Making this year’s resolutions work

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Ashley Viera/ Contributing Writer

Tips for making a New Year’s resolution


With New Year’s over, many decide to make a list with resolutions for the new year, however few follow through with it. Here are some tips to assure that doesn’t happen to you:


1. Keep it simple. The more complex and intricate you make your resolutions the harder they are to follow through with.


2. Keep it short. Don’t make a long list of expectations, it will just lead an even longer list of disappointments. Seeing an extensive list of wants and desires for the new year will quickly become overwhelming and tedious.


3. Keep it realistic. Don’t go crazy and get overly ambitious, even ambition has it own limits. For example, if you made a resolution to get all A’s in school in the upcoming spring semester, yet are taking arduous courses such as calculus, you might want to readjust your expectations.


4. Don’t get discouraged. If you don’t hastily notice changes and positive modifications with regards to your resolutions; be patient. Apply the statement all comes with patience because, well it does.


5. Get creative and innovative. If you hastily begin to feel discouraged with your resolutions think of new and different ways to approach your resolutions. This will keep your resolutions fun and light, making them easier to complete. For instance, if one of your resolutions is to get fit and healthy don’t just restrictedly stick to one sort of exercise. Pursue various, different types of exercises such as walking, dancing, biking and swimming. This prevents the task of exercising from becoming redundant and boring.


6. Persistence is key. No matter how much you might want to quit continuously remind yourself that the end result will be totally worth it.

Finally remember New Year’s is a time for reflection and rejuvenation not utter reconstruction of self. It’s about making changes that will make a positive impact on your life.  Also, keep in mind that you do not need to wait until the end of the year to make positive changes, start as soon as you can. So, take a deep breath and embrace the new year with open arms and positivity.

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