How to keep your New Year’s resolutions

January 14, 2014

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— Try to remember the resolutions you made on New Year’s Eve. They were probably very ambitious, like “I will go to the gym four times a week,” or “I will stop procrastinating on my homework.” If, two weeks later, you’ve managed to keep any of these resolutions, then congratulations! You have a superpower. Everyone else, keep reading.

Jacob Brunette Issaquah High School

Jacob Brunette
Issaquah High School

— Try to figure out what went wrong with the resolutions you didn’t keep. (Common problems: working out kind of sucks, doing homework kind of sucks, etc.) Read more

Maybe you should make one resolution

January 7, 2014

People tend to dread making and sticking to resolutions.

A few years ago, I decided I wasn’t going to make any more resolutions. Oh, I would always start the year with the best intentions, but you know what they say about those.

Kathleen R. Merrill Press managing editor

Kathleen R. Merrill
Press managing editor

I would make a list, excited about prospects and possibilities. Weeks later, I would feel awful about missed opportunities and failed plans. The blues would set in as I struggled to get back on track and finally gave up.

But wait! What if I made only one resolution, something I knew I could stick to?

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