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5 School Resolutions: It is Never Too Late to Start Fresh

Jacob Rodriguez

The New Year marks the need to renew yourself, it is a chance to start over and rebrand what you want to do and who you want to be.

If you set personal resolutions already consider adding these but if you haven’t this article can give you an idea of what to work on at school for the whole year.

  1. Make new friends! 

Instead of just hanging out with the same group of people day in and day out, take a few minutes to introduce yourself to someone new or maybe someone who’s been there for a while but for some reason you’ve never spoken to. This is the perfect time to approach your crush as part of your resolution list, (blame it on that in case you get nervous) you’d be surprised of how interesting strangers can be LOL Maybe you’ll even find another BFF!

  1. Take Risks!

Try a new class, sign up for a club at school or go out for a sport! It might be a little intimidating at first but you might end up really liking it! You never know unless you try. You could be extremely good at something but never find out due to lack of trying plus the more activities you do the more people you’ll meet.

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Meeting new people & taking risks! Modeling for Moda 2000, my latest new project!

  1. Compliment your peers!

A kind word, a smile or a random act of kindness goes a long way, especially these days with so much bullying going around. Help those who need help, smile to those who seem sad and give a lending hand to those who so obviously need a friend. Being nice shows that you’re confident enough with yourself to be able to compliment others. It creates a positive atmosphere all the way around.

  1. Talk less, listen more! 

I know not all classes discuss the most exciting topics but if you actually take the time to listen to your teachers and pay attention, you’ll find some of the things they’re saying to actually be very interesting. I took American history because I had to but then I found myself talking to my mom, dad, brothers and sisters about everything I had learned that day. Plus the more you listen during class the easier it is to remember facts for the test and the less you’ll have to study.

  1. Don’t forget to breath!

School can be hectic as well as extra circular activities, chores, friends, etc.  You need to take time for yourself to breath and recharge or you’ll end up falling short. When I have a big test or a wrestling tournament and friends that want to hangout it seems like I want to scream but then I just take a short walk and breath and when I’m done everything seems a little better.

The importance of keeping up with whatever resolutions you have is mainly to take care of yourself first, with health the rest lines up almost automatically. Well, that’s all for now, I hope this helps and thanks for reading my column!  I look forward to talking to you soon and remember, if you can dream it you can be it!

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