As the new year rolls around, a lot of people think of resolutions to make for the new year. Let us first define the New Year’s resolution: a commitment that an individual makes to one or more lasting personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit. Some top resolutions include: lose weight, quit smoking, quit drinking, get out of debt, and spend more time with friends and family. There are some big resolutions that can only be accomplished by setting goals. When the clock strikes twelve on the first of the year, it is easy to think to yourself, “Alright, no more smoking from now on.” If it is a habit you are trying to drop, it is not as simple as that. Set smaller goals for yourself first to work up to your resolution. Decide what next steps are to accomplish your resolution. After completing several small steps, it gets easier and more simple to reach your final destination.
I have thought about my New Year’s resolution. I am currently working towards a healthier lifestyle by working out and eating better. So I cannot play the “losing weight” card. I could make a resolution to coincide with my goal for a healthier lifestyle. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to give up all pop, or soda as you may call it. This was my New Year’s resolution last year, but it did not work out since I really did not set any goals towards achieving this. The first step is to limit myself to two cans each week. After I am comfortable with that, limit myself to one. I am also going to make sure that water bottles are always stocked so I can easily make the decision to choose that instead of pop.
My other resolution is to become more of a gregarious person. Although being great at listening is a wonderful attribute, being able to communicate with others with more than one or two words is a great characteristic as well. I have the inability to connect with people easily. It is hard for people to get to know me at times, because I am a shy person. I really just have a hard time of thinking of things to say to start conversation. Maybe the simplest of things, like the weather, would help kick off conversation. But yes, this is one of my resolutions I am determined to follow through on. I’m not totally incapable of making new friends, but it comes as more of a challenge for me than it does with other people. I have made several very close friends in the past semester in school and I am definitely looking forward to the Spring semester!
What is/are your New Year’s resolution(s)?