Words by Delaney Rea
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: “I gave up on my New Year’s resolution after a week.” If you can’t relate, you probably never made one in the first place. While each new year inspires self-evaluation, it’s harder said than done to set the right resolution. This quiz will point you in the right direction when choosing a resolution—and maybe even help you keep it, too.
- What gets in the way of your productivity?
- Getting enough sleep.
- My tendency to daydream.
- I lack the funds necessary.
- Nothing. I’m completely on track!
- What’s your social life like?
- Partying 24/7.
- I’m a homebody.
- My friends dine out; I dine on Top Ramen.
- Who has time for that?
- Which of these best describes your Winter Break?
- Binge-watching “Black Mirror” and eating leftovers.
- Contemplating the passage of time.
- Depleting savings to buy gifts for loved ones.
- Being generally bored to death.
- When not studying, what do you enjoy?
- I like to take it easy.
- Reading about whichever controversy is in the news.
- Browsing Amazon for the hottest deals.
- I really have no extra time.
Mostly 1: Get Healthy
Time to get healthy! Whether you’re not sleeping enough or skipping exercise, there’s a void of healthy habits in your life.
– Join a PE class like yoga or rock climbing.
– Cut down on sweets. Consider using a “cheat day” each week.
Mostly 2: Enjoy Life More
Don’t waste time moping around! Make the most of life—put yourself out there. Changes big and small bring actualization.
- Explore travel opportunities like study abroad programs.
- Invite a friend you haven’t seen in a while to lunch or drinks.
Mostly 3: Be Better with Money
Check your pockets. Are they empty? If so, you might be clueless about how to use your funds.
- Create a monthly budget—and stick to it, to the best of your ability.
- Explore job opportunities at career.uoregon.edu/StudentJobs for extra income.
Mostly 4: Find a New Hobby
You might be overworking yourself with school obligations—or letting yourself slip into routine boredom. Pursuing a new hobby, simply for the joy of it, gives life meaning.
- Invest in a musical instrument that’s always intrigued you.
- Join a club that involves an activity you’ve never tried before.