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New Year's resolutions

Learn how to write about your New Year's resolutions.

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Write about your New Year's resolutions for the coming year. Before you start, plan what you are going to include and think about who is going to read it.

My New Year's resolutions

by Darren

I like to start every year with my New Year's resolutions. Then I read them next 1 January and see how well I did!

Here are my resolutions this year.

1. Get fit!!

I say this every year but I hope writing it in public will make it more real. I'm aiming for three runs a week – I think I can do it! I think a fitness tracking app might help me achieve it. Or I could find a running partner. If anyone who's reading this wants to be my partner, let me know!

2. Save 10 per cent of my salary a month

Having no savings is starting to worry me and 10 per cent is realistic. It's not too much, but it's not too little that I won't see it add up. I'll put the money into a special bank account that will make it grow … Actually, I don't know much about that so maybe my next resolution should be to find out how to invest money!!

3. Cook more

I'd like to start inviting friends for dinner and cooking for them. I think once a month is a good plan. By the end of the year I want to have five dishes I can cook really well so people will say, 'Have you ever had Darren's delicious cooking?' Who wants to be my first guest?

Tips

  1. Before you start a writing task, make a plan. First, write down lots of ideas you could include. Then choose the best and most interesting ones.
  2. Don't write all your ideas in one section. Make one section for each idea. Write a heading for each section to show the reader what it's about.
  3. Think about who is going to read the text and choose the style accordingly. For your classmates, use an informal and clear style.
  4. Keep your reader interested by talking directly to them, e.g. by asking a question.
  5. When you have finished your writing, read it and check it for mistakes.

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No, I don't generally but I will do this year for next year. My next year resolutions are:
1. Improve your English and German
I think it is the best year to improve my languages and for this reason I will start a German course. I have a English course also.
2. Bring good marks
I want to better marks than this year. ( Actually this year is very well too.) So I will study a lot this year.
3. Read a lot
I couldn't read a lot this year because I was preparing an important exam. But I think next year no one and no reason can stop me.
4. Have a healthy lifestyle
I want to lose some weights and I will get healhty habits. For instance, I won't eat sugar except of celebrities.

I used to write new years resolutions but I failed to follow and when I fail to follow my resolution it makes me sad and disappointing on myself, that's why I stop writing. Instead, I write recaps of the year at the end of December, it's more fun to write and make me wanna do better in the coming year.

I have a new year's resolution every year, and they're the same: to stay in shape throughout the year.

Telling the truth, I've never made any New Year's resolutions writing them down on the paper. Of course, the New Year's eve - the best time not only to make wishes but also to make some important plans and self-promises for the next 365 days. Every year these days I also make some resolutions. Some of them are quite small and simple but some are global and more important. I definitely try to realize most of them with mixed success though)) If I didn't do something? Well, you always can add old promises to the new list.

My New Year’s resolutions
by Watanabe Ayano

I’d like to show my New Year's resolutions. I’ll spend time with my New Year’s resolution in my mind and when it comes end of this year, I want that these could be carried out.

Here are my resolutions this year.

1. Save money!
I want to travel to Japan and Europe to eat delicious foods or to study sightseeing while I’m university student. However, I have to pay transportation expenses, room charge, meal bill, and so on. So, I decided to save money from now. I plan to save money 30,000 yen in a month. I’m taking wages about 50,000 in a month, so I thought that. But it is not enough, I have to think more.

2. Read a lot of books!
I like to read books, and I was reading books when it was from March to May in this year. But I became not to read because I have to submit tasks since classes were started. I think reading books is better way than searching on internet. Then, I read various books and I want to acquire culture and education. Please tell me about your recommendation books!

3. Do exercises!
I don’t go out now except when I go to part-time job. So, I have become poor physical strength. I don’t like such like own. Then, I decided to work out every day at home for getting stronger. And finally, I want to lose weight from now to -10kg.
If you have same feels, let’s do with together!

Yes, of course I have next year resolutions. Also I Ave every day resolutions. I am planning everyday because our most values thing which we have is the time. The more we have different aims to arrive the more we gain success in our life. I believe that if we pay attention what we are doing this will cause a precious value for us. So, coming to my annual plans firstly I would like to learn German. In addition to to this I want to improve my English skills. My career aims are concantrate on learning of another language. My second plan is to study in a law bachelor degree. Maybe a LLM is a good idea. I am going to prepare myself to grasp easily the terms of international law. My thirst goal is to work as a volunteer in a institution that helps those in need. My fourth aim is to stay fit. For this reason I will join any schwimming club. For now it was so. But the way to achieve annual goals is to achieve daily goals.

My New Year's resolutions

by Nanako Suzuki

I like to start every year with my New Year's resolutions. Every year, I write them on my note and read it next 1 January.

I thought my next year's resolutions, so I like to introduce them now.
Here are my resolutions next year.

1. Earn money 500,000 a month!!

I have a big goal. It is that I'm going to earn money 10 million by network business in the future. However, I guess I won't be able to achieve this goal in one year.
So first, I'm going to make $500,000 a month during the next year.
To achieve 500,000 a month, I have to gather a lot of marketing, sales and online business knowledge.I think gathering knowledge requires a lot of reading and connecting with people who have similar goals to motivate me. – I think I can do it!
If anyone who's reading this have similar goals, let me know!

2. Have more time to spare

I have a lot of work to do every day and I'm always pressed for time and in a hurry. I always say, "I don't have time.”
I always feel like I don't have enough time because I'm not getting more done than I expected in the limited time I have in a day.
If I am to exceed my expectations in a limited amount of time, I need to work efficiently.
It takes sustained focus, minimizing brain fatigue, and staying motivated to do the work efficiently, so I'll try my best at that first!

3. Getting better at makeup

I've never been much of a beauty or fashionista and I don't have any makeup skills at all. But lately I've started to think it's nice to be pretty with makeup.
So I need to hone my makeup skills so that I can look my best with the right kind of makeup!

My New Year’s Resolutions

I like to start every year with my New Year’s resolutions. Today is not the day that is close to next 1 January, so I will write about my resolutions which I am taking in practice now.

1, To study English hard
Last year, I was not able to practice English enough in speaking and writing. I had a chance to take TOEIC Test once last year, but I was not able to get high score I want to get. Also, I regretted not to having enough time to practice English as long as I could. However, this year, I am studying harder in speaking in English nearly every day. I am also having effort to improve four skills; Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing. In addition, I will also have effort to enhance my TOEIC score by learning online classes steady.

2, To do sports more
I have started working part-time job this year. I did not like to move my body out of the house much. However, I have moved my foot in the time more than before I started to work. I have also liked that before.It will better for me to be able to work quickly and keep my body healthy. I want you to see me changing my body and my facial expression changed brightly!

I always made the same resolution every new year as I couldn't reach one of them, tbh. My resolutions are getting driver license, getting high score on IELTS test (min 6.5 wml!), and having scholarship so I can study in UK. I wish all the resolutions I've made will be come true this year.

Im gonna make my own new year's resolution but in the middle of the year
1) Learn english!!
This year i must to learn english!! i've been studying for 6 weeks until now and i hope i dont stop!
i've been able watch movies in english with english subtitles! and thats meke me very happy

2) TRAVEL!
All this covid situation is really stressful and i really miss travelling! my last travel was in march:( i was in Netherlands I traveled all over netherlands! and omg it was beautiful!

3) Study more
ands my last but not least is the studio! i really want to end this year with very good grades to win a scholarship and move to Europe! and in this way i can study an travel!

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