New Years Resolutions (That You Can Actually Keep)

    With the New Year right around the corner, the time is upon us to announce to the world our resolutions for 2016. The gym will be packed, the vegan population will fluctuate, and college lectures will be full once again--for about a period of two weeks.


    So let's get real. We've taken a look at some of the most popular (and commonly broken) New Years resolutions in order to make them ones that you can actually keep in 2016. This year, leave your average resolutions behind and check out our ideas for some realistic changes.


    Instead of: Go to the Gym Every Day


    Try to: Establish A Solid Workout Plan

    Instead of resolving to hit the gym every morning at 6am, find a workout plan that you can stick to. Whether it's gymming every other day, or hitting the town for a run, find something that works for you and keeps you moving! If you don't wanna go at it alone, find a workout buddy to keep you on schedule.

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    Instead of: Go To Every Single College Lecture


    Try to: Prioritize Your Education

    While going to class is certainly a great resolution to have, nearly every college student knows the pain of dragging oneself out of bed to attend a 9am large lecture on Economics.


    Instead, resolve to make the most of your college education in the way that works best for you. Nowadays, attending a university isn't inexpensive, so plan to put your classes first in 2016. Think about your hard work paying off!

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    PS: For all you 2016 grads, this is it! Give your all in your last college classes and finish strong. Don't forget to order your Greek graduation stoles for when you walk that stage with your sisters!

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    Instead of: Cut Off All Social Media


    Try to: Use Social Media Responsibly

    When the New Year comes, many people aim to curb their social media obsession. While many of us could certainly stand to look up from our devices more often, resolve instead to use social media in a beneficial way.


    Social media can be a great way to connect with others across the globe, maintain relationships, and learn about what's going on in our world--many of you are likely studying to make a career out of it! However, utilize 2016 to improve your social media presence and use technology to make a good name for yourself. Remember, potential employers are everywhere!

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    Instead of: Stop Procrastinating


    Try to: Budget Your Time Wisely

    Ok, I'm guilty. Yes, I totally suggested in "How To Survive Finals" that you shouldn't procrastinate. For the record, I did say that it's easier said than done. Rather than having your resolution be to stop procrastinating, learn to budget your time effectively.


    College is certainly a busy time--from class to work to your Greek organization, you've likely got a lot going on. Make it your goal for 2016 to spend your time wisely, because we've only got (approximately) 4 years!

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    Instead of: Improve Your Relationships


    Try to: Improve Your Relationships

    Ok, so this one we like. It's never too late to make a new friend, make amends, or make a great relationship even better. 2016 is the year to put your best foot forward, starting with having healthy relationships and friendships!

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    Out with the old, and in with the New Year! The best is yet to come, so work hard, play hard, and have a great 2016!


    Happy (almost) New Year from all of us here at Greek U!