Keeping Our New Year’s Resolutions,by Sarah Rehmani (Grade 7 Student)
Every year, most of us make new year’s resolutions. However, only 8% of people actually fulfill them. What is going to make 2017 the year we tick every box? Here are a few important tips to help you succeed.
- Measure our progress. If our goal is to “get in shape” don’t simply make a few isolated efforts. Give ourselves measured goals, tell oourselves exactly how we will reach our final destination. For example, schedule workout sessions or cut out specific foods from our diet. Then, take notes and check back to see how well we’ve done. This will give us motivation and help us fulfill our resolution by the end of the year.
- Keep our resolutions within realistic guidelines. Don’t tell yourself that you’re giving up a certain food completely, or that we’re going to work out every day. Chances are, it won’t happen. Start small and grow bigger. We should also let our resolutions have a little room for relaxation, or else we will end up actively oppressing them.
- Get support. Tell our family and friends about our resolutions. They can encourage us, and help us if we’re going through tough times.
- Stay positive. It will be tough to persevere until the end, and at times we might beat ourselves up. But don’t. A slip-up is almost inevitable at some point, but it’s important for us to bounce back from it. Be proud of our past achievements and build our self-esteem.