Top 10 Tips For A Successful 2021 As A Student

This is it. The seemingly awful 2020 is coming to an end, and although it gave us some really bad days, it did indeed teach us a lot of lessons. Looking back, with all of these pandemic-induced changes within and outside our lives, there are a lot of teachable moments we need to take into 2021 and look at life with a newer perspective if we want to succeed as students as well as humans. In order to do so, let’s look into the 10 best tips to have the best year and to succeed despite the odds in 2021!

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Be Grateful Every Step of The Way

Access to education, access to daily meals, and access to basic necessities have never mattered more. Be grateful that you have access to everything no matter how many times you have to fail before you succeed. Look beyond the fear, loss, and disappointment at the big picture. Take an inventory of your life and include all the things the pandemic prevented you from doing that you once took for granted. And consider all the people and things in your life that you’re grateful for, letting gratitude steer you beyond the restraints and the things you missed out on.

Find Solutions, Don’t Stay Hung Up On The Problem

Failures need not be hung up on for too long, especially since the solution is what is going to help you succeed in your exams, careers, and even your life. Move away from wasting your time in pining away at your failures and find your way out of it stat! When you broaden your perspective, your wide-angle lens will help you see potential in the big picture. List down your possibilities for 2020 and go get them with whatever help and grit you need!

Give Yourself Motivational Pep Talks

Stay positive and remind yourself of your strengths and blessings each and every day. During tough times, be as kind to yourself as you would your best friend. Affirm positive feedback instead of letting it roll over your head. Give yourself a good pep talk every morning, or whenever you feel dull. Seek acceptance from yourself and not from others, because after all, you are your biggest cheerleader! Throw modesty out the window, and remind yourself of all your personal resources.

Take Fresh Starts More Often

Didn’t make it in this attempt? Don’t wait for a year to have a fresh start. Begin NOW! Give yourself a fresher start and a renewed perspective whenever you are subject to a failure or a roadblock. This is not the end of the world, this is merely a new chapter of your life. Change your course and set a new track to achieve the same goal. Every loss contains a gain but you have to look for it. Every time you get up just one more time than you fall, you increase the likelihood of scaling hard times.

Set Boundaries

Set firm boundaries for yourself and those around you, and don’t consider it a taboo at all. Good intentions are one thing, but if you’re inclined to skip over self-care in lieu of more work or mindlessness, you’re setting yourself up for failure in the long run.

Boundaries are the key to staying sane. Make sure your friends and family members are aware of your schedule so they know when you’re accessible. However, you must also hold yourself accountable for keeping those hours. If you’ve committed to reading a certain chapter on a particular day, make sure you don’t spend hours at an end on the phone, scrolling through social media. Be firm on your boundaries and schedules and don’t let anyone obstruct that flow, not even you!

Learn Something Totally New

If we’ve learned anything from 2020, it is that life is unpredictable and the only time to truly live is now! So don’t wait! Go ahead and learn whatever you want to whenever it comes to mind! Make a point to challenge yourself with new concepts and situations. Pick up an instrument you’ve always wanted to learn, research a topic that fascinates you, try out an interesting language, or experiment with some creative recipes in the kitchen. The more you step outside your comfort zone on a personal level, the more inspired you’ll be in a professional capacity.

Give Yourself A Break

Burnouts are a real thing, especially when you’re studying for an all-important exam. So stay well-rested and well-slept. Cognitive abilities decline, as do mood and attention span. It’s easy to see why sleep deprivation is bad for business. Make sure you’re getting at least seven hours of sleep per night and, if that’s not possible, allow one or two days each week to catch up on missed sleep.

However, rest isn’t just about getting those overnight Z’s. Rest is also the ability to turn your brain off for a bit and truly relax. For some, this means a glass of wine and their favorite show whereas others value a day outside on their favorite nature hikes. If you want to have a productive and profitable 2021, you’d do well to prioritize rest—no matter what that looks like to you. 

Stay Away From Technology For A Bit

Digital detox is the way to go when it comes to being overtly engrossed online. Make a commitment to actually decrease your time staring at your smartphone and laptop. During your downtime, find new ways to fill your time that are more rewarding than endlessly scrolling through Instagram or Facebook. Pick up a book you’ve been meaning to read, go for a walk around the neighborhood, or work on a puzzle. Not only will these offline activities help you disconnect for a while, but they’ll also help to strengthen your brain in other ways you can’t get online.

Set A Goal

Be it long-term or short-term, set yourself some realistic goals and learn to assess them and keep tabs. This is a great way to overcome procrastination and get things done. Make the deal with yourself—small or large. You simply tell yourself something like: When I’m done with these 10 pointers, I can take a walk in the park or enjoy a snack. On the other hand, set a large and specific goal. A big, lofty goal will motivate you much more than small goals. A big goal has a big impact and can create a lot of motivation.

Stop Comparing Yourself With Others

You are an individual entity that needs no comparison, no matter what. With social media groups of agents often showing lots of people in only their most positive light, it’s easy to start to feel bad if you are not closing the number of transactions they are or having the success it appears that they are. Only compare YOU with YOU. There are always people ahead of you. Most likely quite a bit of people. And a few of them are miles ahead.

So remember and apply these tips from this very week to get started with a year of growth, positivity, and success! For more such motivational and helpful blogs, go ahead and browse through our website!