December 27, 2010

New Year’s Resolutions

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Writingprompt_resolutionsNew Year’s resolutions

People always talk about New Year’s resolutions, but what does that really mean and how do you do it? A resolution is when you resolve or promise yourself that you will do something. The new year is a perfect time to think about changing some bad habits and making a fresh start for the new year. But how?

Here is my advice for making your New Year’s resolutions.

  • Choose something you really care about. You have to actually want to do it in order for the resolution to work. If you really like your room messy, there is no point in resolving to keep it clean.
  • Choose something you can actually achieve. Getting straight A’s is a totally worthy goal, but if you’re failing every subject, you might first aim for B’s and C’s.
  • Make a step-by-step plan for achieving your goal. For example, to improve your grades, make a study schedule for each subject. List all your homework and tests and check it every day so you’ll be prepared.

So here is my New Year’s resolution: I resolve to train my cats not to scratch me.

  • Is it something I care about? YES. I know they don’t mean to hurt me, but I’m sick and tired of getting accidentally scratched!
  • Is it something I can actually achieve? YES. I have been spoiling my cats and letting them get away with bad behavior, but if I change and show them that I don’t like it, then they will change, right?
  • Step-by-step plan:
  1. Buy a spray bottle and fill it with water.
  2. Spray the sweet, little monsters every time they come at me with their claws out.
  3. Repeat as necessary.

By Valentine’s Day, I will be scratch-free. . . I hope. How about you? What are your New Year’s resolutions and how will you achieve them?

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

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  1. werewolfcat5

    My new years resolution is to be really good in math.How I’m going to achieve that is to study each night when there’s going to be a test and pay attention in class.

  2. miley760

    my resolution is to become a better person than i am now. Right now, i love being mean and don`t know why but im fine now .im always going to be cancer free July 12. so wish me luck that i dont get my cancer back.I hope i dont get my cancer back cuz i hate staying in the hspital.

  3. Ashlee

    My Resolution:I live on a really bad corner and we always have a lot of accidents, and someone died this year, so over the next five years, I am going to keep a running tally of all of the accidents and persuade the 1st selectman to put of signs or something.
    I care about peoples safety. My dad is in the fire department, and my mom is an EMT.
    It is possible if i work at it
    1. Record accidents for 5 years
    2. Show to 1st Selectman.

  4. Rena

    1. WRITE, WRITE, WRITE!!!!!
    2. Ok, so I’m not the only person in the world who bites their nails and wishes they would stop.
    3. Not have 6.10$ in library fines. I will do this by not checking out as many books, or books that I don’t like, and renewing books when necessary.

  5. egirl7

    My New Year’s Resolution is to become a vegetarian. I don’t really know why, but it has always been a goal of mine. So far, it’s going pretty well, but I really don’t like fish or tofu. That makes it hard to get good substitutes.

  6. Samantha

    to obey my parents and do as thay tell me!!!!!!!!!!
    Yes i can achieve it!
    i can achieve by:being good
    time will tell!!!

  7. galaxy101

    -my new years resolution is to right a book
    -i like to read and write
    -i can achieve it if i concentrate
    -i can achieve it by:
    1.coming up with a idea
    3.writing a little every day