55 New Year's Resolution Ideas Worth A Try In 2018

55 New Year's Resolution Ideas Worth A Try In 2018

A list of less heard of New Year's Resolutions

There are many people out there who don't believe in New Year's Resolution. I understand that if you want to make a change for yourself, you don't have to wait until the new year to do so. The new year is a great starting point for change. A resolution can be just what some people need to become they person they want and need to be. I came up with a list of some out of the ordinary resolutions worth trying this year.

1. Spend less time on your phone

2. Delete one form of social media

3. Cook dinner at least one night a week

4. Give up fast food

5. Read one book a month

6. Be more aware of your surrounds

7. Keep a journal

8. Pass it on every day

9. Stay organized

10. Save $30 dollars every paycheck

11. Start volunteering regularly

12. Eat out at local places only

13. Start blogging

14. Pray more

15. Go to church every Sunday

16. Go to bed an hour earlier

17. Stop smoking

18. Go on a walk everyday

19. Pick up a new hobby

20. Study an hour more every day

21. Walk/ride your bike instead of the bus

22. Start recycling

23. Put your phone away during meals

24. Stop cursing

25. Travel more

26. Be more kind to yourself

27. Stop texting and driving

28. Visit family at least once a month

29. Share more

30. Do yoga

31. Always keep your house clean

32. Give up meat

33. Run a marathon this year

34. Only shop local

35. Tip better

36. Stop using tanning beds

37. Work out every morning

38. Give up processed meats

39. Educate yourself on political issues

40. Vote this year

41. Say I love you more

42. Hug more

43. Keep your car clean at all times

44. Fight the urge to engage roadrage

45. Smile more

46. Eat breakfast every day.

47. Drink more water

48. Learn something every day about a culture different than yours

49. Stop procrastinating

50. Practice better manners

51. Watch less TV

52. Learn a new language

53. Learn to cook

54. Be on time

55. Think more before you speak

Some of these may sound cliche and easy to forget about after a week into the near year. As cliche as they may sound, they can make a huge difference in your life and others. Keep a reminder of your resolution on your phone lock screen, on your mirror in your bathroom, in your planner, or in your car.

There's no guidelines for your resolution other than the ones you make for yourself. If you want to be better, but you're not sure how, hopefully this list of ideas gave you some inspiration. It's never too soon or too late to be better.

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50 Random Thoughts You Have On Any Given Snow Day

"Oh no, I slept through my 7:30 class!"

When you live in the south, snow days are few and far between. School's more likely to be shut down for a tornado than snow! When a snow day happens, it's a surreal experience that feels separated from reality and that disconnect spawns some weird thoughts. Here are 50 random thoughts from a snow day.

1. "Oh no, I slept through my 7:30 class!"

2. "Wait! Class is canceled and I can sleep in!

Falls back into unconsciousness.

3. "Did I really sleep until noon?!? Half my free day is gone!"

4. "Oh well..."

5. "So what do I want to do with a WHOLE day free?"

6. "Hmmm, brain isn't working. Coffee, first!"

7. "I wonder when it's supposed to start snowing? I'll check online!"

Spends an hour fooling around on Facebook and Pinterest.

8. "I need to do something productive. I'll do some homework! Right after I eat..."

9. "What do I want to eat?"

Pizza, salad, chicken, mac n cheese?

10. "Chocolate chip pancakes!"

11. "Wait, why are they falling apart when I flip?"

Oh...I forgot the egg...

12. "PB&J it is!"

13. "Okay, I've eaten and it's time to start homework!"

14. "But I can't leave all these dishes here..."

I'll just have to do the dishes first!

15. "Dishes are done, and I think I've earned a break!"

16. "I wonder what's new on Netflix?"

17. "Oooo, this looks interesting!"

30 minutes later...nope, bored.

18. "I should watch a movie instead!"

30 minutes later...nope, not enough attention span.

19. "Oh! It's 4 PM. I'll just put it on Friends for background noise while I do homework."

20. "Do Joey and Chandler even buy food?"

They're always at Monica's. Does she just do the shopping for all of them?

21. "Monica has a really nice apartment."

I wonder how much rent is?

22. "Rent in New York City is how much!?!?!"

23. "No wonder they all eat Monica's food! They can't afford it!"

24. "How do Rachel, Pheobe, and Joey even afford to live here!?! How are they not homeless!?!"

25. "How many people in New York are homeless?"

26. "63,000!!!!!!!!"

*internal sobbing*

27. "Oh geez, I need to do homework still..."

28. "Okay, let's check Blackboard."

29. "Nothing new. Might as well check Facebook while I'm on here."

30. "Looks like another person got engaged."

31. "And another one got married."

32. "And another had a baby."

33. "And a second baby..."

34. "And a third baby..."

35. "And a fourth baby...what's in the water!?!?!"

36. "What did their parents say?!?"

37. "Wait, we're all adults and having babies is normal now..."

38. "Being an adult is weird."

39. "I wonder if Pinterest has any tips on being an adult?"

40. "Oh, that mac n cheese recipe looks amazing!"

41. "I should go get the ingredients for that!

Wait, roads are closed today...

42. "Tips on Disney World travel!"

43. "I miss Disney so much!"

44. "Kyle's never been to Disney! We need to go!"

45. "How much does a week at Disney cost?"

46. "...so we might have enough money in 20 years..."

47. "He's never been to Universal either! How much does that cost?"

48. "...this is just depressing..."

49. "Okay, enough messing around. I do need to check email, though."

50. "Awesome! Another snow day tomorrow!"

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Summer Adventures

Warmer weather calls for summertime adventures with friends.

The countdown to summer begins as everyone looks forward to the warmer weather and longer days of sunlight. Days of getting to sleep in until noon and then staying out late.

There is nothing like getting to sleep in until noon, and then staying out late because it's summer! Summer is filled with many memories and adventures, because it is a time to relax and have fun. You feel the happiest during the summer, when your getting a nice tan and spending almost every day and every second with your friends.

Summer is also the time for adventures. My friends and I always make a list of the places we want to go, as well as a list of things we want to see before the end of the summer.

The best days are when you can drive with all the windows down, your hair is blowing in the wind, and you have the music jamming. Nothing like having a little jam session with your friends while cruising down the highway. We all have that one friend who rolls down the windows and blasts the music whenever they're driving.

"Weird New Jersey" is a list of places located throughout New Jersey and the stories behind each of them. During the summer, I go looking for these places with my sister, my best friend, my best friend's mom, and my best friend's sister. Clinton Road is one of these places, and the story is if you travel along it at night, a black truck will appear and follow you.

We Jersey people also like to take trips to the Jersey Shore. The beach is one of the best places to go, and I could sit there for days just soaking in the sun and listening to the waves crashing onto the shore. The beach is a relaxing place to go, where you can spend time with family and friends. Not only can you go to the beach, but you can also go to the boardwalk and get some of the best food and ice cream around.

Another thing my friends and I like to do is go adventuring on my one friend’s boat. We like to cruise all along the lake and take in the scenery. Sometimes we like to park the boat and go swimming, or just float around and soak in the sun.

Many people like to adventure to an exotic location for a week or two, where they spend their time getting to know the area and local culture. I usually adventure to Florida, whether it be to the beach or to Disney. While we're in Florida for a week or so, my family and I get to explore the area, shop, and relax by the ocean or a pool.

Finally, hiking is another great way to go on an adventure. In New Jersey (specifically Sussex County), there are several places to go hiking. Most of these places have beautiful scenery and are incredibly peaceful. Last summer, I went hiking at Adams Creek, which has a waterfall that is astonishing to see in person.

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