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New Year’s Resolutions: 2021 edition

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Maria Garnczarek | Master of Chemistry Variants Contact Maria
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Hey everyone! Happy New Year!

I believe that anytime is a good time to make a change in your life – to incorporate a new habbit into your routine, to embrace new values or do something simple like cutting your hair or changing your style. However, the beginning of a new year – a fresh start in the calendar seems to be an appropriate occasion to reflect and think about the things you can do to get one step closer to achieving your goals and improve your life in some ways. New year – new me, huh? Well, to say that would be an overstatement, but in this blogpost I would like to share with you my new year’s resolutions list. I hope you find it helpful as a source of inspiration or at least slightly entertaining to read ;).

  1. Meet new people and make more friends at uni

This one seems to be a common point for many students this year. Term 1 wasn’t exactly full of social gatherings and occasions to meet new people. In 2021 I would like to get to know more friends at the university. A good way to start is to try to talk to other students before or after a face-to-face seminar. Also, a message for you my lovely readers: feel free to message me if you’d like to have someone to talk to.

2. Meal prep more often

Meal prepping can save time and money since you’re buying and preparing home-cooked food ahead of time. It can also make your diet healthier as your menu is set in advance. You are less likely to choose a fast and unhealthy option when you already have a healthy lunch ready to go. This is exactly what a busy chemistry student like me needs. I hope that meal prep will make my cooking time more efficient and that it will improve my nutrition and save me from throwing away food that was left forgotten for too long at the bottom of my tiny fridge drawer.

3. Get a more regular sleep schedule with at least 7 hours of rest per night

I guess this one doesn’t really need an explanation. It is so easy to stay up late doing coursework and promise yourself to make up for the lost hours of sleep during the weekend, but it just doesn’t work that way. Getting 11 hours of sleep on Saturday doesn’t make it any easier to wake up for that 9.00 a.m. seminar on a Tuesday morning.

4. Ace my lab book

Taking extra care to prepare a high-quality lab book before the lab day seems to be the easiest way to set yourself up for success in the lab. Ensuring that my notes are very detailed, neat and pretty with tables and bullet points where appropriate will not only help me when carrying out experiments but will also improve my scores in the lab book category.

5. Go on walks more often

As lazy as I sometimes get, I am also aware of the amount of time I spend sitting at my desk in my room. Whenever I stare at my laptop’s screen for too long, I get headaches or my eyes get dry and hurt. We were always told how important it is to get some fresh air and stretch our muscles, but we never really see how much we need it until we are deprived of it. Our campus has a lot of green spaces and some quite beautiful pathways and I intend to make use of that in the new year. Something as short as a 15 minute walk can make a huge difference in your day.

And these are all the new year’s resolutions I have for you today. I hope you got some inspiration for your own resolutions and enjoyed my short list. I’d love to hear what your personal new year’s resolutions are to get inspired myself so make sure you leave a comment with your list below.

Till next time!

Maria

Poland
Maria Garnczarek | Master of Chemistry Variants Contact Maria
You can talk to me about studying chemistry and particularly…
Find out more about me Contact Maria

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