Achievable Resolutions for the New Year

As yet another year comes to a close, it is time to reflect on and remember the last 12 months. You remember your milestones, your proudest achievements, and probably a few failures. Think back to December 31st of last year… Did you make any resolutions? Did you stick to them? Did your goals shift as the year went on? The answer is probably yes to all of those things and that’s okay! Life is all about how you handle Plan B, but it’s nice to have some ideas in mind for how you want things to go. Here are a few simple and achievable goals you can set for yourself in the new year!

Train For And Run A Race

Whether this means a 5K or a full marathon, training for/running a race for distance is a huge accomplishment no matter your age. There are so many different programs you can follow to cross that finish line and get that medal; not to mention running is a great mind-numbing activity that helps relieve a lot of stress for college students. Try a Couch to 5k plan or even a marathon schedule if you’re feeling adventurous! Also, so many races are fun and exciting! For example, there are Monster Runs, winery races, and of course the Rock’n’Roll Series! Remember, running is 80% mental and 20% physical. If you think you can, you’re right; if you think you can’t, you’re right.

Read More

Reading more is both simple and beneficial. It doesn’t matter if you are reading the next great American novel or the newest Marvel comic, as long as you are giving your brain a new kind of workout. Heck, even turn on the subtitles of the current video game you are playing for a different twist. I’d recommend doing the first resolution in tandem with this one and downloading audiobooks! Get yourself something you want to read/learn more about, download the audiobook, then only listen to it when you are training! Believe it or not, this helps a lot. It’s a win/win for you to workout your brain and your body! We suggest some of these books for college student reading.

Join A New Club

This one can be a bit daunting to those who are not keen on social events, but it is basic enough that anyone can do it. Everyone has hobbies right? Why not join a group of people who have the same hobbies as you! Universities have dozens of clubs and organizations of all kinds for students to take part in. Don’t be afraid to join a club for a hobby that is not currently active for you either; maybe you will find a new passion to join you in the new year.

Vow To Do Something More Or Better

Here I am referring to just making simple notes to do something a little more or a little better. For example, doing the dishes or keeping your apartment clean. Vowing to spend more time with your friends and less time watching Netflix by yourself. Maybe you want to rekindle a relationship with an old friend or family member. Anything that is going to just be something you can improve on or do more of which you think is going to help you within your daily life.

The key here is to set yourself up for success and set obtainable goals and not ones that are so far out there that you won’t stand a snowballs chance in H-E-Double Hockey Sticks of accomplishing. Always remember that this is a new year and you never know what is coming for you! Stay happy, healthy, and safe with these tips from GradGuard to set some new resolutions.