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It’s the new year, a time to reflect on the past year and dream up new goals for 2019! Most students at Aspen juggle work, school, personal, and family obligations. Try these tips for making a resolution and sticking to it.

  1. Set Realistic Goals. Only 8% of the population sticks to their New Year’s resolution. People often try to go from 0 to 100 miles per hour right away. For example, many online students are adult learners who have not been in school for some time, yet some people set a goal to take 2+ courses at once to finish their degree faster. Set a more reasonable goal such as starting with one course at a time and move forward from there.
  2. Identify clear benchmarks with the endgame in mind. Think about what you want to accomplish. Put parameters in place to make sure you are taking steps toward meeting your goal.
  3. Tell friends and family about your resolution. Tell your friends, family or colleagues about your goal. Your friends and family want to see you succeed. Plus this strategy adds a level of accountability.
  4. Get organized. Use a planner or productivity app like Taskful or Trello. You can keep track of your online coursework, deadlines, work schedule, and more!
  5. Small victories matter! Reward yourself along the way. When you hit a benchmark along the way, treat yourself! For example, if your goal is to graduate with a 4.0, and you get an A in your first course, plan a fun night out! Life is all about balance, so reward yourself for working hard.

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