Are you one of those people who made a set of goals or resolutions to kick of 2023? As we approach the end of the first month of the year, here are a few more that you need to add to your list.
Put Money Aside
Each month, or every time you get some money, you should put a set amount of it aside. Not only is this a good habit, but it also improves your investment skills. Saving even a small percentage of your money a month will also allow you to grow your savings.
Learn A New Language
Learning a new language is a great way to spend time instead of turning to social media when your bored. This is something that helps to activate the brain. Duolingo and Babbel are two free apps you can use to aid you while learning. Before picking a language, do some research on what sort of commitment you want to make. Some languages are easier to learn than others.
Meditation & Yoga
Meditation and yoga help to calm the mind and body. Types of meditation include mindful, spiritual, mantra, movement, and progressive mediation. Eight popular styles of yoga include Ashtanga yoga, Hatha yoga, Hot yoga, Iyengar yoga, Kundalini yoga, Power yoga, Restorative yoga, Vinyasa yoga. Free Apps such as Glo, Daily Yoga, Calm, and YouTube are resources you can use in your meditation and yoga journey.
Read At Least One Book A Month
Reading is fundamental! Reading daily has amazing benefits including increasing your vocabulary and comprehension, reducing stress, and insomnia. Since we live in a digital era you don’t even need to carry around a book any more. You can now download a book right on your phone, table, or computer. Keep in mind that it is encouraged to not read on your device often, it can cause eye problems.
Keeping up your resolutions takes discipline. If you mess up, that’s alright. Just keep trying and striving toward success. I hope this is your best year yet!
By Amariyah Mallory, Freshman, Whitney Young