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The new year is finally here and as we leave 2018 behind us, we do nothing but try to set goals to accomplish in 2019. That’s right, folks, I’m talking about New Year’s resolutions! As a tradition, people usually make a list of things to improve about themselves in the new year.
Personally, my New Year’s resolution is to enhance my self-esteem and increase my happiness. This includes getting into shape, maintaining a skin and hair routine, drinking more water, getting out of the house, making time for family and friends and practicing self-care. Over the past year, I’ve been neglecting myself and spreading myself too thin. This is my year to change that.
Preparing for my new resolution, I have made a vow to drink a gallon of water a day. Sound impossible? Well, it’s not. Doing this for only three days has cleared up some of my skin and has made me feel more energized. I have also vowed to go to the gym at least three times a week. This way, I am able to relieve stress in a safe and healthy manner.
I am also trying to decrease the amount of unhealthy processed foods I eat. Which means I will be watching my nutrition and eating more vegetables and fruits. It isn’t too hard to eat healthily, you just need motivation to be consistent with the choices of your meals.
Even though I love fries, they aren’t good for the thighs (at least not if you eat them often).
I’ve always kept an agenda, but I have never been consistent with one. My agenda is crucial to my resolution. In order to keep up with all of my activities, I need to pencil them in while also keeping in mind that I need to take time for myself and breathe. Spending time with family and friends is important, however, taking time to rejuvenate is pivotal. So this year, my agenda will be to focus on my best friend.
People do not need the start of a new year to improve faulty habits or to create goals. They just need to find the motivation to do so. Willpower is an amazing thing. That is why with my new goal set and the drive that is pushing me to accomplish it, I will come out on top this year.
You might not believe in New Year’s resolutions, but everyone has a goal. What’s yours?
Myaaja Coley is a senior at Hunt High School.