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Editorial: Are your ‘New Year, New Me’ resolutions possible?

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Susie Duose
In the new year, people make goals to start the year fresh. If you struggled last year, you can get through with these tips!

For this new year, you may have heard this common phrase, “New Year, New Me”. This phrase is used by many just before or on New Year’s Day and is usually followed by making New Year’s resolutions for a fresh start to achieving their goals.

Many create ideas of what they could do in the new year out of excitement. For example, they may think of saving up for a new phone or making a habit of going to the gym. Whatever it may be, it can be really helpful if they stay committed to their New Year resolution.

But here’s the problem:
Regardless of the motivating phrase, “New Year, New Me,” people give up on their goals before they even start. Why is that? Often, people are so excited for the new year to come and begin to create an exciting plan of the unknown. Then, when it’s time to do that plan, they give up way too soon before the year even starts. It may be because they are lazy or look too far ahead into the future or maybe had an unrealistic idea of their plans. With that, only few actually keep their goals.

Here’s the solution:
When making a plan, it’s best to make it realistic. This will help you reach a goal that you know is possible and create a plan from there.

Next, whatever goal you choose, you should always write down why you’re trying to achieve it as a motivator. Also, keep the timeline realistic as well so you can estimate what you need to do. Lastly, know that your plans won’t go exactly as you want. You will always need a few refinements here and there. To stay focused, try to look back at where you started.

New year’s resolutions are helpful only if you dedicate yourself to it. Making it is the easy part, but going through the process is what makes you achieve them.

Edited by Aja Carter and LeSha’ Davis

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Hello, my name is Susie and I'm a freshman physical therapy assistant major. In Student Media, I'm a part of the marking team by creating engaging content on social media platforms. After graduation, I plan on pursuing a career that helps patients recover through physical therapy.
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