By Mayra, age 17, California
Sweet Designs Featured Writer
January is here, and along with January comes its superbest friend, the so-called "New Year's Resolution"! Ha-ha, righhhhhtttt. Setting a resolution for yourself is the easiest, simplest thing in the world, so why is it so darn difficult to actually go through the process of accomplishing?
I know ... I know ... So many questions and no answers! Well, today I have the honor of walking you through some of the things you need to do to ensure that you reach success.
BrainstormThe first thing you need to do is brainstorm. Think of the things you want to fix. For example, you might be like me and decide to try and eat healthy foods, or even attempt to drink water! Whatever your goal may be, make sure you are going to stick with the program!
Set a PlanNow even the best set up a plan! So think of some of the ways you can carry out this resolution. For example, instead of eating McDonald's after school or on the weekends, you might just want to eat in at home and prepare a salad. You could also decide to eat healthy foods on weekdays and eat fast food on weekends!
Stick with the ProgramWhen I say "stick with the program" I mean stick with the program. Like mom once said, "No ifs, ands, or buts!" Be loyal, and remind yourself that you aren't doing anything wrong. A resolution is a positive thing which will lead to positive results!
Compliment YourselfThe best thing about resolutions is realizing how much of a better person they're making you, and that feeling is priceless! So if, like me again, you're resolved to eating healthy foods, you probably will start noticing that: a) your skin looks extra fab, b) you have more energy, or even c) your mom gives you a high five! (lol)
Celebrate Your AccomplishmentHurray! After several weeks of intensive dedication and work, you, my friend, will reach a little thing called success! And with that comes the celebracion. (That's Spanish for celebration.) Give yourself a day of pampering! If you're like me this will be your first New Year's Resolution accomplished!
Keep it GoingTime for a quiz! So first you set a goal, then you worked hard and accomplished it. Then you celebrated ... Yeah, so what happens now?
a. you party more
b. you continue your resolution
c. you forget it
If you chose a or c, child, please go back to the intro of this thing!
The correct answer is b! The objective of creating a resolution is to not only achieve it, but to carry it out and make it part of your daily routine.
Pass it OnA leader not only shows it off and flaunts it, but also makes sure that others can do the same! Therefore be a good friend and try to persuade a friend to set a resolution. You can even be some sort of coach to them by helping them out.
Whatever goal you might have in mind, set it, plan it, and accomplish it. There aren't any barriers to the things you can do, only the barriers your mind creates.
With that said, "Hasta la vista, ladies".
Love && more love from me to you all,