We hope you all had an amazing winter break and welcome back to UVM for another wonderful semester. We here at the Career Center and within the Exploring group wish nothing but success for you and remember – we are here to facilitate that every step of the way!
Here are a few key things to keep in mind in order to cultivate your version of success:
- Time management. It is a new semester so it’s the perfect time to implement strategies in order to better your time management. Perhaps try out using different types of calendars whether it be a traditional planner, Google calendars, or something like a Panda Planner! A Panda Planner can be great because it focuses on each day and emphasizes gratitude not only for the things around you, but also for yourself.
- Keep up with self-care. Yes, you are important. So, make sure that you are giving yourself enough time in order to feel good because how we feel internally comes out in everything we do. Do something new or fun, maybe check out some events put on by UVM Bored or look into some offerings from Living Well. Living Well offers appointments for free massages, drop-in counseling, and sex education and supplies.
- Realize that there are ebbs and flows in everything. Just know that every aspect in life, whether it is academic or personal, has ebbs and flows. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you find yourself or life around you stumbling. Just know that you can conquer anything, and we choose what we do with each day. Perhaps try journaling in order to reflect back on both good and tough times. Even creating a note in your phone can be powerful!
- Keep exploring! Try out new things, understand yourself deeper, meet new people, explore your interests, dive into what makes you happy and excited. The Exploring Group team is so excited to help you make that happen. So, please check out some of the events we have coming up and know you can always reach out to us for help or guidance.
Hopefully over winter break you were able to recharge, relax, and destress. This time for ourselves is so important because now we can take on the new semester and new year, and feel successful about where we’re headed.