YOU DIDN’T NEED THOSE RESOLUTIONS ANYWAY

Featured in the Winter 2019 issue of the Quarterly, Pearls of Wisdom: You Didn’t Need Those Resolutions Anyway, advises how to approach the New Year.

Another holiday hustle and bustle has come to an end which means the making and breaking of resolutions is in full swing. We set New Year’s Resolutions with the greatest of intentions—but the fact of the matter is, 35 percent of people have already broken their resolution by the end of January. Come the end of February, the percentage increases to 80 percent. So, if you already found yourself breaking them—don’t worry! You are not alone, and you didn’t need those resolutions anyway.

BE PRESENT. Social media is a great way to connect with long lost friends and family members, but—if we aren’t careful—we often find ourselves stuck in zombie mode scrolling through Facebook as time flies by. If you find yourself spending more time on your phone living vicariously through others’ Instagram posts than living your own life, take a day or two to unplug and refresh. Focus on the where you are and who you are with during the moment.

BE POSITIVE. The worst part about setting resolutions is the feeling after inevitably breaking them. Instead of setting multiple goals with the rationale that you won’t be happy until they are met, walk into the New Year with a positive mindset. Be prepared for whatever may come your way, rain or shine, and choose to find the positive throughout it all.

BE PURPOSEFUL. As a member of Alpha Gam, you are challenged to Live with Purpose. Be more intentional in this challenge this year. Remember, it’s okay to say no. Don’t overload your plate with too many commitments. Surround yourself with people who encourage you to be the best version of yourself—who make it easy to be present and positive. Participate in activities that push you closer towards where you want to be in life.Although you may have nixed your resolutions before they really started, 2019 can still be your year for success, prosperity and happiness. You have the power to chase your dreams and make the most of life. Every day—every second—is a chance to hit the restart button and improve yourself from the last. Don’t let January 1 dictate your goals.

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