‘Tis the season of New Year’s resolutions. How does one even address New Year’s resolutions? What are they? New Year’s resolutions are a promise to do something different in the new year but resolutions can mean so many different things to so many different people. Less than 8% of people actually follow through with their New Year’s resolutions. New Year’s goals are supposed to be positive, but can become overwhelming and can easily turn into something negative. Classic resolutions tend to be about working out or eating differently, and they can be great, but you shouldn’t do it just because everyone else is doing it. New Year’s resolutions should be about bettering yourself for yourself!

Having a healthy body is important in order to have a healthy mind! Exercising does not have to be defined by weight loss or muscle gain. It can be about wanting to feel better physically as well as mentally. According to the New York Times, “people who work out even once a week or for as little as 10 minutes a day tend to be more cheerful than those who never exercise”. 

New year resolutions are hard to come up with because you don’t want to do what everyone else is doing. You should pick a resolution that is specific for you. Check out some of the top resolutions for 2021: 

1. Improve and increase fitness skills
2. Improve diet
3. Stop procrastinating
4. Make more money
5. Start a business

People have big goals this year, but don’t let that be intimidating. Pick something that is attainable for you, whether it be taking the time to read a book every so often, or going for a jog once a week. A good thing to keep in mind is making your resolutions authentic to you. 

The number one resolution idea for 2021 is about increasing your fitness. The second top resolution should be easy to guess: improving your diet. The third resolution is to stop procrastinating. The last two top resolutions are earning more money and to start a business.  

2020 was a wearing year on everyone. 2021 is an opportunity to turn things around. Focus on your mental health as much as you would focus on your physical health because they are just as important to each other. CSU Rec has so many options for you to make your resolutions a reality.  


The cliche “new year, new me” should change to “new year, better me”. Focus on making yourself happy. This is a new year to take care of yourself!

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Campus Rec Resources

Youtube Channel – The Rec has awesome at-home workouts as well as mindful meditation and yoga!

Instagram – Every Tuesday we post a Trainer Tip Tuesday which gives you a quick at-home workout that can be done between meetings or classes. 

The Rec – The Rec is open to students, and we are now at level Orange Status. This means that reservations are required for the Rec, the climbing wall, and fitness group classes. Time slots for reservations have been extended to 90 minutes.