• Sejal Sekhar

New Year's Resolutions

New Year, new me! We all have heard that phrase, right? Well, 2022 is the year we mean it. For some reason, New Year's resolutions were harder to think of this year. So, I'll make you guys a deal. I'll pitch some New Year's resolutions, but you have to promise to keep your friends accountable to the ones they made. We are in this together! Keeping my end of the deal, here is a list of New Year's resolutions: 1. Stop procrastinating

  • Rather than cramming at the last minute, try to work ahead and create a schedule to keep you accountable. If it feels like you do more effective work closer to the deadline, that could be due to having less time. So, set a time limit on your assignments.

2. Organization

  • Start off easy. Organize your locker and try to keep a system to prevent it getting dirtier as the year continues. Next step- organize your binder. Final step- your room. Create systems that are separate from one another, that way when you need something you do not need to mess everything up.

3. Read more

  • This may seem a useless suggestion at first glance, but give it a chance. You do not have to read 10 books a month or anything crazy. You can just read an article a day or even listen to an audiobook on your drive to school. This is a great way to increase your knowledge without taking a lot of time out of your day.

4. Drink more water

  • Water is one of the best things you can drink. With the cafeteria food at easy access, it makes it a lot harder to choose water with those options around. Water is good for your skin and also helps with detoxing and keeping your body healthy.

5. Not overspending in the cafeteria

  • Now, this one is not for the weak. This requires resistance and strength. Try to minimize the amount of times you pass the machines, that way it is out of sight and out of mind.

6. Fix sleep schedule

  • This is so important. A good way to take care of this is limit the screen time you spend before you fall asleep. Try to not look at your phone for 30 minutes before you want to go to bed. Another thing that helps is taking a hot shower around the time you have to fall asleep; that way you just want to crawl in the covers and pass out.

7. Learn a new skill

  • Is there something you have always wanted to try, but it seems impossible? Well, this is the year that you are going to try it. Now, remember that you do not have to be the best at the skill you want to learn. You will get better as time goes on, the important part is that you continue to work at it.

Now, your turn to hold up your end of the deal. This year is our year. Go around and find what the owls' New Year's resolutions are and help them out.