Thursday, December 20, 2007

Make your resolutions now. . .

Its about that time of year for New Years resolutions. I know some people wait until after new years to think about them, but by then you are already worried about other things at that point (school, work, relationships). New Years Resolutions are SO popular, that even the United States government has a list of them on their website. Here is a list of some New Years resolutions to get some ideas floating.

1. Be Fit/Lose Weight/Diet

60% of adult Americans are considered overweight or obese. But teen dieting is very different from adult dieting. Knowing what kind of diet is right for you can be hard, but there are some guides, such as “The Deal with Diets” and SparkTeens

2. Volunteer to Help Others

Volunteering can be an exciting and fun way to learn new skills, socialize with interesting people and contribute to your community. It also looks good on college applications. Each of the Arlington libraries has teen volunteer opportunities. Another resource is the USA Freedom Corps. They have a volunteer network where you can pull up your zip code and see a list of volunteer opportunities. I pulled up the 76017 zip code and found everything from volunteer gift wrapping to being a mentor.

3. Study Hard

Studying can be hard sometimes; why study if you can watch TV, play games, or hang with your friends? But even though studying is a chore, it pays off—when its time to enter college or look for that job, you will be better prepared. The library (and librarians) can help you with homework. Of course we have those books that you’ve been needing to read, and the librarians can answer almost any question you can come up with, but we also have 24-hour online homework help for when you’re at home and stuck on a question.

And what are my New Year’s resolutions? Um, I haven’t decided that yet. But I’m thinking about it.

Originally posted by Melissa on December 10, 2007

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