Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Year Resolutions For Students

Realistic suggestions for school students to consider:
New Year's Resolutions: how often do you make them? How often do you break them? Most New Year's Resolutions don't last long because they are too difficult and unrealistic. People swear to lose 3 Kgs, exercise for an hour each day, get awesome grades in school, and become a nicer person-- all by March.

You're much more likely to keep resolutions if they are realistic and attainable. Pick a few relatively easy things that will make life better for you and those around you. Here are some suggestions for simple resolutions that may be useful for college students.
  • Whenever possible, get an extra hour of sleep every night.
  • Spend ten minutes every evening straightening up your room.
  • Read at least one book per term just for fun.
  • Work to improve English communication skills.
  • Put more effort to improve emotional and physical well being.
  • Keep up better with the news.
  • Spend a little less time watching TV.
  • Spend a little less time on Orkut or Facebook.
  • Work in extra walking into your everyday routine.
  • Call your mom more often.
  • Help a friend with homework when needed.
  • Do your laundry (at least a part) by yourself before it piles up on the floor.
  • Avoid drama as much as possible, and be kind to your friends.
  • Try to improve your attention span in class.
  • Attend class more seriously.
  • Volunteer for charity or services in your neighbourhood.
  • Eat breakfast every day.
  • If you're religious, spend a little more time observing.
  • Refuse to get involved in relationships that are no good for you.
  • Stop comparing yourself to other students who you think are smarter or more attractive.
  • Cut your "fun" spending by 25 percent.
  • Sew the missing buttons back on your clothes.
  • Help your parents.
  • Live up to the expectations of your parents, teachers and well wishers.

Say time and again to yourself, I can do it! I will do it? Now is the right time to start!

For your success & Glory!