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New Year's Resolutions for 2018

Like everyone else, as December 31st approached I was trying to come up with a new year’s resolution and like everyone else, it tends to die come January 2nd. Looking back however at my past resolutions I think I discovered the reason they never work out. There always too big, or have a goal that’s too vague. So after not even trying to come up with a resolution for the past couple years I decided to give it another go keeping the reasons for my previous failures in mind. This year I’ve come up with five new year’s resolutions, most don’t require all that much effort; they’re things I’ve wanted to do anyway, and they all have one thing in common; taking care of myself.

1. Explore More

I’ve been officially residing only a car ride away from LA for a semester and have barely explored the city. I don’t regret it though because I managed to get a job I love, get involved on campus making friends, and was able to start my time at college with a healthy GPA, but now it’s time to get out there

2. Try to Actually Enjoy my Free Time

I know everybody has the idea that if you want to succeed you gotta #hustle, which I do all the time. I hustle so much that when I have free time I have no idea what to do with myself and instead check my email every five minutes or dive deep into the explore page of Instagram. This year I want to try and take a step back and fill my time with more than just work or scrolling, this year my free time will be spent enjoying it rather than dreading it.

3. Get Back Into Old Hobbies

There are so many things I enjoyed doing, but as life got hectic I just let them go, always saying I’ll get back into it in a little bit, never doing so, but this year is the year I’ll reclaim those passions. I’m thinking every time I would just sit and fiddle with my phone instead I’ll pick up a book, or take the time to write or draw, even if it’s just a little doodle.

4. Exercise More

This one has nothing to do with losing weight, as I am perfectly content with my body, but I was raised being active and I’ve found when I’m not I get antsy, easily unfocused, and have trouble going to sleep which is the absolute worst. This is actually a pretty easy thing to achieve when I think about it; I can walk instead of taking the shuttle or take advantage of the group classes my school offers.

5. Let Go of Toxic People

Everyone has people in their lives that are just there, for better or for worse, but everyone has at least one person that’s in their life for the worst. As I enter my new stage of life, I’ve started to realize who’s there for me and who I’m just holding onto. They mean something to me which is why I’m holding on, but it seems the internet agrees that 2018 is the year of self-care so it’s time to say thanks for the memories, but it’s time to say goodbye now.

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