2021 New Year Resolutions for Students

Posted: January 05, 2021 | Author: Savannah Byers | Read Time: 2 minutes

New year's resolutions for studentsThe tradition of making resolutions for the new year is a great way to reset and refocus as students begin a new semester of school. That being said, after experiencing a year like 2020, it’s important to not place too much pressure on yourself or your expectations for the new year.

Here are five resolutions for students that are a perfect fit for 2021:

Live in the Moment

This past year has proven that plans can change, priorities can shift, and the future can be uncertain. Striving to take advantage of every moment is a lofty resolution, but it is a noble one. Find pockets of time during the day to do things you enjoy. Take advantage of the present and each opportunity that comes your way.

Refocus on School

Starting the new year with a fresh slate of a semester provides the great opportunity to refocus on academics. Set some goals for yourself in 2021’s spring, summer, and/or fall semesters. Check in with yourself and your goals throughout the semester and hold yourself accountable. For help setting academic goals, get in touch with your academic advisor.

Maintain Relationships

Maintaining relationships with loved ones during a pandemic has proven to be difficult even in the digital age. Try making relationships a priority this semester. Remind yourself to send texts and schedule time for phone and/or video calls. Make new connections at Southern Utah University in 2021 by attending social distanced events, reaching out to classmates, and getting involved in the community. Check out the events page to learn more.

Take Care of Your Mental Health

Take the beginning of a new year to refocus on and to begin prioritizing your mental health. Consciously take time to check in with yourself and treat mental health problems the same way you would treat physical health problems. SUU’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has several free resources for students. Here are eight ways to manage your mental health as well as several resources available at SUU.

Take Care of Your Physical Health

Taking care of your physical health isn’t necessarily cutting out food/calories and exercising vigorously every day. Taking care of your physical health can also be scheduling that long-delayed doctor’s appointment, taking time to stretch, going on walks or hikes, trying a new activity at the P.E. building, or planning out your groceries to include fruits and veggies.

As you move into 2021, use our resolutions or make your own. And remember to take it easy on yourself. Successfully reaching your goals is all about using the resources available to you and finding support.

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