We have all heard the saying “New Year, New Me” when it comes to bringing in a new year. While this is a great time to make changes that you believe will be beneficial to your life going forward, there are a lot of times when sticking to your resolutions becomes harder than expected. The sky is the limit when it comes to these resolutions but making them realistic gives you the greatest chance of sticking to them. Below are some tips to help you stick to your New Year Resolution.
Start Small- If you have a resolution to exercise more in the New Year, it can be hard to go from 0-100. Help yourself by starting small and working up to your expected goal as you move along. This will increase your chances of sticking to the goal and creating a routine/habit.
Change One Behavior at a Time- If you have more than one resolution, focus on one at a time. Unhealthy behaviors develop over the course of time so replacing them will take times as well.
Make It Personal- While you are making your goals for the year, think of why it is important to you. By determining your inner motivation, and writing your goals down, you will be personally inspired to stick to it and keep progressing.
Focus on Progress, Not Perfection- Perfection is unattainable so making small steps towards your goals are normal and okay. Don’t let the image of perfection stop you from seeing all the progress you are making day in and day out.
Accountability- Share your goals with others and ask them to hold you accountable. Think of this as the ‘buddy system’. People who tell others about their goals are more likely to accomplish them because they’re afraid of failing in front of other people. Use this as motivation!
Studying, late nights, cram sessions, and sometimes unhealthy amounts of coffee. We have some helpful tips to get you through the season the right way. We have a study center and a large clubhouse with plenty of study space for our residents and their guests. We also have coffee that is free to use while you are doing some last minute cramming! Our clubhouse provides a comfortable lounging areas with desks and plug in points so that you can get away from your roommates for a little peace and quiet should you prefer that. If you are having computer troubles, no worries! We have desk tops in our clubhouse just for you. Our computers are connected to our printer where we provide unlimited free printing for our residents! We also have a bus stop at the front of the property so you don't have to worry about being late for class or searching for parking for 30 minutes! With so many things going on during the school year, convenience and simplicity are vital. If there is anything we can do to help you along the way all you have to do is ask. We also have many events coming throughout the year to help give you a break from the struggle. Keep an eye out at the office and our social media to stay up to date on all the community information!