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Resolve to stick to your resolutions, no matter what

December 31, 2002|by JESSICA HANLIN

We are in the midst of that time of year again - friends, family, good cheer - all that good stuff.

But now comes that one universal holiday where we promise not to do everything we did during those earlier festivities.

It's New Year's time.

Sounds like fun to me.

Lose weight, relax more. Yadda, yadda, yadda.

Resolutions were made to be broken, right? Maybe they are made to prove to ourselves that we are in control of our lives. But inevitably, most of us fall victim to fate.

There are ways to avoid failing, other than not trying in the first place.

From the voice of a sickening optimist, never give up!

There are many helpful hints to help you achieve resolution success. Plan ahead, and don't try to do it all at once. You have a whole year!

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Also, be specific in your quest. "I'm going to get better grades," isn't going to cut it. Aim to study more, or to do all your homework, or stop napping in class.

Don't let any disappointments of the past year hold you back. Only look to have a productive and fun new year.

And don't start off on the wrong foot by forgetting that kiss at midnight!

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