In the last week of December, it is common to reflect on the year. Many people then create a list of resolutions, or goals which they want to accomplish in the following year.

No, you can keep them!Yes, it’s time to improve!
Who really keeps their New Year’s Resolution past January? I’ll bet not many people. I’m all for people wanting to improve themselves, but there’s no reason to wait until December 31 to do this. I try my best to live in the moment and not plan too much ahead. Planning ahead often leads to stress, pressure, and disappointment. Habits are built by working on them every day. Instead of yearly goals, I prefer daily and weekly goals. Then, the pressure is not too overwhelming.The end of the year is a time to reflect and think about how the year went. I often write a list of goals that I have for the following year. I often create social, personal, work, and financial goals for myself. For example, in the financial category I would write “This year, I will save $3,000.” Then, in the work category, I would write “This year, I will get promoted.” These lists are great to hang in my room, so that I can refer to them throughout the year and keep myself accountable.


  • Do you make New Year's resolutions? Why or why not?
  • What is your favorite holiday? Why?
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