Julie Russ

GETTING READY FOR THE NEW SEMESTER: THE UNIVERSITY EDITION

HEY THERE, HOPE YOU ARE ALL WELL

LATELY, I’VE BEEN THROUGH A ROLLER COASTER OF EMOTIONS AND ALL IN THE SAME WEEK AND ALL FOR THE SAME REASON: A DUDE
HONESTLY I LIKED LIFE BETTER WHEN A MAN IS NOT AROUND TO SHAKE THINGS, SHIFTING MY MINDSET FROM THE IMPORTANT STUFF TO ME THINKING AND ATTEMPTING TO HAVE AN INSIGHT OF HIS ACTIONS, WHICH LEAVE CLUELESS AND SAD…AND NOW I KIND OF MISS THE CALMNESS OF MY LONELINESS.
ANYWHO, IT ALSO SADDENS ME THE FACT THAT SUMMER IS ALMOST OVER, AND NOW ITS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER TO CHANGE MINDSETS: FROM PARTYING, BEACH AND BIKINIS MINDSET TO TESTS, ENDLESS STUDYING HOURS, ATTEMPTING TO BE A FULL TIME STUDENT WHILE WORKING A PART-TIME JOB ETC.
ALTHOUGH THE LIST SOUNDS MORE NEGATIVE THAN POSITIVE, I AM TRULY EXCITED FOR THE NEW SEMESTER TO BEGIN, AND ALSO BECAUSE FALL AND WINTER ARE MY FAVORITE SEASONS, BUT THATS FOR ANOTHER BLOG POST. 
COMMING OFF A 3 MONTH BREAKE I THINK IM PRETTY MUCH READY FOR ANYTHING THROWN MY WAY (LETS SEE IF IM STILL THINK THAT HALFWAY THROUGH THE SEMESTER LOL), I ALSO LOVE GETTING READY FOR NEW SEMESTERS, AND I THINK NOW ITS THE PERFECT TIME TO BEGIN WITH THE PREPARATIONS! 
NOW WITHOUT ANY FURTHER ADO HERE IS A LIST OF THINGS I LIKE TO DO TO PREPARE FOR THE NEW SEMESTER!
1. FIND THE PLANNER 
I DONT KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT I AM A BULLET JOURNAL TYPE OF CHICK, I LOVE LOVE LOVE BULLET JOURNALING, BUT BACK IN THE DAY (A YEAR AGO) I WAS A PLANNER PERSON. I REMEMBER THAT I LOVED GOING PLANNER SHOPPING, THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THAN FINDING THE ONE THAT IS FLEXIBLE FOR YOUR STUDENT NEEDS. 
SINCE I AM A BULLET JOURNAL PERSON I HAVE A POST ON SETTING UP MY BULLET JOURNAL COLLECTIONS FOR UNI (CLICK HERE IF YOU WANNA CHECK THAT OUT). 
AND MY FAVORITE JOURNALS ARE THE LEUCHTTURM1917 THE BULLET JOURNAL EDITION. 

2.  SCHOOL SUPPLIES SHOPPING
THIS IS MY SECOND FAVORITE THING TO DO TO GET READY FOR THE NEW SEMESTER, THERE IS NOTHING MORE FULFILLING THAN NEW STICKY NOTES, NOTEBOOKS, PENS, AND HIGHLIGHTERS, PERSONALLY I DON’T USE BINDERS OR FOLDERS. 
I USUALLY BUY A NOTEBOOK WITH 5 SUBJECTS AND ASSIGN A SPACE FOR EACH CLASS I AM TAKING, AND ALSO I BUY OTHER TWO NOTEBOOKS, I KEEP THE 5 SUBJECT NOTEBOOK AT HOME AND THE OTHER ARE TO TAKE THEM TO SCHOOL WITH ME, SO LET’S SAY I HAVE COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AND ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY ON MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS, AND ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS I HAVE STATISTICS AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, ONE NOTEBOOK WILL COME WITH ME ON MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS AND THE OTHER WILL COME WITH ME ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS FOR IN-CLASS NOTES. 
THE 5 SUBJECT NOTEBOOK IS TO RE-TAKE ALL THE NOTES AND EXTRA NOTES FROM THE TEXTBOOK AT HOME, THIS METHOD IS TECHNICALLY TO GO OVER WHAT YOU LEARNED ON CLASS AND IT WORKS PRETTY WELL. 
3. THE SYLLABUS
I THINK ITS IMPORTANT TO START ORGANIZING EARLY, SO IF THE SYLLABUS IS POSTED EARLIER IT GIVES ME MORE TIME TO ADD ASSIGNMENTS, TESTS, AND IMPORTANT DATES TO MY SEMESTER AT A GLANCE (CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT MY SCHOOL BUJO SET UP!)

4. GOALS
THE LAST THING I LIKE TO DO IS TO SET UP GOALS FOR THE SEMESTER, ONE OF MY GOALS THIS SEMESTER IS TO GET A’S AND B’S IN ALL CLASSES, AND IF I KNOW IM NOT DOING THAT GREAT IN A CLASS (IT HAPPENS) TO ACTUALLY GET HELP. I AM ONE OF THOSE PERSONS WHO PREFERS TO DO EVERYTHING ON HER OWN, I HAVE A REALLY HARD TIME ASKING FOR HELP, EVEN THOUGH THE TA’S AND PROFESSORS ARE THERE AND TECHNICALLY YOU ARE PAYING THEM FOR THAT HELP, S YEP THAT’S ONE OF MY GOALS. THE BEST THING ABOUT SETTING GOALS IS THAT THEY ARE COMPLETELY UP TO YOU! MAKE SURE THE GOALS ARE ATTAINABLE THOUGH, DON’T DO THE: “GOING TO THE GYM MORE OFTEN” REMEMBER THAT THE MORE DESCRIPTIVE THE GOAL IS THE EASIER IS TO ACCOMPLISH IT, SO INSTEAD OF “GOING TO THE GYM MORE OFTEN” YOU CAN SAY “GO TO THE GYM 3 TIMES PER WEEK” OR EVEN BETTER “RUNNING ON THE TREADMILL FOR 30 MINUTES 3 TIMES PER WEEK.” BEING SPECIFIC ALSO MAKES YOUR PROGRESS EASIER TO TRACK. 
5. CHANGING MINDSETS
WHAT I MEAN WITH CHANGING MINDSETS IS TO START THINKING POSITIVELY, EVEN IF YOU ARE NERVOUS OR BUMMED TO START A NEW SEMESTER START THINKING POSITIVELY NOW! WHEN YOU GO INTO A NEW SEMESTER THINKING IT WILL BE GREAT ITS MORE LIKELY THAT IT WILL BE! 

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