What I was Able to Accomplish this Year

As we finally approach the end of the school year, I have been reflecting on some of the goals I set for myself earlier this year. I was successful at accomplishing some of them and others…not so much. However, writing down my goals has been a great way for me to hold myself accountable this year. I chose this set of goals because I knew that they are realistic to my lifestyle and my capabilities. If I decided to exercise 20 hours per week, when I know I already struggle with getting enough exercise, it could lead to feeling overwhelmed, unmotivated, or even hopeless. Setting small, attainable goals allowed me to feel accomplished and proud of myself, while having a good time.


So, what were these goals?


1. Drink at least 10 cups of water a day

Almost! I got up to about 8 cups a day, and even though it wasn’t exactly where I wanted to be, I feel the health benefits.


2. Don’t fall behind in class (study a little bit everyday)

I would love to say I was successful in this one, but unfortunately, I continuously struggle with it. I’m hopeful that I will one day stick to this goal.


3. Try 1 new restaurant a month

Success! I’ve loved trying new restaurants and it has been a great way to learn about different cultures and cuisines.


4. Find a form of exercise I enjoy

At home dance workouts have been a game changer! I get to move my body and have fun at the same time.


5. Connect with my community more

Absolutely! Volunteering with Heathy U allowed me to connect with fellow volunteers and other students in the university community which has been really rewarding and meaningful.


These goals were small and simple but setting these 5 goals was an awesome way for me to challenge myself and push myself out of my comfort zone.


What were some of your goals and did you accomplish some of them?


 

About the Author


Trevena (She/Her)

Hello! This is my first year as a Healthy U volunteer and the last year of my BSc Microbiology major with a minor in Biology. I’m very excited to build more connections in the university community, as well as expanding my knowledge on various health topics.


If I’m not studying, you can usually find me watching a new TV series, painting, or hanging out with friends!