Back at it Again but Better this Time

Tori Patton, Team Editor

It’s that time of the year again where you come back from winter break to have an awkward three day school week. You come back with your New Year’s resolutions in mind but the temptation is at its finest. Whether you decided to cut some food from your diet or change your mindset, it’s a bit difficult to follow through with the idea.  Here are a few ways to keep up with your New Year’s resolutions. 

  • Be an Optimist

The google definition of an optimist is a person who tends to be hopeful and confident about the future or the success of something. If you made some resolutions, you need to be in the mindset of knowing you will keep and obtain them. Most of the things we do that we find “hard” is usually caused by the way we approached the situation. 

  • Start Small 

Start small with changes you try to make so you can manage them and potentially keep them. If you plan on losing weight in 2020 start by changing your diet or doing some physical exercise every day. Don’t overwork yourself on your resolution because you are going to end up wanting to give up. A study shown by the University of Bristol found that 88%  of people fail to keep their resolution. If you truly want to make a lifestyle change and keep your resolutions you need to work smarter, not harder. 

  • Think about the future 

Think about where you would be if you were to keep your resolution. Would you be happier? Would it make you a better person? Would you be healthier and more confident? If your answer is yes to any of these, then you are on the right track. If you want this change in your life, you need to make good things a habit. It takes roughly 21 days to develop a habit and that happens to be  3 weeks of your life that could potentially make you better or worse. Think about your future, do you want to be the person you have always wanted to be? Then make the change. 

Whether your changes are big or small just get in the right mindset and you won the game of life.