How to be a better you this year.
Here's a list of the most common New Year's resolutions - and, more importantly, some ideas for getting started on them (and actually keeping them past January 1st).
1. Get Healthy
Getting healthy doesn't just mean losing weight. It can also mean playing more sports, making healthier eating choices or just resolving to get off the couch a little more often. Make one small change at a time - like riding your bike to school instead of taking the bus, or ordering a salad instead of a burger - and you'll have an easier time keeping this resolution.
2. Get Happier
This is a little more of an abstract resolution that can mean different things to different people. See if you can find ways to boost your self-esteem, or just spend more time doing things that you love instead of things that make you feel bad about yourself. The links below can help you find a way to get started.
Being a good person - by donating your time or old stuff to those in need, or just by throwing some random acts of kindness into your daily routine - feels so good that it can be addictive. Get the do-gooder party started on one of these pages:
- Great Ideas for Volunteering
- Volunteer Opportunities for Teens
- Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness
- How to Donate Your Hair to Locks of Love
- Find a Charity Walk in Your Town
- Donate Your Old Clothes to the Salvation Army