A New Attitude for a New Semester

Posted by ENC Student Life on Jan 5, 2017 7:05:00 AM

Winter break is almost over! Next week students will start coming back to campus and with the fresh faces comes the opportunity for a fresh start. Use the new semester as an opportunity for a personal refresh. Start strong with good study habits, healthy eating and exercise, and making time for friends. 

School Work

Use the new semester as an opportunity for a new attitude. If last semesters grades didn't meet your standards, start this year with good study habits and all the tools you need to succeed. Take some time every day for studying in a nice quiet space. 

Personal Health

The pizza bar is ever tempting, but it probably shouldn't be the only thing you eat. Start the new year by adding a salad to lunch and dinner, and some fresh fruit to breakfast. Looking for a snack? Grab an apple or some trail mix from the campus store. 


Focus on the relationships that matter. Make a weekly coffee date with your best friend, or a monthly outing with a handful of friends. Invest time in the relationships that are closest to your heart. If you've got friends who are seniors, or you are a senior, use this time to make memories that will last long beyond graduation. 

One of the best ways to make sure you stay on track with your goals for the new year is to have a friend be your accountability partner. Ask your friends to remind you to steer away from the pizza line, or remind you it's time for a trip to the gym. Their encouragement could be just what you need to succeed!

Written by ENC Student Life

Student life in Quincy, MA at Eastern Nazarene College - Empowering students, enriching lives, and educating the next generation. The mission of Student Development at Eastern Nazarene College is to support the mission of the College by fostering a distinctly Christian living and learning community that facilitates the holistic development of students. Valuing the diversity of our students we seek to cultivate and empower their personal growth, health, and success in order to enrich their total learning experience and prepare them to lead and serve in the world.

Find me on:

Topics: Campus Life, Personal Wellness