With every transition to a new year, there is a mad dash to come up with goals. We know them well: exercise more, eat healthier, manage your time, get eight hours of sleep, go to yoga once a week, stress less, get your homework done before you go out on Friday night, finish your lab at least a day in advance, start the term paper months ahead of schedule, etc. And usually, right around now, we all find ourselves wondering why we even bothered with these goals in the first place. In fact, according to Business Insider, most people give up on their resolutions by February. So, here we are: February first. At The Anchor, we have to ask: How are your resolutions holding up?
If you stopped after day one, don’t worry; you aren’t alone. However, did you ever wonder why resolutions are such a huge part of our popular culture when most people fail every year at holding themselves accountable? Well, you’ve come to the right place!