Here at The Peel, we’re all about supporting your 2020 goals and resolutions! And with the right resources, we know you can achieve them. That’s why we’ve put together a helpful guide to achieve some of the most common New Year’s resolutions:
Putting in the effort to live a more active lifestyle can feel challenging at first, but even small changes can make a big impact. The Barnes Center at The Arch makes small changes easier with multiple ways to Be Active. Take a stroll around the indoor track, get expert advice from a personal trainer, enjoy your favorite sport on an intramural team and much more. Find the activity that best fits your exercise goals on the Barnes Center website.
Get better sleep
Sleep is crucial to our physical and mental health, academic performance and other everyday experiences. The beginning of the year is a great time to reevaluate our sleep habits and set some goals. A realistic goal to start with is aiming for 7-9 hours of sleep each night. The Barnes Center is a helpful resource for your sleep goals as well. Pick up a Wellness First Aid Kit focused on sleep that’s filled with tips and items tailored to help improve your sleep habits.
Land that dream job
Having a job or internship can be a really empowering experience. You have the opportunity to gain and build professional skills, work towards your career goals and meet new people. (And who can forget about the chance to make some money?) If this is your top 2020 goal, be sure to explore student employment opportunities with ’Cuse Works, internship and career opportunities in Handshake, and the resources Career Services and your school/college career office have to offer, like resume and cover letter reviews.
P.S. Don’t miss out on Career Week, Monday, Jan. 27 through Wednesday, Jan. 29.
P.P.S. Mark your calendars for Paychecks: Think of the Pasta-bilities, a financial literacy workshop hosted by ’Cuse Works and the Office of Financial Aid and Literacy, on Wednesday, Feb. 12 and Monday, Feb. 17.
Make more connections
It’s never too late to meet new people and make new friends. Whether you’re a new student on campus or heading into your final semester, life-long connections are waiting to happen. If your goal this year is to feel more connected on campus, explore registered student orgs that match your interests, Greek life organizations that support your values and cultural centers that reflect your identities. You can find registered student orgs and recognized Greek life chapters in ’Cuse Activities, the student activities portal and event calendar. Learn more about our cultural centers on the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience website.
Mindfulness is a great way to relieve stress, stay focused and appreciate small moments throughout the day. Practicing mindfulness can be as simple as taking a moment to breathe deeply or exploring different meditation techniques. The Barnes Center is a great place to Be Mindful with pet therapy, meditation sessions and the Soul Series. Make sure to explore all the ways to practice mindfulness on the Barnes Center website.
There are a few different ways to achieve this financial goal. For some people, it might start with building a better understanding of their finances. For others, it’s might be creating a budget and monitoring spending habits. Either way, the Office of Financial Literacy’s Smart Money Coaches are here to help! Make an appointment to outline the best way for you to achieve a financial goal.