New Year’s Resolutions: 2019 Edition

Why setting New Year’s resolutions can help you achieve your goals this year.

A new year begins and old habits fade. Fresh ideas blossom and new perspectives emerge.

I believe that 2019 will be another good year, and another opportunity to grow. So far this year, I began my first Master’s course and will begin two more classes in a week. I’m so thankful for the chance to learn more about my profession and develop a new understanding of higher education. I also recognize that writing is my true passion, and more time needs to be spent developing my ideas and crafting my blog.

I’ve learned that New Year’s resolutions can come true—but only with a clear set of defined goals. I set my goal in January 2018 to move to New York, get an affordable apartment, start an amazing job and be happy with my accomplishments. It feels amazing to have achieved so much in such a small amount of time and I know that in setting clear goals for 2019, I will be able to reach higher than I ever imagined.

They say it takes 60 days to form a habit, well, here goes nothing.

In 2019 I will strive to…

Eat more greens (hoo-ray).

Read 15 books for fun (my reading challenge was 10 books last year – nailed it).

Write more.

Practice deep breathing.

Reflect on my decisions and pursue challenges.

Travel somewhere new.

Finish the year with a strong GPA.

Take the time to remember that life happens at my own pace.

Your New Year’s resolutions should reflect you and only you, not what others think is best. There’s also nothing wrong with setting short and long term goals. Whatever you think will help you become the best version of yourself — try doing it this year.

My advice for 2019 is to think freely and enjoy the new year, because it’s the last of the 10’s and it deserves to go out with a triumphant bang.

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