Already a month has passed since the end of 2014 and I’m sure many of you have taken up a New Year’s resolution at the start of January, but have you been sticking to it?
Maybe you were looking at improving your attendance at school or college. The main piece of advice for achieving this would be to not let a little sniffle or a slight headache keep you from going in. If you’re ill, then you’re ill and it can’t be helped but just a little cough can be shrugged off as you get on with your everyday life. Also it’s important to break the school year into sections and try to achieve 100% attendance for every half-term, then every term and before you know it you’ll have 100% for the school year.
It may also be the case that you’re looking at getting all of your homework completed and handed in on time. One piece of advice here would again be to take each piece as it comes. Everybody gets their work done in different ways, some people like to take time over their work and space it out; others like to leave it till last minute which isn’t necessarily the wrong thing to do but could put more pressure and stress on you to get the work finished on time. Sometimes you can get put off from doing homework if you don’t understand what is being asked of you. Solving this is as easy as just asking your teacher to explain it for you, that’s what they’re there for after all. To teach!
Basically, the best way to stick to your New Year’s resolution whether it be one of those or any other is to break the year into sections and tackle each one as they arrive!