New Year's resolutions

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?


  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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Submitted by Alina_martiniuk on Mon, 25/12/2023 - 17:04


My New Year's resolutions*.
This year my resolutions are focused on personal growth, health and creativity.
1. To lead a healthy lifestyle:
This is a classic resolution, but it's also one that I'm really committed to. My goal is to incorporate more movement into my daily routine. Whether it's a brisk walk or taking the stairs instead of the lift. I also plan to make healthier food choices, focusing on whole grains, fruit and vegetables.
2) Travelling the world
I have always had a thirst for adventure and a love of exploring new places. This year, I've decided to travel more, whether it's for a weekend trip to a nearby city or a long trip to distant lands.
3) Read more books
Reading books is a great way to broaden your horizons, learn new things about the world and yourself, and develop your imagination and creativity. It can also be just a pleasant pastime and a way to relax.
These are just a few of my New Year's resolutions for the coming year. I know they will not be easy to achieve, but I am determined to stay focused, motivated and celebrate my successes along the way. I believe that by setting these goals and working towards them, I can make this year one of the best of my life.

Submitted by Ensiye on Mon, 04/09/2023 - 21:16


My New Year Resolutions
By Ensiye
I want to write out my resolutions which I decided to do at the beginning of the year.

1- Make more specialist in my job
I planned to study for my job every day. I'm a React developer. I prepared a list of technologies that I have to learn. I'm starting to learn them based on their priorities.

2- More flexible!
Thank God I'm so fit but I have made up my mind to be more flexible.
I have found an app with the name "Split in 30 days". It's so cool and has a lot of workouts. I'm planning to practice five days a week at home. Since flexibility workouts must be done in a short time (maximum 35 min) but steadily, I'm supposed to do it by the end of the year.

3- Get advanced in speaking English
I would like to practice my speaking English for about one to two hours a day. Because, the stronger I am in speaking, the more likely I will be better at listening.

In my country, we are in the middle of the year, It means I'm doing these plans right now. let me tell you what has happened by now!!

* Make more specialist in my job
I have done as my plan by now and I am so determined to continue that.
The deeper knowledge I gain, the more confident I get.

** More flexible!
I have been practicing split for the last six months. It seems as if I get addicted to doing it because it makes all my muscles and tendons stretch and release tension in them. It really makes my day having practice with music.

*** Get advanced in speaking English
That's great, Besides of speaking, I was led to practice writing here and I realized that writing would stabilize the structure of the grammar in our mind. I'm happy for that.

Submitted by Lupsbilinguee on Thu, 27/07/2023 - 00:25


I haven't written about my new year's resolutions before, but now in July, I'll do it because I'm able to fill my dreams.
1.- I'm gonna improve my english level because I must find a good job before the year ends. Being that I'm studying international affairs and in my major its necessary know many languages.
2.- I've been struggling with food since three years ago, as a goal I'll go with a nutrition specialist to receive recovery, I need gain weight and recover my life.
3.-I wanna be happier, for me and my family, practicing english everyday helped me to feel more busy.
Finally, I'll have a source of income for doing to contribute my family costs is for that, that I need to find a good job and be happy, I really deserve this.

Submitted by I.es91 on Thu, 27/04/2023 - 12:26


This is Esraa.
I hope you doing great.
I didn't write any resolution for this year, but usually I think about it in my mind. after reading this text I decide to write it down my year's resolution starting from next year. For this year my priority is improve my English and keep practicing to be influent in English. Second, having a new job in the Autism field.

Submitted by Marhabo on Thu, 02/03/2023 - 13:23


I’ve never written New Year Resolutions before. I’m writing them for the first time. Here they are.
1. Be better in Maths.
My first resolution is to improve my results in Maths. I m going to practice more ,be active on lessons and attend extra classes regularly. I believe I can do it.
2. Take up boxing.
My second goal is to keep fit. I m sure boxing can help me to reach this goal. I m going to join a Boxing club. Do you want to by my boxing partner?
3. Read more.
I’d like to read at least 1 book a mouth. I want to borrow books from our public library. Would you like to join me?
I promise I’ll do my best!!!

Submitted by Camila1405 on Wed, 11/01/2023 - 17:28


Hi everybody I'm Camila from Ecuador my New Year's Resolutions are about languages, health and habits.

In this year, I'm going to study english 5 days per week, I will use my cell phone for watch and listen english videos.
Also, I want to excercise all days, for example life more weight.
Finally I hope to read 1 book per month, but I will need money for buy new books about Tourism

Submitted by Rita25 on Thu, 20/10/2022 - 02:35


I used to make New year's resolution when I was young, Now that I'm older I've got so much going on with my life, I never bother to make any resolutions.
What a wonderful coincidence to come across with this topic. I feel motivated to make new resolutions and keep track of my progress.

My New Year's Resolution
by Grace

I want to start a new chapter with full of optimism and gratitude, I will make a new year's resolution and keep a track of my progress by the end of the year.
Here's my resolution

1. Have a healthy Lifestyle
I've lost count on how many times I promised myself to stay fit and eat healthy food, I'm aiming to eat a lot of vegies and fruits, limit eating out and do 50 squats and 20 mins brisk walking everyday. I think a fitness tracking app might help me to achieve it! I can do this nothing is impossible, Who's ready for a new challenge?

2. Learn English
I want to improve my speaking skills speaks with clarity and confidence, I think taking notes and practice will certainly help. I'm aiming to record myself while I express my opinion and thoughts about any interesting topic everyday. I'm also up for a study buddy. If anyone's reading this wants to be my study partner. Let me know!

3. Start-up a business.
I'm actually thinking to set up a small business, I'm aiming to save atleast 40% of my allowance for business capital, A good business plan will definitely help. By the end of the year I will make this dream into reality.

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Best of luck with all your resolutions for 2023 :)


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