New Year's Resolutions: College Edition
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New Year's Resolutions: College Edition

Lets try getting our lives together

New Year's Resolutions: College Edition
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A new year usually means new resolutions that everyone aims to keep, but eventually breaks by February 1st. As college students, were are no different, but maybe this year we should (attempt) to try new things! Let's eat right, let's start working out, or maybe, let's just take a nap! Here's to a new year, and an attempt at a new life!

1. Try new things

In college we seem to get into the same pattern of waking up, going to class, taking a nap and only waking up to eat, studying, and then sleeping. In the new year, we should aim to maybe break that pattern in just the slightest. Maybe take an afternoon road trip somewhere with your closest friends, even if it is just to the next water tower town over!

2. Eat less Taco Bell

We all love a late-night Taco Bell run, and every once in a while we should still indulge our after-dark munchies. But to avoid waking up tired and with a heavy stomach that we probably won't go to the gym to work off, we should aim to cut it down to maybe just once a week.

3. Go to class (WAY) more

Sure, in the beginning of the semester everyone goes to class every time. Then after a few short weeks, we skip. Then, it snowballs into missed class after missed class, and then you find yourself in a sad puddle of regret when you're trying to get it together at midnight in the library, the week before finals.

4. Stop making this a suitcase town

Though only being here a few short months I have come to realize that so many people go home every weekend to see old friends and family. Last time I checked college is about a new life and new adventures. If you go home every single weekend, you are not making room for new memories and new people in your heart. This is the time to make mistakes and live an extraordinary life, so stop packing up your suitcase and going back home to mom.

5. G.S.N

Gym. Study. Nap. These are probably the three most underrated things college students should aim to make more room for. We are literally paying eighteen thousand dollars yearly for a free gym membership, so use it. Study every single day so you don't have to cram five lessons into one night. Naps are the past time of college, and need to be put into our daily schedules for the sake of our sanity.

6. Spring Break?

Though not having experienced the college Spring Break yet myself, through stories and pictures I have seen the beautiful disaster that it is. So, in some way, shape, or form, make it possible. Save up money from that on-campus job and make that glorious week, a week you will love to remember.

7. Dress for success

It is easy to succumb to being lazy and stop caring about how you look in college, simply for the fact that no one really cares how you look. Sometimes, we forget how to even look nice, unless it's time to go out on a Friday night. However maybe we should cut down our sweatpants wearing from seven days a week to maybe four. We should start forcing ourselves to look nice every once in a while because at most jobs in the future, sweatpants don't exactly meet the dress code.

8. Find out who you really are

Sometimes amongst the crowd we lose sight of ourselves, and college is the time to actually find out who you really are so make light of that. This is the time for you to find exactly what you are interested in, whether you have to change your major six times or not. This is the time for you to make crazy changes like bleaching your hair and maybe getting a couple tattoos. This is the time to be yourself without any judgement. So, go out there and be you!

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