New Year, New Ways

Angela Donnelly, Bolt Staff Writer

If you were to make a change in your life, when would you do so? It always seems difficult to modify parts of your life, but there is one time of the year that somehow makes it seem easy to make a change or better yet resolution. That is right. This time is New Years and this change is a New Year’s resolution. Every year, people use the New Year as a way to motivate themselves to revamp certain areas of their life. Choosing the right resolution is the most important part of being able to carry through.

Losing weight, getting better grades, getting a job, and being more organized are some popular New Year’s resolutions; but the most important thing is finding the right resolution for you. There are many choices when it comes to picking your New Year’s resolution. Many people may resolve to lose ten pounds or eat healthier, but there are also some more unusual resolutions you can make. Breaking a record is a motivating thing to work towards; what better way to start out the year than being the person able to say you can walk on your hands longer than anyone in the world? Another fun and unique resolution is to learn a new trick. Whether it is learning to do a split or learning to catch goldfish in your mouth, it is always good to have a fun trick to show off to all your friends. It is good to make some kind of resolution, no matter what the resolution you decide to make. Everyone makes resolutions, even celebrities. Ashton Kutcher made a resolution to be more sympathetic; Kim Kardashian made her New Years resolution is to tone down her life. New Year’s resolutions are everywhere; the hardest part is choosing one you can actually do.

One of the biggest problems with New Year’s resolutions are that people seem to have a hard time carrying through with them. There are two parts to every New Year’s resolution: the promise and the follow through. It is easy to decide on a resolution, but it becomes a lot harder when it is time to take action. Just because you say “I’m going to lose weight” does not mean those pounds are going to magically disappear. You must take the time and effort to go to the gym and eat healthier. In the end making a resolution that is right for your life and that you can carry through with, is the key to a good resolution.

Now it is time to decide on your own resolution. To help your self answer these two questions. Is there something you would like to change about your life? Is this a change, which you are willing to put your time and effort into? If you picked a change and you could answer yes to the second question, then you have your very own New Year’s resolution.

So now that you have your resolution, get out there and make it happen!