10 New Year’s Revolutions

Tessa Spurlock, Reporter

  1. Get in shape: Losing weight is the top resolution for Americans, and combined with “exercising more” and “stay fit” it is something that over a half of the population wishes to achieve. It is easy enough to start an exercise and diet program, the trick is to find a good one that will give you the results you want and will be easy to stick to in the long run.
  2. Start eating healthier food, and less food overall: This is usually an extension of the previous resolution.
  3.  Stop procrastinating: The biggest barrier that keeps most people from reaching their goals is the desire to relax and do something fun instead of working hard.
  4. Improve your concentration and mental skills: People have been trying to find ways to improve their focus and learning capacities for years. Today we can use anything from apps to meditation techniques to boost concentration and hone our mental skills.
  5. Meet new people: Meeting new people can be beneficial to your mental well-being and help your career, so don’t be afraid to get out there and make some friends. Overcome your shyness and have fun and meet new and interesting people.
  6. Become more active: Some people don’t really have a big weight problem, and they even get some exercise a few times a week, but they just sit around the most of the time at home and at work, which can have a negative effect on their posture and health. In that case, all you need is to find ways of moving around more throughout the day instead of staying at the computer all day.
  7. Become more confident and take some chances: If you are confident other people notice it, and it is much easier to have your opinions heard, ask people out on dates and get ahead at work or school.
  8. Earn more money: Even billionaires are always looking for ways to earn more money, and we common folk can definitely use an additional source of income to make life a bit more comfortable. Fortunately there are plenty of options available, like side jobs
  9. Become more polite: Good manners have always been an important part of society. They make it easier to connect with others, avoid offending people and will ensure that others perceive you as a good and trustworthy person.
  10. Reduce stress: They say that stress is one of the biggest killers out there, and it can have a very destructive effect on your relationships as well as your health.