New year resolutions to try 2021
Another year has gone by. Time seems to be flying. This New Years, makes some resolutions that will make 2021 a memorable year, and perhaps the best!
1 Be Optimistic
This doesn’t mean that you have to have a smile pasted on your face 24/7. It means that you should look on the bright side of things. Everybody likes a happy person. Happiness is a magnet that attracts people. No one likes to hang out with a pessimistic person that’s always a downer. Ever hear the phrase “glass half full?” That’s an optimistic person. For example, let’s say your parents make new arrangements to have you and your little brother/sister stay in the same room together. Don’t think of it as a punishment, think of it as a way to get to know your sibling better, maybe you’ll find out something about them or perhaps you can help them with their problems. It’s a great way to bring you and them closer together. Or what about the chore situation? You’re always being hounded to take out the trash, clean up your room, etc. But if you took these little jobs seriously and maturely, perhaps you could persuade your parents to let you get allowance for them. If you act mature and responsible, great things can happen.
2 Make more friends
Having a wide variety of friends means you’re never left in the dark, you’ve always got someone to talk to. Having friends is healthy. The more you have, the happier you are. Seriously, it’s true. I’ve learned to say hi to people all the time, and the funny thing is, being nice can sometimes draw people to try and know you better. Trust me, it’s no joke. Also, having friends means that you’ll never be stuck quiet and lonely during class. You’ll always have someone to talk to.
3 Get a job
Well, not exactly. But to me, getting a job can be a good thing. It helps you build a sense of responsibility and maturity which can be a great skill to learn in the future. Also, earning a little bit of money isn’t a bad idea. Perhaps you can use that extra money to treat yourself every now and then to a shirt you saw at the Buckle!
4 Find a hobby
Find an interest that you have always had. Always loved watching people figure skate on television and always wished you could do it? Well, pull a couple dollars out of your piggy bank and spend a day at the local ice skating rink. See if you can do it. Perhaps you just found yourself a new hobby–ice skating! Or maybe you always admired those model train sets from afar. Save up some money and periodically start your own collection of buildings and train parts. You’d be surprised how fast it can all add up, and before you know it, you’ll be so involved in your hobby, you won’t even care about going to work and making money–just more train parts!