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New Year, New Mindset

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Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, KY. (Jan. 10, 2022) — Staying on track with your New Year's resolutions can be a struggle. With the post-holiday slump in full effect, sticking to resolutions is often a daunting task for everyone. When creating your resolutions, it is important to remember that resolutions are not overt character changes, but a time to reflect on your previous year and set small, realistic goals for the future. With the abundance of resources available to students on campus, these six resolutions are attainable for any student who wants to make a positive change in 2022!

1.    Exercise more. Stay on track with your 2022 fitness goals with group fitness classes. Campus Recreation and Wellness also offers training services, fitness assessments and equipment orientation.

2.    Save money. Secure the bag this year with the help of Financial Wellness. They offer programs to help students see the "big picture" of your finances while helping you manage them.

3.    Improve your mental health. Good vibes only in 2022. University life can be demanding and sometimes stressful. The Counseling Center offers groups, workshops, short-term counseling, relaxation rooms and Wellbeing Workshops to make this year the best yet.

4.    Get better grades. Don't wait until it's too late. Now is the time to make a plan for your success this term. Connect with Integrated Success Coaches and stay on track with your classes with these free tutoring resources

5.    Eat healthier. Start the year off right with University Health Service's nutrition counseling. They can help you assess your daily needs and create a plan to help you meet your goals.

6.    Create a safe social life. Even during a pandemic there are tons of ways to get involved on campus. Check them out here.

Remember, creating a new habit takes time and recognizing a change you want to make is the first step.

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