pressure and stress on yourself. My advice would be to make some academic resolutions but also some personal ones as, after all, you must look after you!
In terms of academic resolutions, it might be small steps or plans to achieve a certain goal. For example:
Suggestions for personal resolutions include:
New Year’s resolutions aren’t always for everyone. Sometimes it’s best to do what works for you. As the saying goes ‘If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it’. Sometimes it can be little things to remember as you go through your final year, like affirmations.
My affirmation to other third-year students:
I don’t always do resolutions; sometimes I just have a plan in my mind that I know I want to do. So, these are some plans or affirmations that I want to work on this year:
But don’t forget to enjoy your final year and these next few months. Make those memories!