Students make resolution revolution


Tribune News Service

PLAN AHEAD. Experts also recommend that you schedule workouts or anything else geared towards goals in advance. This helps hold you accountable and form routines. Planners, calendars, and phone reminders are all great ways o do this.

Lydia Masset, Staff Writer

It seems that most people find that their New Year’s resolutions rarely outlive the month of January. We have all experienced this: once the excitement for a new year runs out, so seems our motivation to make the daring changes to our lives we had planned for.

But do not fear. This year can be different.

Experts have suggested several ways to stay true to these goals all year long. One way poses that you stick to a single goal. After all, doing one goal effectively can be more productive than only partially completing several.

Another way to do this can be starting with smaller more attainable goals and small progressive changes rather than picking large daunting goals. Once the small changes in your habits and routines begin to add up, you will likely find it easier to continue to set and achieve goals.

“If, for example, your aim is to exercise more frequently, schedule three or four days a week at the gym instead of seven,” according to the American Psychological Association.

It is also key that you find a way to hold yourself accountable to your goals.

“Simply sharing your resolutions with family members and close friends and discussing your progress with them can help keep you on track,” said Ashley Welch to CBS News.

Finally, make sure you do not try too tackle this years goals and challenges alone.

“Accepting help from those who care about you and will listen strengthens your resilience and ability to manage stress caused by your resolution,” according to the American Psychological Association.

All in all, resolutions do not have to be something you only think about once a year. Each day is an opportunity to start fresh and be your best self.