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5 New Years Resolutions every student should make in 2019

We've survived the first week of 2019 and it's already been exciting.

We've had a (less than pleasing, for some) Inbetweeners reunion and Piers Morgan has thrown his toys out the pram over a vegan sausage roll, obviously.

Now I know I shouldn't hate on people for wanting to become better people in the new year, but most resolutions aren't that achievable. So, here are five New Year's resolutions every student should make in 2019.

1. Spend some time in the library

'New Years resolutions are meant to be fun' I hear you say.

Of course, whether you're in your first or final year of uni, the library is actually pretty useful. Nobody goes to the library enough; I'm not suggesting you go every day—considering uni libraries are boring and crowded—but just go once a week and you'll feel more productive.

2. Try something new

Trying something new is probably on everyone's resolution list. Maybe go to a club you've never been to, or try out an activity you've always wanted to, or you could make an effort to cook something other than a Pot Noodle.

3. Actually go to your lectures

I get that I reek of teacher's pet when I say this, but you'll thank yourself. Sometimes getting up for lectures and sitting down for a few hours feels like a huge effort, but think of it this way, that nine grand a year isn't getting any smaller so you should make the most of it.

4. Talk to your tutors

I think people have a bit of a complex over this one, but as well as being paid crazy amounts to talk at us, lecturers also have loads of knowledge about their subject and university itself.

So if you're feeling snowed under, give your lecturers a chance—they might just surprise you.

5. Check on your mates

This is a super easy one, and we should all be doing this anyway. In the spirit of change, give this a go in 2019. Whether it be a stupidly long phone call, or just a simple message, give your friend's an indication you're thinking of them.

Uni is stressful and horrible, and sometimes we just need to know someone's there for us when we need it—even if it's just to tag us in memes every now and then.

I hope I've given you some simple ways to change yourself  for the better in 2019: no crash diets, no crazy fitness regimes, just simple tricks and tips. What are your resolutions this year?

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