The start of a new year and a new semester always brings a revived sense of motivation among students, as we renew our commitments to eating healthier, exercising more frequently and spending less time on our phones. Although most of us tend to lose sight of our New Year’s resolutions sometime during late January, we should always strive to continually improve ourselves. Instead of making overly ambitious goals to completely transform ourselves into health-conscious socialites with 4.0 GPAs, the Clog is here with a list of realistic, practical resolutions that UC Berkeley students should actually try sticking to this year.
- Go to 8 a.m. classes
- Go to classes in general
- Not watch Netflix in Moffitt Library
- Start assignments when they’re assigned (or at any point before the night before they’re due)
- Read the readings for class
- Buy something besides frozen meals at Trader Joe’s
- Go to the events you’re “Interested” in on Facebook
- Don’t binge drink on weekends
- Stop ghosting people on Tinder
- Do laundry before you run out of underwear
- Call your parents, and not just when you need them for something
- Spend less time looking at “UC Berkeley Memes for Edgy Teens”
- Actually work out at the RSF instead of spending the whole time on your phone
- Make friends in your classes
- Look at your lecture notes after you take them
- Go to sleep instead of staying up until 1 a.m. watching TV and scrolling through Instagram
- Drink more water out of the Hydro Flask you carry around all day
- Smile at people on Sproul instead of giving everyone your RBF (resting bitch face)
- Do the work you’re stressed about instead of talking about how stressed you are
- Read The Daily Clog once a day
Turns out, you don’t actually need to start doing 6 a.m. yoga and reading a novel each week to marginally improve the quality of your life. The Clog wishes you all the best in fulfilling your resolutions this year, no matter what they might be!
Contact Hannah Nguyen at [email protected].