You all know, it’s about that time of year where we forget about those New Years Resolutions that we made two months ago (unless it was too lame for you to do). Some of us resolved to eat healthier, others were determined to get to the gym four days a week, while some decided to not miss a single class this semester *cough* me *cough*. Whatever that resolution was, you may have forgotten about it by now (I’ve noticed the gym is a little less crowded, so thanks!) Kidding.
In all seriousness, I think New Year’s Resolutions are a great thing. It’s a way to kick off our year on a positive note and find a way to transform ourselves, whether it be physically or mentally. Therefore, I came up with a few ways to keep those resolutions because let’s face it – I’m struggling with keeping mine right now too.
- Create a schedule for yourself. If you don’t plan out your goals, it makes it much more difficult to achieve them. Plus, if you’re the stereotypical Honors kid, you love to make lists and organize things. If you’re planning on eating healthier, start prepping your meals on Sunday so you have them prepared for all week (but always allow yourself a cheat day). If you’re trying to workout more often (I know these two are cliché but they’re the most common), then pencil it, no, PEN it into your to-do list.
- Tell everyone. I know a lot of people, myself included, that won’t follow through with some things if it’s just left up to them. I ran a half marathon in September and Girl Scout’s honor, the only thing that kept me going was everyone knowing about it, and worse, everyone knowing that I didn’t follow through with it if that were the case. Your friends and family provide a great support system, so let them help you!
- Tell yourself every day. This could be a bit difficult, but I had one major resolution this year that I constantly remind myself of. I want to stop being embarrassed. That being said, when I do things that I would usually be embarrassed about, I remind myself of my New Year’s Resolution. Catch yourself in the act and it will become habit.
Long story short, try to keep your New Year’s Resolutions! Have faith, fellow college students, it may get easier to resist that 2 a.m. pizza once you can’t stay up until 2 a.m. anymore.
What are some resolutions you made this year? Does anyone even make them anymore? Comment and let me know!