Help! Resolution Encouragement Needed

Debby Bartz, UNHS Academic Adviser

I know many of you may have started new years resolutions with the ringing in of 2016, but my resolution actually started at the beginning of the school year—July 1, 2015.

After two years of procrastinating I finally acknowledged that it wasn’t my desk chair shrinking. And, after seeing my better half shed 40 pounds (he cut out soda and became friends with our dusty elliptical), I was determined to break out of my habit of grazing and start lacing up my running shoes again.

Breaking old habits is tough, but when it can result in positive changes for your life, it is most definitely a meaningful goal. For me, I knew it was time to transform and not just for myself.

My resolution is for:

  • My wonderful family, friends and neighbors
  • Playtime with grandkids
  • Energy for my co-workers and the many students I work to inspire throughout the year
  • Our youngest son’s wedding (in September 2016!)

I’m proud to say that my chair now fits comfortably again, and I have bought a second pair of sneakers to keep at work.

But I’m still working toward my goal and could use a bit of encouragement! Please share your inspiration and suggestions as I look to continue on my resolution.

For your resolutions or any of your goals in general, I encourage you to also set up a support system to help you be successful. And don’t ever be afraid to ask for help along the way!

Author: University of Nebraska High School

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