Five tips to bring success the New Year

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by Audrey Ho

With the start of a new year comes New Year’s resolutions.

For many, resolutions are typically hard to maintain after the first week or two.

That being said, whether you have New Year’s resolutions or not, here are some tips to help you succeed this semester.

Establish a goal and a plan for achieving it

It is important to know what you want. Establishing the steps that will get you there is also a crucial step. Without a clear plan of how you will reach your goal, it is unlikely that you will achieve it. Whether your goal involves improving your time management, better eating habits, or increasing your GPA, change requires time and preparation, especially if you’re planning on maintaining it.

Embrace the uncomfortable

Everyone likes being comfortable — it’s so easy! However, as cheesy as it may be, it’s a new year, which means there are new things to embrace! Step outside of your comfort zone and try something new — something, perhaps, you would not have ever imagined yourself doing. You’d be surprised by how much it can affect you. And if that something doesn’t, try something else!

Keep an eye on what you eat

I’m going to start with a disclaimer for this one: you don’t have to eat healthily all the time! If you already do, then wow! You’re already ahead of the game.

If you don’t, that’s totally okay! (I’m the worst popcorn binge eater.) However, as delicious as fatty foods and junk food can be, it’s crucial to watch what you’re eating so that you’re still healthy. A chocolate bar here and there doesn’t hurt, but try getting in some greens too.

Have fun

What’s the point in doing anything if you’re not enjoying it and having some fun? Despite any issues you may be having, it’s extremely important to take a break here and there to do something you like. All stresses, from co-op, school, your social life are exhausting and can really take a toll on one’s mental and physical health. Do something that relaxes your mind. and brings you immense joy. Last but not least, you got this!