It's almost time to start school again; that means waking up early, lugging around heavy textbooks, long nights of homework, and cramming for tests. It also means new opportunities; school dances, plays, new friends, and new experiences.

Whatever goals you have this school year, these seven tips will help you zero in on what you want to accomplish and help you prepare for a phenomenal year from start to finish.

1. Change your hair.

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One of the easiest ways to make a change this school year is to change up your style. Try cutting your hair, dying it, or trying a new style. It's a great way to feel like a new person.

2. Change your style.

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If you feel like you've always dressed the same and you're looking for a way to reinvent yourself; try a new style. Make some new WHI collections and focus on what you want to tell people about yourself this year.

3. Take your vitamins this year.

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If you've always tried to set healthy habits but soon found yourself falling short of the mark, now's the time to try it again. Vitamins can give your body the nourishment it's been missing and help you feel a small sense of accomplishment at the successful induction of a simple but effective habit.

4. Eat better.

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Eating healthier helps boost your mental health and brain capabilities and helps build a strong body mentally, physically, and emotionally.

5.Be open to new people.

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It's all well and good to grow up with a tight clique or friend group, but remember that new people can help you grow mentally and emotionally.

6. Be open to new opportunities.

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If you've never gone to a school dance now might be the year to do so, if you've always wanted to try out for the school play, don't hesitate to do so, join student council or powder puff! Whatever new clubs or opportunities are available to you, be open to them.

Whatever you hope to accomplish this year, remember that a successful and happy year starts with YOU and what YOU do differently!

This article was written by @whirlwindbound on the We Heart It Writer's Team.