Take classes that interest you // If you're interested in a class, you're bound to do well in it. Don't just take any art class, take a painting class if it feeds your soul. Find classes that capture your attention while filling the requirements. If you're required to take a class, try and find a good teacher that helps you feel excited about the class.
Use your planner // Write down everything as soon as you know it. This way you'll be on top of things and not scramble to finish your assignments at the last second. Use different colored pens or sticky notes to keep you jazzed. Get a new planner if you want.
Get new school supplies // New school supplies always get me excited to do work. Go online and order artsy stationary or Japanese pens. You'll be excited to do work for at least a few days. Plus, you can use them to decorate your planner.
Clean your study area // Get rid of all the junk so you can start studying. What you might find in your study area might surprise you. Maybe you'll be lucky and find a $20 bill. You can decorate the area after you've cleaned it as a reward.
Take time for yourself // Be sure to relax and focus on yourself. You need some love if you plan on being a stellar student. Your body is going to get worn down and have a break down if you don't spend time taking care of it every now and then. Make a healthy salad or put on a face mask. Just spend time on yourself.
School shouldn't be your life // School should never be your life. You need to enjoy life. Hang out with friends if it makes you happy. Take a break from studying to be with your friends. You'll come back energized.
Hope these tips will help you have a productive semester.