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“New Year’s Resolution”

Instructions: Watch this video and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

What are some common new year’s resolutions that people make at the start of a new year? What are the secrets to keeping them? Why do some people give up their new year’s goals after only a short time?

Video Script

Happy New Year’s (Day). Often, when people start a new year, they think about new plans for the coming year, and I have three ideas that can help you.

Number one: think realistic. Don’t say that you’re going to exercise twenty-two times a week when only three is possible.

Number two: set short-term goals, perhaps out one or two weeks, and then you can adjust them as your time schedule changes and as your needs change.

And number three: don’t beat yourself up if you don’t reach your goal. Be forgiving, and then just refocus and then plan ahead and do your best.

Good luck and Happy New Year’s (Day).

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