by Danilo Rizzuti

9 Resolutions you probably won’t keep this year

In Community, Features by Samantha Watkins

“A new year and a new you.”

This phrase is all too common when a new year starts. But a new year does mean people will continue to make resolutions. Whether you’ve jumped on that bandwagon or not, here are some of the top worst resolutions to make for this year – resolutions many make but never keep.

  1. Joining a gym

Our track is currently under construction and our gym consists of equipment that you can count on your fingers, so where are you supposed to work out? In theory, a gym membership is great, but then you actually have to follow through and go to the gym. Not so great.

  1. Going on a diet

Whether this is the juice craze or the salads for breakfast, lunch and dinner, I’m wishing you the best of luck. The first week may not be so bad, but once someone tempts you with a late night burrito run or the Caf brings out churros, that diet goes out the window.

  1. Stop procrastinating

The first few weeks of school are down and you’ve actually stuck to the goal. Congratulations. Then, all of your professors seem to attack you at once with papers and presentations, not to mention that LSAT or MCAT.  Hello coffee and all-nighters.

  1. Sticking to a regular sleep schedule

This resolution goes hand-in-hand with everything else. But when you pull that all-nighter, naps are required the next day. And when the weekend comes, who doesn’t want to sleep in till noon? There’s the rest of our lives for a regular sleep schedule.

  1. Saving money

Make a plan and budget accordingly. It’s plain and simple until you want to go to the movies, concerts or buy new shoes. Birkenstocks anyone?  Then there’s food. You can’t turn down In-N-Out; it’s only like $5 and the NFL season just screams for a trip to Wings-n-Things.

  1. Eliminating stress

College just screams stress. Yoga is great and so are massages and possibly pedicures if you’re into that kind of thing. That only helps momentarily. The real way to keep the resolution: well, that one’s yet to be solved.

  1. Traveling

Weekends call for traveling, but traveling requires money and time, two things we don’t have enough of. But a trip to the beach counts as traveling, right?

  1. Deciding what to do after graduation

That resolution explains itself. Enough said.

  1. Hanging out with friends

This is about the only resolution accomplishable. You live with friends, eat with friends, study with friends, watch Friends on Netflix with friends. Yep, you can keep this resolution. Good job!

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