2020 was a year unlike any other with natural disasters, civil unrest, the COVID-19 pandemic, and many other events that will change the world as we know it. While the year was one that we soon hope to forget, there were positives in 2020 as well such as coming together to support small businesses, neighbors supporting neighbors, and an appreciation for where we live here in central Nebraska.
While looking back at 2020, many of us want to make New Year’s resolutions to change something about ourselves such as improving our attitude, reading more books, or eat a better diet and exercise more. Sometimes those goals are set with great intentions but difficult to keep up with. Nebraska Extension Educator Carrie Schnieder Miller, says that setting specific goals, that are not so broad you don’t know what you are trying to accomplish, is a great starting point.
She also notes that the goal should be something that can be reasonably accomplished and should have a deadline or timeline. Finally, she says that having an accountability partner is another great step in making sure you stick with your resolution.
“It’s common for people to have setbacks and get discouraged for any goal that is lofty that they really want to do. Sometimes those goals are hard, but it doesn’t mean that it is the wrong goal,” said Miller. “It is always really important to reassess your goals, but I do it sooner than six months. Often time’s people need weekly reminders or every month. Most people don’t stick to their New Year’s resolutions at six months end. It is fine to lower your initial goal.”
As we close the book on another year, the KCNI/KBBN staff would like to look to the future and 2021 with New Year’s well wishes and resolutions!
Wishing you a Happy New Year, we hope you have a great 2021! My resolution for the New Year is to enjoy each and every day to its fullest, enjoy family and friends around me, and not look too far ahead.” -David Birnie, Owner
“Here’s to a new year.. flipping the calendar has never felt so good! My New Year’s Resolution is to find a new hobby.” -Jeremy Shipe, Station Manager/Copywriter
“My New Year’s Resolution is to continue to provide the best programming to all of our great Central Nebraska Listeners, and all of our world-wide listeners on-line.” -Jeff Bailey KCNI Program Director
“Cheers to new beginnings! My New Year’s Resolution is to be more patient in everyday life.” -Gavin Higgins, News & Public Affairs Director
“Happy New Year everyone! May you all be surrounded by love and joy in the new year 2021! My New Year’s Resolution is going to be working on forgiving things that are hard to forget and going to bed each night counting my blessings.” -Kristy Wells, Advertising Sales Executive
“My New Year’s Resolution is to grow. Now since that probably won’t happen physically, unfortunately, hopefully, I will be able to grow in other areas such as kindness and in contentment in things I have been blessed with.” –Brent Apperson, Sports Director
“Happy New Year Everyone! My New Year’s Resolution is to honor, not only each day, but where I am at in each day and to be present and to feel grateful to be a part of each moment! Let’s get this New Year started!” -Shannon Murray, Advertising Sales Executive
“Happy New Year! My New Year’s Resolution is to find the good in every single day. Cheers to moving forward!” -Emily Barnett, News Team
“Happy New Year! I hope 2021 is going to be a great year for everyone. My new year’s resolution is to spend less time using electronic devices.” -Christen Shirley, Traffic Manager/Receptionist
Happy New Year from all of us at KCNI/KBBN!