How To Keep Those Resolutions Year Round

How To Keep Those Resolutions Year Round

...even the really hard ones!

January is always that month of renewal. A fresh start and a new beginning of a brand new year. With all of that, comes some new goals or challenges we set ourselves to accomplish over the course of a new year. If you are anything like me, it might become easier to lose track or forget about the resolutions you have made and harder than not to stick with these goals year round.

Here are some ways to keep and complete all of our resolutions in 2018!

1. Write Them Down

This one has helped me so much throughout the year. Writing down your resolutions will help you first, stay organized and also help you remember what you committed to doing. You should keep a list in your room so you can look at it throughout each day and pick one or two that you want to do for the day, if doing all of them each day is overwhelming for you.

2. Think Logically

Set reasonable goals for yourself so you do not become overwhelmed and then just not accomplish them. For example, if you want to workout (a common goal after the holidays) you do not have to accomplish this goal daily it can just be a common reminder of something you want to work towards this year.

3. Keep It Simple

Sometimes with resolutions we try and go over the moon with many changes we want to accomplish and we end of trying to change all of our habits at one time. Instead of doing this just set simple goals for the year. Maybe it is earning better grades in school or putting some extra time in work or a hobby. Just pushing us more and more in a better direction instead of automatically changing everything over night.

4. Do a Little Each Day

This step can be overlooked a lot because we want to accomplish everything at once, we want an automatic change or we think our goals will never happen, but that is not the case. We are more likely to commit to something all year if we pace ourselves and do small steps to get there instead of doing it all at once.

5. Stay Accountable

Lastly, I would say tell a friend or a loved one about your new goals for the year so you can become accountable for what you are trying to accomplish. That friend or loved one can check up on you and ask how you are doing so that way you feel some motivation because someone is looking up to you to finish your goals!

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28 Things To Write About When You Don't Know What To Write About

Because writers block happens

So it's probably no surprise to anyone that sometimes a writer has no thoughts on what to write about. This week was one of those weeks for me. So this is what I came up with for this weeks article a nice list of things that can be written about when people aren't sure what to write about.

1. Your family

2. Your significant other

3. Why you love your major

4. Why you love your minor

5. Your best friend

6. Your ex-best friend

7. Your fur baby

8. A letter to the one that got away

9. A class that you love

10. A letter to the teacher/professor that changed your life.

11. Tattoo's

12. Your job

13. What you want your future to look like

14. Life lessons that your mom taught you

15. Your hate for the modern dating scene

16. Thoughts that you have going into a new semester

17. Thoughts you have as you're about to move into your first apartment

18. Student clubs

19. Why it's important to have an organized planner

20. Reasons to eat better

21. Thoughts that you have after getting a Fitbit

22. Pet peeves

23. Why you think your letter to Hogwarts is still coming

24. Your hate for men that aren't truthful from the start on what they want

25. Why it's important to have really good friends in your life.

26. Netflix shows worth binge-watching

27. Books worth reading

28. Thoughts on things happening in the world

Hopefully next time you or I have a hard time coming up with something to write about this list will help us even if we don't use something on this list maybe it will spark something else that you can write about.

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