#Goals, not Resolutions


New Year, New Me, am I right?! Ha.

I am definitely one of those people who rarely follows through with their New Year’s resolution. However, instead of a specific resolution that I would like to focus on, I have created a few different goals that I would have set for myself to work on throughout the year. I believe that these goals are relatively easy for anyone to try, so if you’re interested on how to make some self-improvements, read on!

Goal #1:

Read more book-2

I’ve always been a reader and when I find a good book, I definitely make time out of my busy schedule to read it. However, since I got to college, I’ve struggled with motivating myself to read since my curriculum requires so much reading! By the end of the day, I always find myself reaching for my laptop to re-watch a Gossip Girl episode on Netflix or turn on Fixer Upper. I’m going to try to read at least six books this year! That doesn’t seem like a lot, but I figured starting with a smaller number makes more sense for me so I don’t overwhelm myself. I’m currently reading “Love, Sex & Friendship: In No Particular Order” by Farissa Knox. Some books on my list include “Outsider in the White House,” “This Side of Paradise,” and “The Raise of Enlightened Sexism.” I also hope to pick up “The Girl On The Train,” a best selling novel that will be released as a feature film next year.

Goal #2:


Being enrolled as a full-time student, working twenty hours a week at my internship, being in a sorority/ holding a leadership position in my sorority as well as writing content for a couple other blogs take up a lot of my time. I consider myself to be extremely organized and well at balancing my time, but I hope to improve upon how I utilize my free time. I am focusing on creating a content calendar so I don’t run out of ideas for blog posts. I find that once I finally get a post started, I want to finish it and get excited about the finished product: but it’s the getting there that trips me up.

Goal #3:


The six week break that DePaul has from Thanksgiving to the first week of January is amazing, but I always find myself becoming extremely lazy. I usually go home for break, which means I don’t have easy access to a gym like I do while I’m on campus. I am trying to go to the gym 2-3 times a week, and I’ve been trying to eat better. I don’t necessarily want to lose weight: I just want to become more toned and eat much healthier. It’s pretty easy to eat better when you don’t allow yourself to buy junk food to snack on. I’m also considering cutting out coffee, but that’s definitely going to take a lot of time (and will power). 

Goal #4


 I guess this isn’t necessarily a resolution since I am planning on voting and voted in the last election, but I am really trying to actively involve myself in politics and pay attention to the news. I think that a lot of people my age don’t believe that their vote is important and that’s something that really frustrates me! I hope being able to show my desire to vote will inspire others to do the same. Right now. I’m #FeelingTheBern.

If you have any resolutions you’re trying this year, please let me know! I would love to hear about what you want to work on for 2016. Thanks for reading!

– Kristin

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