With the New Year just a couple weeks old, it’s hard to escape talk of resolutions. Almost everyone swears to more time studying, reading, and…

With the New Year just a couple weeks old, it’s hard to escape talk of resolutions. Almost everyone swears to more time studying, reading, and exercising, while vowing to spend less money, waste less time, and eat less junk food. A couple people I know are going so far as to make 100 resolutions, which they are trying to get done in 100 days. This is pretty noble, but maybe you don’t need to be this extreme. First off: when you make 100 goals, they end up being less important. Around resolution number 74, you start swearing to do stuff like balling your socks so that they’re not inside out. So don’t feel pressured to hit three digits. Instead, pick something that really matters to you. Think of actual actions that you can enact, don’t just write down things that you’d like to have. If you want to get better grades, that’s great, but it’s easier to follow a resolution that says you will study at least three hours per day than one that says you will obtain all A’s. Be ambitious – but stay realistic – and you’ll find that you can stick to your resolutions long after January is through.
– Will