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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

​I’ve always loved the holiday season. One of my favorite things to do each year is make my list of New Year’s Resolutions. I am a planner. I like to write all of my ideas down on paper or type them into my phone. I’m also a goal setter. I make short term goals and long term goals, and I do my best to keep them realistic.
​In recent years, I have come to really focus my New Year’s Resolutions on health and happiness. I feel those two things are extremely important and can always be worked on.
​I want to be physically healthy and mentally healthy. I plan to exercise more and use my coping skills more wisely.
​I always take it a step further, though. I know myself, and I won’t follow through with my goals unless they are completely mapped out. I try to be as specific as possible without being unrealistic.
​For my first New Year’s Resolution, I plan to exercise for an hour on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
​For my second New Year’s Resolution, I plan to utilize my coping skill of playing guitar at least every other day.
​Happiness seems like a silly topic to focus on as a goal, but I have been very successful in mapping out ways to help keep me happy. This year I want to help others more, and I also want to find a good balance between social time and alone time.
​For my third New Year’s Resolution, I plan to release an autobiography that will help struggling teenagers find comfort as they go through their individual journeys of life.
​For my last New Year’s Resolution, I plan to meet up with friends at least once a week.
​Kicking off the year with a good start is essential, but planning and setting goals can still be done at any time throughout the year. Forming good habits can be tough, but it too can be done. Remember that we all have different journeys, but helping each other reach our goals is the most important piece to this puzzle. I’m your friend, and I am more than happy to help you, so don’t be afraid to lend your helping hand to somebody else.

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