Joslyn Carine
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Mini Motivation

Resolute That! – My 2016 Resolutions

As the end of the year approaches, so do thoughts of New Years Resolutions. More like a list of things I want to do but will inevitably forget all about by January 2nd.

For instance: This year I wanted to sit down and study hard to achieve better marks in school so that I could receive a certificate or two at the end-of-year assembly. Instead, what did I do? Not that. I ended up slacking off, never remembering the promise I made to myself so I ended up sitting in the front row at the assembly surrounded by award winners, me sitting empty-handed.

Another was that this year I would work to get fit and healthy. I’m not saying no sweets ever but I had to cut down. I had a very brief bout of healthiness where I would go for runs and I played on a hockey team and I drank tons of water. But then it got cold and I got lazy. So goodbye jogging and fruit smoothies and hello YouTube and Coke.

So I have decided that next year I am not going to set any resolutions. I am instead going to focus on one area of myself, that needs improving, at a time.

Maybe I’ll start with fitness and I’ll set a schedule to follow until my actions become instinct. It has been proven that it takes 21 days to create a new habit. So I’m going to go month by month until my previous failed attempts at “bettering myself” become a reality.

I’ll keep you updated on my progress. But until then, have an amazing Christmas and a Happy New Year.


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