Why Setting a New Year’s Resolution is a Bad Idea!
Jan 16, 2020
New year new you. My new year’s resolution is to…That’s probably the common theme that you’re seeing your friends’ post throughout social media. Or maybe you’re that person thinking about setting a resolution. From losing weight, taking trips, or saving money are all examples of resolutions that people make at the beginning of the yar. But did you know that 80% of Americans that make resolutions fail? Instead of making resolutions that you might only keep for the first month, here’s some reasons why it’s not a good idea to do it after all:
1. There’s a lot of readjusting to do in January. Whether you’re starting a new job or about to start classes, chances are, in order to get used to these lifestyle changes, it could take the entire month to making a routine. Experts urge to take your time and adjust to your new “norm” and once you’ve made the adjustments, you can then make a resolution…that’s if you still want to.
2. Why January? Some people feel because of the new year, you feel a sense of wholeness or newness, and you’re out with the old and in with the new, especially if you didn’t have a good 2019. But just because you don’t make a resolution in January, doesn’t mean that you can’t make resolutions all year round. Even if you fail at the resolution, you can still pick yourself back up, dust yourself off, and try it again.
3.Big goals can equal failing big time. If you have a goal or expectation that you’re trying to meet (i.e. losing a significant amount of weight or making a huge lifestyle change) chances are, you might slip up and fall back to old habits. But if you do, don’t worry because you’re not a failure. For example, if your resolution is to lose 50 pounds, set a realistic goal on how to get there, maybe by saying that you’ll lose 5-10 pounds in a month. Therefore, if you have a bad day or cheat day, you’re still on track to make your goal.
So, after reading this, if you still want to make a resolution, it’s okay we won’t be mad at you. But make sure you go into it with ease. After all, slow and steady wins the race!
The Spring semester has just ended and you’re still in Bloomington; either working, taking summer school classes, or just taking time off from school. Now that the town has emptied out for the summer, here’s some ideas on how you can enjoy Bloomington outside of Indiana University because there’s more to Bloomington than just IU!
Fun Summer Ideas:
Walk around the lake or grab some friends and get on the water at Lake Monroe
Enjoy some bubbly drinks and the scenic view at Oliver Winery
Every Friday, get some great food at “Food Truck Fridays” at the Dimension Mill in downtown Bloomington
Ever wondered what it would be like to watch a movie at a drive-in?Then head out to Starlite Drive In for the latest movies!
Listen to local music and bands at Bryan Park every Friday
First held in 1970, Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22ndto demonstrate support for environmental protection. Now coordinated by the Earth Day Network, events are held annually in more than 193 countries! Below you will find some ideas to inspire your own Earth Day celebrations.
How YOU Can Make an Impact
Plant Wildflowers – Bring nature into your life with plants that attract bees
Turn Off Lights – Save energy and extend the life of your bulbs
Recycle at Home – Set up a conveniently located container for recyclables in your apartment
Run Full Cycles – Fill up your washer and dishwasher completely before running
Reusable Grocery Bags – Decrease usage of disposal plastic bags that can cause pollution
Plant a Tree – Plant a tree locally or help plant trees around the world.