by Selina Quintero

When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, we begin to notice the phrase, “New Year, New Me!” all over social media. While the New Year brings new opportunities, it doesn’t mean we have to change everything about ourselves. As students, we are constantly trying to find ways to prepare ourselves for college, and “New Year, New Me” is not the only way of doing so. The New Year is a great time to reflect on the changes we want or need to make.

Stop procrastinating for goodness sake! How many times have you pushed every homework assignment off for the last minute? This is why you’re up at 2:00 a.m. desperately trying to finish it. At some point, there will come a time when things simply can’t be done in a single night. Do yourself a favor; get into the habit of productive time management.

Get organized! Keep a calendar at your side 24/7 if you have to. With a calendar, you can balance academics and extracurricular activities with your social life. Isn’t that nice for a change? Using a planner or calendar will allow you to visualize your commitments, helping you remain organized and on track even during the busiest of times. Keep this up and the New Year will be a great one for you!