What were Lancaster students’ New Year’s resolutions and have they kept them? – The Tab

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Its been a hard year, so we forgive you for giving up so soon xx

Wed been waiting to say Goodbye and good riddance to 2020 for a while now, hadnt we? Now its Hello 2021. The New Year is always the perfect time for a fresh start; we entered 2021 without the New Me attitude and our expectations flying high. So far, not much has changed, were still in lockdown and uni work carries on, but just because things havent changed on a larger scale, doesnt mean they cant change on a smaller scale.

Enter new years resolutions. You know those things that you make at the start of every year, you hold onto them for a few weeks, until they slowly start to slip through your fingers, and though you try to hold on, you eventually realise that its dead weight and you may as well let go? Yeah, we all forget about them in the end, but theyre fun to remember. We asked Lancs students what some of their New Years resolutions were and whether theyve kept them or not.

Chlo, a second year County student, told us that her goal was to be kinder to herself, and shes stuck to it so far. She said: I made the resolution because I noticed I wasnt being very kind or forgiving with myself, like I put a lot of pressure on myself all the time and it just really got me down.

To achieve this, Chlo told us that: I started doing stuff like meditating and eating better and generally being more positive towards myself so I feel like I can be happier. When asked about how she stayed motivated, Chlo said that Ive noticed how positively its affecting all aspects of my life, and that was enough for her. Congrats Chlo, were so proud!

Next we asked Madeline, a second year Furness student, what her resolution was, and she has gone for the classic fitness route. She wants to work out twice a week at least. Lockdown one is what inspired Madeline to pursue this as working out in lockdown one definitely made a difference to my mental health, so I wanted to do that again.

However, Madeline expressed that sticking to her resolution has been quite hard because of her living situations, which is totally fair enough. She said: Its been hard because of my whole family being around all the time, theres no space to work out. Despite that, Madeline is still proud of herself for trying, she said: A few years ago I did absolutely nothing.

Chez, a first year Pendle student, has been mighty ambitious this year and gone for a triple threat of eating breakfast every day, cooking for herself and avoiding takeout, and taking care of her mental health. And on top of that, shes stuck to all three. Look at you Chez, you absolute legend. Shes got her best interests in mind for this one: Its important and encourages me to wake up before noon regularly, and cooking is a great habit for mental health and creativity.

Its not been without difficulty, but Chez is pushing through and is really proud of her effort. Its better for my body and my bank account. We should all be more like Chez.

Weve got another fitness guru on the list with Ami, a first year Lonsdale student, who has taken up a daily yoga practice, as well as adding an academic twist with daily reading for her course. She said: The promise of getting fitter and looking better is enough motivation for me, and Id do anything to get those boring texts done.

Sadly, Amis struggled with keeping her efforts up lately and said: Im an essential worker and work lots of long shifts. Im exhausted most of the time, but Im trying my best. Its not your fault babe, youre doing Gods work.

Anna, a first year student from Lonsdale, has decided to put us all to shame and direct her New Year, New Me attitude towards her studies. My resolution was to start having a schedule with my uni work and so far so good!

Once again, mental health is at the forefront of Annas motivation: I want a balanced study schedule, so I keep on top of my deadlines and dont burn out. Its shame we dont have a no detriment policy that could help out with that Good luck Anna, we hope this routine stays strong.

First year student Helena from Cartmel has made doing 20 press ups a day her goal for the year. This stemmed from the short walks around campus she would do with a group of her flatmates. She said: At the end of a busy day it is such a great way to destress.

To stay motivated and keep the tradition going, Helena and her friends will go for a walk and pop by Central on their way, sort of as a goal. It is something Ive missed over my time away, and I look forward to getting back into it when I return in a few weeks.

Finally, Katie, a second year from Cartmel, has taken on the tough challenge of fixing her sleep schedule. So far its not going too well, she told us. Katie has expressed that she has no motivation: Uni just sucks the life out of you, which we can all relate to. To be fair, who needs sleep anyway when all the days blur into one? Keep trying Katie, were proud of you.

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