After New Year’s, MHS students are forming New Year’s resolutions. The New Year is all about leaving bad habits behind and reinventing yourself. Most people are too ambitious and set their sights on life-changing resolutions. Whether your resolution is big or small, odds are you’ll have trouble sticking with it; only 8% of people actually stick with their resolutions. According to Forbes, however, it is not as difficult as it sounds:
Step 1: Be specific Lots of people say they will stop procrastinating or they will get in shape. But how will you actually do that? Make a specific plan; start your homework at 3 o’clock every day after school, or do 20 push-ups every day. This will make it easier for you to stick to your goals.
Step 2: Keep track of your accomplishments. This feedback will show you what you are doing right, and the areas where you can improve. It can also motivate you to continue with the resolution. However, you can’t forget that patience is key; nothing life-changing happens overnight. Share your accomplishments with friends and family because social support is important too.
Step 3: Make a schedule It’s hard to make time for everything; it’s easy for New Year’s resolutions to slip to the back of your mind. If you make a schedule where you set time aside for the resolution, it will be much easier to actually complete it by the end of the year. For instance, if your resolution is to clean your room, then set aside 15 minutes each day to complete the task.
These 3 steps will assure that you will fulfill even your hardest New Year’s resolution!
By Julie Stowell