20 Unique New Year's Resolutions For Students: 2023
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20 Unique New Year's Resolutions For Students: 2023

5 min
Uploaded on
Jan 4, 2022
Last updated on
Mar 17, 2023
Uploaded on
Jan 4, 2022
Last updated on
Mar 17, 2023
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New You In The New Year

It's that time of the year again; the new year is right around the corner, and people have started to decide on their new year's resolutions. Many students decide to improve their health and grades, learn new things and more. Many are still unsure about their resolutions, and if you are one of them, we are here to help you out. We have compiled a list of 20 new year's resolutions for students! In this list, we will talk about unique new year's resolutions for students which might pique your interest; let's not waste more time and dive right into it.

Be less stressed out!

There is no better way to start your new year as a student than to be less stressed. Stress is one of the students' biggest problems while studying; it can cause even the best of us to feel overwhelmed with emotions going haywire. Being less stressed is one of the best new year's resolutions that anyone can choose. If you are stressed about a situation that has taken place, try out this technique.

  1. Set a timer for 2 minutes on your phone.
  2. Let out your emotions for the next 2 minutes. Cry or scream it out, but let your emotions flow.
  3. Once the timer rings, compose yourself and say, "Can't Change It". You will see the difference in your stress.

If you want to learn more about managing stress, our blog about stress management for students will greatly assist you.

Set your educational goals

This new year's resolution for students is one that any student can use, from freshers to students in their final year! Just sit down and think of what you want to do education-wise, which major you want to pursue, what are your career goals, and do you want to pursue further studies. This will make your goals clear to you, and with the start of the new year, you can start pursuing your goals!

Reduce your caffeine addiction

This one is for all the students who consume more than enough caffeine on a daily basis. We all know how students love to stay up all night to complete their assignments and projects. The only thing that keeps them awake is caffeine, let it be through coffee or energy drinks. Caffeine may provide the energy required to stay up, and constantly drinking caffeine may give you an addiction. This addiction affects your body negatively in many aspects. This new year, try to reduce your caffeine intake or addiction. This resolution is one of the best new year's resolutions for students.

Start managing your expenses

Managing expenses is a nightmare for many students, and if you are also having problems managing expenses, there are a few ways to go about managing your expenses in the fast-approaching new year. A few simple ways to manage your expenses as a student are

  1. Creating a budget
  2. Use budgeting apps
  3. Tracking your debt

You can use these simple tips and make one of the best new year's resolutions that you have made. If you want to learn more on this topic, our money management blog for students can help you learn more.

Get in touch with your hobbies

This new year, get in touch with the hobbies you dropped due to a lack of time, stress, or any other reason. Many students stop following their hobbies once they enter college and then forget about them, to remember them once in a while and think that they will pick them up again when they are free. Don't think about doing what you should love when you are free this new year; pick them up and make time for them. You will see why you should love doing these hobbies. This is among the best new year's resolutions for students out there!

Make new friends

Making new friends and meeting new people should be on every student's new year's resolutions list. Who doesn't love meeting new people and making friends? Other than introverts. It is always fun to meet someone new and befriend them, just for them to end up as your best friend. This new year's resolution is best made close to the Christmas tree of your city because you never know that your future friend is there as well, making the exact resolution.

If you don’t know how to make friends or you are an introvert, our blog on how to make friends will be your “best friend”.

Find a job or an internship 

Start your new year in the best way possible, and that is by gaining a source of income and experience! Find a job or an internship in your field of studies and start gaining experience to boost your CV, and as a small reward, you will be getting paid for working. This resolution will not only make you feel productive but also help you create a good CV for yourself, and you never know that the internship or job you applied for is what you need to get placed in your dream company! Finding a job or an internship has to be one of the top new year's resolutions for students. 

If you don't know where to begin your hunt for an internship, our guide on how to find an internship will help you in your hunt 

Learn new things

With the new year ahead, how about you learn something new as well? Try to pick up a language to speak or code. Learn how to cook a recipe that you have always wanted to learn. Learn how to play an instrument, learn anything, but it should be something you have never done. In doing so, you are pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and growing and learning new things. This makes this resolution leave its mark on the list of popular new year's resolutions for students.

Smile more!

"Be happy, it drives people crazy"- Paul Coelho. 

Try to smile more than you do in the new year. Smiling helps you feel better, and your body releases cortisol and endorphins that reduce blood pressure, pain and stress. It also increases your endurance and strengthens your immune system. There is also an added benefit of smiling; if you genuinely smile, you can make others around you smile and lift their mood in the process. Let us all make a new year's resolution to spread our infectious smiles all around!

Get more sleep

We are all familiar with how messed up students' sleep schedules are. Did you know there are many cons to not sleeping well? These include a lack of attention, alertness, and concentration. Chronic sleep deprivation also can cause major health problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, heart disease and more! These cons give any students reason to sleep more. Hence, getting more sleep should be a new year's resolution for all students. 

Be proactive

This resolution is for the students who don't participate in class and sit and watch the drama unfold. This new year try to participate more in your class, give feedback, and talk to your teachers. Be more proactive and be involved in your class activities. This will help you grow as a person! Being proactive is among the best new year's resolutions for students.

Start a skincare routine

Are you tired of your skin having a mind of its own and growing pimples and acne wherever it wants? Or do you want to look better? How about you start a skincare routine new year? Start taking care of your skin and start feeling confident because of it. Students with skin problems should take up this new year's resolution! 

Start exercising

Do you feel underconfident about yourself and how you look? This new year's resolution is just the one for you. Exercising not only makes you fit and healthy, but it also has many other advantages that include feeling confident about yourself, it helps you create a mental schedule. Even if you work out the slightest, you will start to see a change in yourself. To start exercising is on the list of the best new year's resolutions for students for sure.

Reduce procrastination

This one is for all the procrastinators out there. Make a new year's resolution to reduce procrastination and be more productive. Once you stop procrastinating, you will find that after all your work is complete, you have the remaining day to yourself and no stress about the pending work. If you need help to stop procrastinating, try out this technique

  1.  Set a timer for five minutes
  2. Start doing your work and give it your all. Give it your best even if you don't want to; after all, you can quit in five minutes if you want.
  3. See how you feel when the timer goes off. You've likely conquered the biggest obstacle, which was starting, and are now on your path to finishing what you started.

This technique is called the 5-minute rule, which helps you reduce procrastination and be more productive. Reducing procrastination is among the top new year's resolutions for students.

Read more books!

What we mean by reading more books is not just reading novels and literature. You can, of course, read these books to help you improve your English Language skills, but you should read more books that will help you upskill yourself. These types of books will help you boost your CV and skills to get your dream job! This is among the best new year’s resolutions for students.

Be more spontaneous

This resolution is definitely one on the list of new year’s resolutions for students. This is for the students who back out of plans made on the spot. Try to be more spontaneous and say yes to impromptu plans. You will find out the fun that is had. You can say no to a few, but try to go with the flow when you can and see how you feel. 

Leave a bad habit behind

Start your new year with a new you. End a bad habit in your life, like the way the year is ending. Your bad habit could be anything from biting your nails, not brushing your teeth or flossing, smoking, or anything. Bury that bad habit 6 feet underground with the coming new year and start as a new person! You can't expect perfection overnight, but you'll get there with determination. 

Take a detox from social media

Try to take a break from social media once a month in the coming year. Taking a break from social media helps improve awareness and boosts your mood and focus. Social media is also more of a distraction and hampers your productivity. Try detoxing from social media often as one of your new year's resolutions this time.

Start a bucket list

This new year start a bucket list and write down everything you want to do before you die. In doing so, you will start working towards those goals and push yourself out of your comfort zone to grow and complete your bucket list, making a bucket list among the best new year's resolutions for students.

Prioritise mental health

Many students are making new year's resolutions for mental health. It is an important topic in the modern day and age. It should be taken seriously and definitely prioritised. You can do many things to improve your mental health and prioritise it, like reducing your stress, exercising, smiling more, getting enough sleep, leaving a bad habit behind and detoxing from social media. Prioritizing mental health is the top step on students' new year's resolutions list.

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We hope you have gained a fair idea of all the new year’s resolutions you want to take when the year ends. We also hope that you keep these resolutions by the end of the first week of the new year.