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19 December 2023

Reflecting on the Year: Setting Goals and Intentions for the New Year

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As the year draws to a close and we find ourselves amidst the festive cheer, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the past year and set intentions for the new one. Whether you’re studying for your degree, preparing for exams, or enjoying a well-deserved break, taking a moment to look back and plan ahead can be both therapeutic and empowering at the end of the year and the end of your first term back at university.

 

Looking Back: A Year of Growth and Challenges

The academic year has likely been a journey filled with academic triumphs, personal growth, and the inevitable challenges that come with pursuing a degree. Take a moment to celebrate your achievements, big and small, and acknowledge the hurdles you overcame. From conquering tough assignments to forming new friendships and navigating the twists and turns of university life, each experience has contributed to your growth.

 

Consider the skills you’ve developed, the knowledge you’ve gained, and the resilience you’ve shown in the face of adversity. These reflections will serve as a foundation for setting meaningful goals in the coming year.

 

Setting Goals for Academic Success:

As you embark on the journey into the new year, take some time to outline your academic goals. What courses do you want to excel in? Are there specific skills you aim to hone? Setting clear and achievable academic goals will provide you with a roadmap for success.

Consider breaking down your goals into smaller, manageable tasks. Whether it’s improving time management, seeking out additional resources, or joining study groups, these actions can contribute to a more fulfilling and successful academic experience.

 

Cultivating Personal Growth and Wellbeing:

Beyond academic achievements, it’s essential to focus on personal growth and well-being. What habits or activities contribute to your overall happiness and balance? Whether it’s dedicating time to hobbies, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, or fostering positive relationships, prioritize activities that contribute to your holistic well-being.

Consider setting intentions for self-care and stress management. This might include regular exercise, mindfulness practices, or simply carving out time for activities that bring you joy. A healthy mind and body are fundamental to navigating the demands of student life successfully.

Getting involved in the Ormskirk Community:

In the coming year, consider getting involved in local activities, joining clubs, or volunteering. Engaging with the community outside of your academic commitments can provide a well-rounded university experience and contribute to personal and social growth.

Embracing the McComb Students Community:

Living at McComb Students means being part of a unique community. Connect with fellow residents, attend community events, and build a support network that extends beyond the classroom. Your fellow students can be a valuable source of inspiration, encouragement, and collaboration.

 

A Year of Possibilities

As the year comes to a close, take the time to reflect on the achievements and challenges of the past year. Use these reflections as a springboard for setting meaningful goals and intentions for the new year. Whether it’s academic success, personal growth, community engagement, or a combination of these, the coming year is a canvas of possibilities waiting for you to paint your story.

Wishing all McComb Students in Ormskirk a reflective and rejuvenating holiday season, and a year ahead filled with success, growth, and memorable experiences.

By Antonia McComb

Analyst

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