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New Year New You: How to Make 2024 Your Year

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Students should try to start off their 2024 strong.

“2024 is my year”

 

A quote spoken by many, but still needs help to be implemented. New Year’s resolutions range from going to the gym to drinking water frequently. Here are some methods to maximize your 2024 to prevent it from turning out like previous years have gone. 

 

First, and arguably the most important, ensure your mental health improves. In the Bay Area, where constant competition rages, it is important to take a breather. To do this, one can begin to journal. Journaling, often mistaken for diary entries, can transform a person’s mindset. Prompts often done in journals include “Describe the best part of your week” and “5 things you want to do before you are 20.” Furthermore, to improve one’s mental health, people can engage in meditation. Meditation brings ease to many in the world, especially to those who have mental health issues or need help focusing. 

 

Another positive activity you can do to create a better new year is to exercise. Most high school students spend most of their time inside, which can lead to more stress. Exercising not only leads to a healthier body but has also been proven to decrease anxiety and stress. Many students avoid exercising due to the lack of time they have. However, it is important to mention that exercising could take thirty minutes at the maximum. Additionally, drinking water more often is a key factor in keeping the body healthy. According to Richard Harris, a writer for NPC, drinking water is often disregarded by students as they often need to remember to take a sip of water throughout the day. Drinking water exhibits many helpful benefits, such as making the mind work faster to keep you awake. 

 

Lastly, to guarantee that 2024 is your year, leave behind unhealthy habits. An example of this would be making sure to get your household chores out of the way rather than procrastinating. Small tasks such as putting away your clothes in the closet as soon as you are free and organizing your desk. Do things that make you feel happier and disregard any toxicity you have in the new year. Good luck and make sure to enjoy 2024! 

 

About the Contributor
Samaira Gaind, Opinion Editor