Talking points: What is the best way to make sure you achieve your new year's resolution?

Talking points: What is the best way to make sure you achieve your new year's resolution?

Hate it when you can't talk back? Well, you can withYoung Post. Have your say and share with students around Hong Kong.

June Rippon, 12, Marymount Secondary School

I know it's some sort of "tradition" to make new year's resolutions. Sadly, all year round, you hear people complaining about how they never keep those promises. Most people make resolutions that are nearly impossible to achieve. So make a resolution that you can achieve, and focus on that. Don't make too many resolutions, or you'll end up feeling like a loser. If you know that nothing about you will ever change, don't bother making resolutions at all. That's how I like to live my life.


Rheneas Choi, 17, Shatin Tsung Tsin Secondary School

I will do some serious studying. My new year's resolution is to get good results in the HKDSE, so I am going to work really hard. For example, I will do more practice papers and put more effort into subjects that I find difficult. If I face any problems during revision, I will ask the teachers for help. I think that's the best way to prepare for the HKDSE.


Wong Yin-ching, 17, Caritas St Joseph Secondary School

I think peer encouragement is the best way to make sure I achieve my new year's resolution, which is to improve my academic results. I think friends are an important part of my school life, along with my parents. It will be easier to keep my promise with the help of my friends, because they can help me study.


Angela Siu, 16, Law Ting Pong Secondary School

Make a colourful drawing of your new year's resolution on a big piece of paper, and stick it in your bedroom. Take a picture of it and post the photo on social media. This will persuade you to live up to your promise.


Lau Sam-yee, 17, PLK Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College

Stay focused on your new year's resolution and imagine your feelings when you have finally accomplished it. Of course, you have to review your progress from time to time, for example, put a tick on your schedule if you have done your daily "duty". I will reward myself with a chocolate bar if I succeed in achieving my goal - spending an hour reading books every day for a month!


Cheng Tsz-yau, 15, PLK Tang Yuk Tien College

I will write down my targets and check whether they are suitable for me. I will drop those that I feel will be difficult to achieve. In the middle of the year, I will review my progress. If I am not doing too well, I may change my target, and start all over again.


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In our next Talking Points, we'll discuss: If you could suggest a youth policy to be included in Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's policy address, what would it be?
 

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This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Whatis the best way to make sure you achieve your new year's resolution?

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