17 Actually Realistic Goals to Make in 2017

It’s that time of year again when all you hear is that old saying, “New year, new me!” Roll your eyes all you want, but making goals for 2017 doesn’t mean you have to be like one of those people that rush to get a gym membership, only to forget about it a month later.

Instead, try one of these goals that are actually pretty realistic!

1. Build more experiences.

They always say that experience is the best teacher. Work on saying “yes” to new adventures, even if it’s outside your comfort zone!


2. Use your phone less.

Instead of live-tweeting that big concert you finally got tickets for, why not put the phone down and enjoy the music?



3. Explore somewhere new.

The world is so big, why stay in one place? Whether you grab your roommies for a weekend road trip or spend the extra buck for a flight to a new city, you’ll thank yourself for the experience!


4. Walk more.

Okay, the whole gym resolution is sooo cliché. But, making a simple new healthy habit isn’t. Ditch the car when you can.


5. Pick up a hobby.

Hobbies are things you enjoy doing, so this one should be pretty simple! We suggest trying a handful of new activities – like crocheting, rock climbing, or scrap booking – and then figuring out which one resonates with you best.


6. Make new friends.

More friends just means more people to have fun with. Can’t go wrong there!



7. Spend more time with family.

You know how you always appreciate those home cooked meals when you head home from college and those lovely care packages while you’re away? That is one of the many reasons why you should squeeze in more family time.


8. Try for your dream internship.

It may be competitive, but you won’t get anywhere unless you take the risk. Even if you can’t secure the role, you can feel good about putting yourself out there.


9. Make less excuses.

Excuses are the easy way out. Plain and simple!


10. Schedule more “me” time.

How many times have you felt like you were burnt out this past year? If it’s too many to count, you may need to clear more days in your schedule.



11. Network more.

A good career-related goal is the perfect resolution for students. Order some business cards, scope out some job fairs, and don’t be afraid to chat it up with industry members!


12. Reconnect with old friends.

The hardest part is taking the first step to reach out. After that, it’ll feel like you guys were never even apart!


13. Read more books.

A resolution that brings about immense enjoy and relaxation? Yes, please!



14. Start a budget.

Making a generic resolution to be “smarter” with money can fall flat pretty quick. Make a budget right off the bat – it’ll be easier to stick to!


15. Drink more water.

Swapping your usual beverage for water is a small change that makes a big difference. Less calories, less sugar, and it keeps you hydrated and awake!


16. Cut the complaining.

We’re all guilty of this one, whether you want to admit it or not. Your 8 AM lecture might be a struggle, but complaining isn’t going to make it better!


17. Find passion in a cause.

When you do good, you feel good. Who wouldn’t want that?

What’s your goal for 2017? Share your resolutions in the comments below.


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