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Taking a turn on new year’s resolutions


by Caitlin Blackmon | staff writer

At the end of every year, we find ourselves feeling that we need to fulfill some sort of need in our lives; something that will make the next year the “best year of our lives.” However, many new year’s resolutions seem to be placed on the back burner shortly after they are made, despite the fact that they are made with good intentions.  

Many times, the resolutions we make for ourselves are ones that are simply unfeasible. If we have busy schedules, we try to cram more time in for yoga class. If we feel we need to do more, we try to be extremely productive but all we end up doing is overwhelming ourselves with too many tasks to complete.

It’s time to start making resolutions we can actually keep. This doesn’t mean they shouldn’t challenge us to try and tackle new goals. It just means we should make resolutions that have a greater chance of actually being kept.

“I would say [make] the smaller goals made to achieve a bigger goal,” junior Katherine Behrmann said. “Like trying to finish homework before a certain time so you _635543301820034710-461924673can get more sleep, or trying to be nicer to a specific person, because, in the end, you would eventually be nicer to mostly everyone.”

While challenging yourself to do things like running a marathon or going vegan may be out of your league, try to make a very specific exercising goal, like running for a short time twice a week, or cutting those cheat foods out of your regular diet. Changing small things can lead to a bigger change overall.

It’s easier to do better for yourself when you are motivated to do things you know you can accomplish. Don’t make resolutions that are nearly impossible to fulfill,  and that you know will only be tossed out the window the first week of the new year. Instead, make it a point to do the possible, and do it well.

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Taking a turn on new year’s resolutions