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January Hot Topic: Resolve Your Resolutions

ImageAs a new year begins, a lot of us try to make resolutions. We say we’re going to hit the gym more often, stop Facebooking so much, and make sure we get ahead on school-work rather than behind. However, as the year begins to move forward, we sometimes forget about the goals we have set for ourselves. And when you think about it, it’s really sad how many goals are forgotten before we even begin trying to attain them. So here are a few tips for achieving new goals in 2012:

1. Create Resolutions That Can Last

Don’t set your goals too high or try to achieve something unrealistic. The point of a resolution is to make a change for the good. Unachievable goals just lead to burn-out and disappointment.

2. Give Yourself Reminders

Not keeping a resolution isn’t always the result of lack of effort or desire. Sometimes, especially in the high-tech world we’re living in, we simply get distracted. Try limiting distractions and focusing on what’s important. I’ve found that posting notes in my room or on my phone really helps me to continuously keep my goals in view.

3. Use the Buddy System

Try setting goals with friends. It’s always good to have someone to be accountable to. Whether it’s having a work-out buddy to push you when you’re tired or a study buddy to keep you focused on your school work, having someone to remind you of your goals is important. So, encourage others and seek encouragement.

4. Have fun!

Although we all aspire to be great, you don’t want to miss out on the joys of youth. Set goals to better yourself without forgetting to enjoy your collegiate years – they fly by way too fast.


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