How To Make New Year's Resolutions That'll Stick
Happy Holidays! It’s Christmas which means that it’s almost New Years. I’m writing this while sitting alone in my empty apartment, precisely 6,366 km away from my family. Now that this year is almost over, I think I can speak for everyone when I say it was a bit grim. You know…pandemic, widespread job loss, online school, death! I admit that I spent much of this year feeling lost and alone and sad and way too introspective. Since this is generally the time of year when people make resolutions, goals and dreams that tend to fall off as soon as February, I thought I’d add to the pot and share a few of my hopes for the new year. And also the tips and tricks that I plan to use to honour them.
My Year in Song
January: Better by Khalid The year started off hopeful, as usual. Armed with my list of resolutions, I felt ready for anything. I was prepared to fight off my mental demons and achieve my dream body for the fifth year in a row. The new semester was coming and with it, new opportunities for genuine connections and happiness. I felt a great sense of euphoria. The essence of these feelings was perfectly captured by the song Better by Khalid.
4 Practical Ways to Optimize Your Social Media Use for a Happier Life
One of the bad habits I hope to axe this coming year is my compulsive use of social media. It doesn't matter the situation, I always seem to have my phone glued to my hand, watching the thousandth TikTok compilation, scrolling mindlessly through Reddit and consuming content that adds little value to my day-to-day experiences. While I believe that social media is largely a force of good and can enrich our lives in numerous ways, it can also be toxic if misused and have a negative effect on your overall mental health and wellbeing. Here are my top 4 ways to optimize your social media use for a happier and more fulfilled life.