By MIKAYLA CRAMER – While many people’s New Year’s resolutions have already fallen by the wayside, it’s not too late to make some positive changes for 2019. Every second, every minute, every hour, every day is a new beginning, imagine what can be done differently. Try new things. Be stronger, braver, kinder, and so the adventure begins.
- Cut out a bad habit
Go step by step to cut back on it, cut it out completely, start a good habit to cut out the bad, slowly reduce the habit until it is gone completely.
- Learn a new language
Download an app or take a class
- Turn off technology for a day
This might seem hard, but when it’s done it’ll make one feel more present in life and not feel the need to be on it all day long
- Attend a school event you normally wouldn’t
This gives you a chance to make new friends and maybe if you liked it you can go again
- Go to the movies with your friends
Grab a friend or two and go to the Indiana Theater on Monday nights and only pay $5 and get free popcorn, go to a drive-in
- Try new food
Many students, including freshman Rylee Homer, “Want to start eating healthier foods.”
- Organize your phone
Get rid of old phone numbers, get new ones, delete photos and apps that aren’t being used.
- Plan a vacation
Go on the internet or open a book and find a place that you’ve always wanted to go with family or friends.
- Try a new instrument
Start taking lessons for that instrument you’ve always wanted to try.
- Start a new hobby
Try something you normally wouldn’t do, do something you did as a child.
- Remake a Bob Ross painting
Freshman Sally Kingan stated, “I want to do it really badly. I think it would be fun to do with my friends, all messing up together.”
Go for a run/walk or go to the gym with friends
- Go shopping and get new clothes
Re-do your wardrobe/ get a new style
- Clean out your closet
Get rid of clothes that are no longer worn and give them to Goodwill/ Salvation Army
This gives you the chance to free your mind
- Cook/Bake something with friends/ family
“Baking with other people is fun because it requires teamwork and helps build a bond with them,” stated senior Amy Ishoy.
- Start a journal
This is a good way to get things off your chest and relieve stress.
- Have a movie marathon
Chill out at home all day just watching movies
- Start a new tradition
Have a game night with family/friends
Live gratefully, laugh, and live in each moment. Find the good in each situation and focus on yourself and your goals. Happy New Year IHS!
[Photo by Mikayla Cramer]
Photo Caption: “Amy Ishoy and Sara McClelland check ‘Cook/Bake something with friends’ off their list.”
Mikayla is a freshman and is a first year reporter for the High Arrow. Her favorite thing about journalism is writing interesting news stories.