Rhea of Sunshine: new year, new goals


Morgan Kong

In this weekly column, Wingspan staff reporter Rhea Advani provides her take on a variety of topics.

Rhea Advani, Staff Reporter

Ahh yes. It’s that time of year again when many unfamiliar and new faces are popping in at the gym and people are putting down the cookies and picking up the salads. The time of year when people make their New Year’s resolutions!

I’m sure you’ve made it at least once or twice and they either worked out the exact way you wanted it to or it was a complete fail. But this week I thought it’d be appropriate to discuss if they’re necessary or not.

Whether you make your New Year’s resolutions come true or not, it’s important to think about them or even write them down at the beginning of each year. When you take a breather and think about the goals you want to accomplish for the year, it makes it easier to plan out, rather than having everything scrambled in the back of your mind.

Something that I found being helpful is sticking a piece of paper to your fridge that says all of your new year’s resolutions and goals. And every morning when you wake up and open the fridge for breakfast you’ll see that there are things you need to accomplish. 

If there is one thing that quarantining and doing school virtually has taught me, is that it’s extremely important to take time for yourself. In this craziness of the pandemic and everything going on in the world, you need to focus on you! Whether it’s making more money, making your health a priority, or simply trying to be nice to others. Recognizing that there is something that you can do to help yourself feel the best you can, and that no one is perfect, is the first step.

So I challenge all of you to write down a few goals you have for yourself this year, and whether you plan on reaching those goals, or just dream about them, having them written down in front of you is the first step. 

Have an amazing weekend Redhawks, and welcome back!