New Year, New You?

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January 13, 2023
Mr. Brian Nieh, Resolution Maker, Resolution Breaker

New Year’s resolutions are like marathons. Each person making them approaches it differently. Some take it slow and steady and can persist throughout the year. Others, like myself, sprint very briefly, slow down to catch our breaths, stop to rest, lie down to rest some more, cry a little, give up, and then wait for next year. (Or is that just me?)

Presented with these two extremes, it’s clear which one we should aspire towards and which one we should try avoiding. But if you’re still struggling, worry not, because as the resident (self-proclaimed) expert of new year resolutions, I’m here to help with three easy suggestions:

First, make resolutions for self-improvement. Don’t resolve for a new pair of shoes. Resolve to sleep earlier, or paying more attention during class, or playing on your phone less. Or resolve to help others, be nicer to those around you, give out compliments to your friends and classmates and teachers and staff.

Next, be your own biggest supporter. Don’t wait for other people to remind you, remind yourself! Having a strong will and encouraging yourself goes a long way. What the current ‘you’ is doing now is to make for a better and happier future ‘you’. Your future self will thank you.

Lastly, don’t forget you have all of us at school here to support you. Just reach out and let us know! You have a whole team of people who want to help you and see you succeed and see you happy.

With Chinese New Year right around the corner, it’s a perfect time to make new resolutions (or renew your Jan 1 ones). So, who’s ready to be resolute?

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