New Year’s Resolution Race: Strolling to success


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Finishing up with their sixth week of keeping their resolutions and embarking on their seventh week, contestants share some tips on how to keep up with resolutions and succeed in making new positive habits. This past week marks the halfway point of this year’s New Year’s Resolution race and many of our contestants have had more success this year with their resolution than any other year.

Bearing News asked: What advice do you have for people who are struggling with maintaining their New Year’s Resolution?


Siena Juhlin, freshman – 37 points

Resolution: Get more sleep

[TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”279966″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style6″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ message=”I recommend people who have a new year’s resolution to definitely think of all the positive benefits coming from it.”][vc_empty_space][TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”279975″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style6″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ message=”I think I have been doing much better than previous years because it’s February and I don’t think my resolution has ever lasted till February. Persistence and endurance will get you far in life.”]

Audrey Milyo, sophomore – 36 points

Resolution: Procrastinate less


Britton Stamps, sophomore – 36 points

Resolution: Spend more time with family

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Divya Divya, junior – 35 points

Resolution: Exercise at least 2 times a week for 30 minutes


Sydney Magee, senior – 42 points

Resolution: Be more positive and vocalize compliments

[TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”282220″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style6″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ message=”I would say pick a realistic resolution that you know you can accomplish. If you have a big goal, break it down into steps so it’s easier to accomplish and then easier to follow along with it.”][vc_empty_space][TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”282219″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style6″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ message=”If you have a new year’s resolution and you’re having trouble keeping up, I think you usually have two options. If you can’t physically keep up with your resolution due to some other outside factors, then you should probably tone your resolution down a little bit and just set smaller goals first and then eventually move up to that big goal. If you’re a little lazy, I’d say motivate yourself. Give yourself a little bit of a reward afterward to motivate yourself. ” el_file=””]

Shray Kumar, senior – 42 points

Resolution: Exercise at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes

[vc_empty_space]Not sure what’s going on? Read the introduction post!
Missed the first updates on the contestants’ progress? Read them all below:
Week 1: Strong Beginnings
Week 2: Slow and steady wins the race
Week 3: Reaching for the stars
Week 4: If at first you don’t succeed
Week 5: Practice makes perfect
videos filmed by Alice Yu and Rochita Ghosh and edited by cam Fuller
art by Alice Yu
What are some of your motivators? Leave a comment below.