New Year’s resolution guide

Start the year off on the right foot by following these helpful tips

Now is a time for resolutions.

Every year around this time, it’s the same old story. Resolutions are made and then many are broken a week later. They seem to get harder and harder to keep every year.

Some of the most popular resolutions have to do with health and wellness. Setting cumulative goals can be difficult to keep up with. Instead of focusing on how much progress you want to make, focus instead on what you can do on a daily or weekly basis. Tell yourself that you’ll make it to the gym twice a week after classes. Then after a while, you can add another day as you see fit.

While physical fitness is important, maintaining your mental wellness is an absolute must. You can actually hit two birds with one stone by introducing physical activity into your daily routine. According to the Mayo Clinic, regular physical activity can help heighten your mood and combat depression and anxiety as well as benefit you in other ways such as raising confidence and getting you out and about to meet new people.

Jumping off of that point, meeting new people is also incredibly important when it comes to setting up a new and improved lifestyle. It’s always good to try new things and get out of your shell and these things can happen by simply talking to someone you normally wouldn’t. 

Are you not comfortable with talking to new people? No worries. That’s what these resolutions are for. It could be as simple as just asking the cashier at your coffee shop how their day is going. Meeting new people is a skill that needs to be honed just like any other.

In addition to meeting people, there are many more skills that you can pick up in the new year. It could be learning how to play guitar or speak a new language. The important thing is to find a new hobby or way to occupy your time.

Look to try something new and start 2020 off on the right foot. Make sure it’s something that you are able to accomplish and then build from there. Read new books, listen to new music and if none of these appeal to you, just find a way to come home everyday with a new story to tell.


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