New year: you know what that means

Lizzie Hanson ‘23, Freelance Writer

Coming up with New Year’s resolutions is a widespread tradition at the dawn of a year. Some examples of common resolutions might be to lose weight, exercise more often, eat less junk food, or get better grades in school. “My resolution is to eat healthier and to get good grades,” freshman Brooklyn Borg said. Simple and small goals are often the best to start out with, so you do not have to think extreme when coming up with goals. Often smaller changes make the greatest impact. 

Coming up with and accomplishing a goal is easier said than done. When thinking of some, keep these things in mind: is it specific? Is it measurable? Is it achievable? Could you accomplish it in a reasonable time frame? This set of questions is commonly known as SMART. It is not impossible to find the resolution for you if you utilize this thought process along with a few other simple steps. “This year, I want to train harder in my dance classes to improve my technique and skills,” freshman Anessa Hanson said.

To start, come up with something you want to achieve. Next, make sure it is SMART. Then, write it down. It could be in a journal or somewhere you can easily review everyday. Lastly, decide on how you will accomplish it. For instance, if your goal is to eat healthier, you could simply start out by not eating as much fast food or frequenting less restaurants and instead choosing to cook at home. By following these steps, you will be more likely to achieve your objectives.

When trying to achieve your New Year’s resolutions, remember that it is okay if you do not reach your goal everyday. It is normal to mess up sometimes. You might find it tough at first, and that is totally okay. Just be persistent, stay positive, and stick to it. With all of this in mind, the year 2020 can be your year.

 

Photo courtesy of fitness-nation.net

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