Today is the last day of 2017 and everybody is working extra hard to finish off things in this year so they can start new tasks next year with a clean slate and a clear mind. Like most people, I have written myself a list of new year’s resolutions to try to better myself in 2018 and have a more productive and ultimately better year than 2017. So here is a list of my new year’s resolutions and please feel free to comment your own, I’m interested to know them 🙂
Write a Journal:
Writing a journal is a simple way of letting out certain feelings or keeping a record of particular events in your life. I want to write one consistently next year whenever I really need to get something off my chest as it lets out my emotions in a sensible way and whenever I look back on my journal entries I feel like that emotional event is behind me.
Get Over 80% on all Tests and Assignments:
Setting yourself a goal for work or school is perfect to prepare yourself for the year. I chose to try and get over 80% on all tests and assignments as in senior year 80% is known as the new pass percentage (80 is the new 50, they say) and I also want to motivate myself to do well at school as I need a high ATAR to become an environmental lawyer.
Do Exercise Everyday:
It is important to do a lot of exercise to stay healthy and I really want to motivate myself to do exercise everyday in 2018. Whether it’s a 5 minute simple workout or a hard core hour workout, I want to get in the habit of doing some form of exercise everyday as I will feel and look more healthy.
Cook/Bake at Least Once a Week:
I enjoy cooking/baking but I can never really find the time and so I usually only make something for a special occasion every once a while. Next year, I want to cook/bake at least once a week so I can become better at making food and experiment with new tastes and recipes, whilst having a lot of fun.
Read a Book at Least Once a Month:
I love reading books but, annoyingly, I’m one of the slowest readers ever and I need a lot of motivation to read as I get caught up doing other things such as being on technology. I hope that in 2018 I can read a book at least once a month and minimise my very long list of books I want to read!
I hope everyone has had a happy, successful 2017 and you will have an amazing 2018. Happy New Year!