At the beginning of each year, “reading more” crops up on many people’s list of resolutions. Unfortunately, many fail to keep the promises they make to themselves. M Shelton discusses how to re-ignite one’s love for books while avoiding the dreaded reading slump.
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Maggie John reveals her Arts and Lit resolutions for the New Year, inspiring us to enrich our lives in the coming year.
Sophie Stoakes weighs in on the success rate of New Year’s Resolutions I love New Year’s Resolutions. The new year, and in this case new decade, brings with it the promise of a fresh start and a renewed sense of optimism and positivity; the sky is the limit with possibilities on what you could achieve […]
I have a long and complex history with New Year’s resolutions, and by long and complex, I mean every year for a month starting January 1st I body shame myself roughly 120% more on a daily basis than I do the rest of the year. For the last eight years, whether I’ve admitted it to […]
For those of us committed enough to sustain gym attendance all year round, January represents an overwhelming army of seasonal athletes, commonly known as the ‘New Year New Me’ crowd, or more succinctly, ‘The Resolutioners’. Regardless of nomenclature, we’ll look down at these novices and silently critique their lifting form or running style almost subconsciously. […]
Like many people, I’ve gone through a variety of versions of resolutions: New Year’s resolutions, resolutions made at the start of the academic year (“I’ll do all of my maths homework”, thought an optimistic 17-year-old me), even thinking I was above resolutions. After some experimenting, I’ve found that the best resolutions for me are the […]
With every new year comes a wave of new year’s resolutions. It is an opportunity discard everything we do not like about ourselves and embrace new lifestyles. However, there is a reason most new year’s resolutions fail or worse, do not even make it to the end of January. This can be attributed to the […]
Last year was a year of survival for so many people: political insanity, the constant stream of bad news, and on a much smaller scale, but still terrifying, the stress of uni exams and attempting to live independently. As has been widely accepted by literally everyone on the internet, January’s overriding motto seems to be […]
New Year’s Resolutions – for better or worse – are a cultural tradition that spans the globe, encouraging people to self-reflect and enter the New Year with a set of clear goals in mind. Despite more than 4000 years of existence, this now mostly secular practice still riles debate on its usefulness, effectiveness and potential […]
This Christmas I was given guilt as a gift but, naturally, with the state of the postal service, it arrived just in time for New Year’s Day. Perfect timing: New Year, new me, right? Bollocks. I’ve never really understood this perverse annual self-depreciation contest, feeling bad about yourself or your indulgences. We roll off the […]