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New Years Eve is here! It’s time to party, go crazy, celebrate the past year, and…make changes to your life!?!?! Yes. Most people go for the mainstream New Years Resolutions of cutting back on soft drinks, or fast food, while some prefer resolutions like being more patient, and losing weight. College students have their own ideas on how to better themselves. The wackiest resolution I’ve ever heard myself was made by my buddy Dave, who wanted to stop yelling out “WEST SIDE IS THE BEST SIDE, MON!” during class. Now that’s a New Years resolution. Below is a list of some of the more popular resolutions for college students to begin 2012.
- Get off of Facebook during class. You could be learning instead of gossiping or telling people how you are hungry. This is why we are falling behind.
- Call and talk to Mom AND Dad at least once a week. If you’re calling to ask for money, it doesn’t count. It will make their day when you call and say “No I didn’t need anything, I just wanted to talk.”
- Forgive your roommate. Yes he did eat your leftovers, which is an unforgivable offense. But do you want to keep fighting for another year about it?
- Wean yourself off of World of Warcraft, Call of Duty and the rest. Games are extremely counterproductive in a college setting. Slowly decrease your playing time to avoid withdrawals.
- Stop eating leftovers that are more than 4 days old. This is just unsanitary.
- Go to the gym four days each week. Go get BIG! Or just hop on the elliptical if you’re a real manly man. Resolutions like “get in shape” aren’t very effective. This is a measurable resolution which will help you do just that, get in shape.
- Plan out your next year. If you’re graduating, plan out where you will be moving to, which companies you will apply for a job and in what order, and create a good resume. For those who aren’t seniors, look into what you plan to do during summer, which classes you will be taking next semester, and who you will be living with next year.
- Take the money that you received selling your old textbooks, and save it for next semester’s books. Most people are lost on this concept.
- Spend one day each week at the library. Even if you don’t have anything due tomorrow, it’s okay to go to the library and get ahead of everybody else. Imagine this: you could even read the assigned readings! I’m about to graduate, but I still wonder what that might be like.
- Add another class, or ask for extra hours at work. Bring in the New Year by working harder, it will enable you to play harder. Taking 15 credit hours? Take 18. Working 20 hours a week? Try to get 25. Make yourself a more productive person if possible. Its how some people get ahead in life.
New Years is about becoming a better person. Take this opportunity to better yourself in a way that is measurable and realistic. Did I forget any resolutions? Feel free to add yours in the comments section. Happy New Years.
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