It’s Never Too Late to Become the Person You’ve Always Wanted to Be

We all know the drill when it comes to college life.

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And we’ve all seen the many memes of what happens to our “New Year Resolutions”.

funny-new-years-resolution-expectation-reality January is coming to a very close end with just a few more days of it left.

What have you accomplished so far?

 Like many of you out there, I’m sure we all had the same resolutions to either:

  1. Get back in shape and eat healthier.
  2. Start working harder in school to get those A’s
  3. Become a better person.

New year resolutions are promises to yourself in the hopes of making the entire year one that’s full of success and joy.  However, it’s hard to keep promises when temptation is around you to abandon them.  Trust me, I understand what it’s like when your goal is to lose ten pounds and all of a sudden you’re craving a giant slice of cheese and pepperoni pizza like never before.  And with that one lack of judgment, you find yourself right where you were before the year had ended.

Of course, all is not lost.  January, or what I like to call “the month of false promises”, may be coming to an end, but you still have a whole entire year ahead of you filled with months and days and hours of time waiting for you to grab hold of it and make those changes that you want in your life.  It’s never too late to become the person you’ve always wanted to be.  But what better time to start than, well…now.

Forget the Shuttle and Hustle Your Way to Class

This tip is more relevant to when the weather doesn’t feel like the next ice age is upon us.  But to get just a little bit of cardio in your day, take a break from taking the shuttle bus to class and walk instead.  I know it may seem very tiring and such but just pop in some headphones, listen to your favorite songs, and before you know it, you’ve put in some good exercise for the day!

A Healthy Alternative to Pizza? What?

Pizza is perhaps one of the greatest inventions any chef has graced us with.  However, the best tasting foods can be the unhealthiest.  But don’t fret because your taste buds don’t and shouldn’t have to sacrifice for that summer figure! Instead of ordering out, try checking out healthy recipes on sites such as Pinterest and YouTube.  You’ll feel better about yourself knowing what you’re putting in your body, and knowing how to cook is always a good way to impress others, especially your Instagram followers!

Study Like You Mean It

Easier said than done, right? That’s not always the case.  Before and after every class meeting, take at least 15 or 20 minutes looking over what you’re going to cover or what you’ve already covered in your course material.  By doing so, you’re prepared before class which makes lectures and discussion more engaging, and you’re really letting all of that info sink in once the class meet is over.  It’s one thing to obtain all of the knowledge given to you, but in order to do well, you have to actually understand it.

Lead By Example

What better way to make your year and yourself into a better one than by brushing up on those leadership skills?  When you become a leader, you’re using your voice and allowing it to be heard by others around you.  You make positive changes that will not only benefit you but your peers as well.  And lastly, it’s such a good and rewarding feeling to have someone look up to you for guidance.  So how can you become a leader at SSU? Well…

Become a 2014 Orientation Navigator for SSU!

•Assist new students in their transition to SSU!

•Earn an honorarium of $1500 plus room and board during orientation programs!

•Gain valuable leadership skills and experience!

Orientation will be held during most of June and the latter part of August. Interested applicants must apply by February 10 and there will be group interviews held on Saturday February 15.

And also,

Student Government Association is looking for student senators who meet the following guidelines:

1. Be a full-time, day student

2. Go though an in-person interview with the current SGA Executive Board

Want to make a change in your school? Then apply now! Email Alliane Hughes at ahughes@salemstate.edu or stop in the SGA office ECC 102

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