New Years Resolutions

After 2020, many ISU students are wanting to begin the new year and new semester off with a fresh start. 

With the dramatic downturn of 2020, many individuals are looking to start out this upcoming year on the right foot. It is important that we all learn to grow from these troubled times and gain a positive outlook on our own lives for the future. Here are some of the New Years’ resolutions Illinois State University students plan to accomplish.

“I’m wanting to be more organized as well as fix my sleep schedule,” freshman international business major Ava Webster said. “I’m going to try and drink more water, have healthy recipes to cook and work out three times a week or more. I want to be more active and get more use out of my day by being better at time management.”

With the start of the new year, students are hoping to gain back the time management skills and the social structure they used to have before 2020 hit.

“This year, I am hoping to achieve happiness in my everyday life. One of the ways in which I will do that is by practicing mindfulness tactics every morning as well as positive affirmations,” freshman business administration major Jasir Mahkri said. “I hope to remain optimistic as 2021 continues. I also hope to focus on school more and improve my GPA this semester.”

Ever since classes switched to online, most students have found it hard to adjust to such unprecedented times. But, with the new year, professors and faculty at Illinois State University have made it possible for students to succeed even with asynchronous circumstances.

“Success has everything to do with your mindset and the way in which you respond to certain situations. It’s about preparing for the worst and believing you can put forth your best work,” Mahkri said.

Because of the pandemic, people have been spending a lot of time and money on activities they can do from the comfort of their own home as well as vast leisure expenses.

“In 2021, I would like to work on becoming a more independent, responsible college student and I will do that by saving my money and limiting my expenses as the months go by,” freshman physical therapy major Damola Williams said.

The previous year came with a lot of uncertainty, and it is important for fellow students to take advantage of the fact that they can control certain aspects of their lives. The transition into the new year has clearly sparked some motivation in the eyes of Illinois State University students to achieve their goals and improve their well-being on various levels.

PEYTON BELL is a News Reporter for The Vidette. Bell can be contacted at pmbell@ilstu.edu. Follow Bell on Twitter at @peyton_vidette 


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