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Title: Off campus life newsletter
Physical Description: Serial
Language: English
Creator: Dean of Students Office, University of Florida
Publisher: Dean of Students Office, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: January 2011
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Bibliographic ID: UF00093714
Volume ID: VID00028
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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OCLt
DiViSION OF STUDENT AFFAiRS
UNiVERSITY OF FLORiDA
OFF CAMPUS LiFE


U TF Division of Student Affairs
UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA


JANUARY 2011 VOLUME 4, ISSUE 5
Page 1


NEW YEAR: NEW YOU

A new year is upon us. A time of renewal, rebirth, and resolutions. Almost as customary as the ball drop-
ping on Times Square, you have your New Year's Resolution (NYR) dropping on you and you're not about to be
pwned by it and have it roll into being 2012's NYR.

So, what can you do to make sure that you accomplish this NYR? First off, have the right mindset. A NYR is
nothing more than a personal goal. As with all goals, you gotta (A) make sure you actually care about it and
(B) realize that some form of effort is going to be exerted. You can't expect change without actually chang-
ing anything so be ready to do something.

Before you start to pursue your elusive NYR, make sure that it's a realistic goal. For example, if you've
never ran more than the distance from the couch to the fridge, don't have your NYR be to run a marathon in
a month. A more suitable goal would be to properly train for a 5K and
run it in 2 months. Setting up realistic, attainable goals will help you
achieve your goal. Small successes along the way serve to further moti-
vate you whereas setting an over-ambitious goal may just leave you feel-
ing frustrated and unaccomplished.

After setting your goal, plan actions for you to do that will help you
reach it. Little changes here and there really make a difference. Also,
be sure to reward yourself for sticking to your goal. Fulfilling your NYR
requires a lot of personal accountability so give yourself props for stick-
ing to the game plan. And, if you do deviate from your goal, don't beat
yourself up. You're human, after all. In the words of Aaliyah (R.I.P.), "If at first you don't succeed, dust
yourself off and try again".

Remember, Rome was not built in a day. Change will come overtime so don't rush it. Just set a feasible goal,
plan manageable and realistic steps to achieve this goal, and go for it! Make 2011 the year you want it to be.


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OCLt
DiViSiON OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
UNiVERSITY OF FLORIDA
OFF CAMPUS LIFE


UF Division of Student Affairs
U UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA


JANUARY 2011 VOLUME 4, ISSUE 5
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FINANCIAL PLANNING

Don't wait 'til you get your money right. Get it right now!

UF offers various programs and services to help you manage your
money. Student Financial Aid (SFA) offers workshops to educate you
financial affairs. These workshops provide information on budgeting
your loan money, credit management, and protection against fraud,
etc. Go to http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/receiving/tips/ for more informa-
tion.

Family, Youth, and Community Sciences offers information on basic
money management, credit and debt management, saving and in-
vesting, etc. Check out this information at http://money.ifas.ufl.edu/
management/index.htm.
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WORDS OF WISDOM

Wanna be part of a UF publication? OCL's annual magazine-style
publication, the Gator Guide to Off Campus Life, is looking for
tips from students on how to find housing, their roommate expe-
rience, any advice they can give about living off-campus, etc.

Be part of the new and updated Gator Guide! About 10,000
copies are distributed annually and the Gator Guide is available
online. Go to http://www.offcampus.ufl.edu/gatorguide.php
to see the Gator Guide or pick up a copy at various UF offices
including the Dean of Students Office, International Center, Wel-
come Center, and OCL's office on the 3rd floor of Peabody Hall.
Send your 2-3 sentence-long quote of off-campus advice to
leahv@offcampus.ufl.edu. Include your first and last name and
your e-mail address with your appropriate quote.


CITY INVOLVEMENT


If you're looking to be involved with
the community, consider
being part of a City Board. Lots of
City of Gainesville City Boards have
student seats. Go to http://www.
cityofgainesville.org/GOVERNMENT/
ClerkOfTheCom mission/Advisory-
BoardsandCommittees/tabid/663/
Default.aspx. Choose which board
you would like more info on from the
drop-down menu.


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