65 Life Changing New Year’s Resolutions in College You Need to Follow
Change your life in the new year with these super easy new year’s resolutions in college! Whether you want to be healthier, save money, or anything in between, these new year’s resolutions are exactly what you need!
New year’s resolutions usually mean going to the gym or eating healthy for the first few weeks of January and then forgetting all about your plans after that. BUT, this year is going to be different.
I’ve got the best tips to stick with your resolutions, plus some ideas to get you started with your new goals. Regardless of what you are looking to change in your life, this list has something for you.
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Before I get into all the new year’s resolution ideas, here are my best tips when starting off the new year.
Less is more
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when picking new year’s resolutions in college is trying to choose too many. If you try to change everything about your life at once, you’re going to end up changing nothing. Most likely, you’ll stick with your new goals and routines for the first few weeks and then they will start to become too overwhelming to handle.
Instead, try picking one or two… three resolutions max. That way, you have the time and energy to focus on them without getting too overwhelmed by too much change.
Once you fully implement these into your life, that’s when you can start to add some new ones.
Society has built up this belief that you have to start all these new things and make all these changes on January 1st.
I’m here to tell you that you can do any of these resolutions at any time in your life. Regardless of what time of year it is, it’s the perfect time to make some new changes in your life.
The more specific the better
Setting a goal like “exercise more” is not going to help you exercise more in the new year. Maybe it will for a few days or weeks, but past that it is unlikely.
Instead, take a goal like “exercise more” and make it as specific as possible. The more details you decide when you are feeling your most productive self, the easier it will be to stick with your goals later on.
Make it past the first month
Too many times, we make new year’s resolutions and just never end up sticking with them. As hard (and annoying as it is), it’s all up to you whether you make a change in your life or not.
My best advice is to stick with your goals through January (if that’s when you start). That first month is the toughest to keep going with your goals when you just don’t feel like it, but once you make it past that point, it all goes up from there.
With all that said, I’ve got a whole bunch of new year’s resolutions in college that are going to change your life if you stick with them!
As a quick disclaimer, if any of the resolutions are in another color, that means they’ve got an article linked with even more helpful tips and info!
- take better notes in class
- get a part time job
- do an internship
- study more productively
- get more involved on campus
- attend networking/career events
- take more breaks while working
- implement a meal plan
- meal prep your lunches
- limit caffeine
- drink more water
- go for daily walks
- exercise every day
- meditate daily
- eat less snacks
- eat healthier meals
- eat your meals at the same time every day
- swap soda for water
- learn a new sport
- stretch your body every day
- wear sunscreen every day
- try new recipes regularly
- start using a planner
- use a digital calendar
- limit social media time
- limit tv time
- break your procrastination habits
- wake up at the same time every day
- listen to more podcasts
- start following a Sunday reset routine
- regularly use to do lists
- start a dream journal
- no screen time an hour before bed
- start a habit tracker
- learn a new skill
- create a sleep schedule
- join a new group
- volunteer regularly
- spend time unplugged
- spend time in nature every day
- stick to a morning or night routine
- read a new book every week
- meet new people every week/month
- switch to more eco-friendly products
- start recycling
- call your family and home friends every week
- broaden your music taste
- learn a new language
- do weekly act of kindness
- send hand written letters
- organize your phone
- regularly clean out your closet
- go through your inbox every week
- clean your room every night
- have weekly self care time
- do something that scares you every week/month
- implement a skin care routine
- take mini adventures
- create a vision board
- start journaling
- start reading regularly
- make coffee at home instead of buying
- limit eating out
- create and implement a budget
- have a no-spend week/month
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