By Camren Skelton
A new year, a new beginning. A chance to start fresh, and hit the reset button on a season of overindulging. When it comes to a new year, setting a resolution is easy, but actually keeping it can be a daunting task. Add school into the mix, and finding time to keep up with your resolution can seem nearly impossible.
If you’ve made resolutions in the past but find yourself slowly slipping into old habits come February or March, you’re not alone. Each year, over 40 percent of Americans make a New Year’s resolution but only 8 percent actually achieve their goals, according to research by the University of Scranton.
This year, it’s time to get real about setting New Year’s resolutions. Instead of setting our sights on one intimidating leap, it’s time to focus on the small stepping stones that can have a long-term impact on health, happiness and overall well-being.
“This year I want to exercise more”
No matter what your goal is, keeping up with it doesn’t have to require a huge lifestyle change. By deciding to take a few small steps, your resolution can be more than one that is in one year and out the other.