New Year’s resolutions: how to make a New Year’s resolutions in English and make it effective and attractive to implement.
There are a few days left before the New Year. The smell of tangerines mixes with the pine aroma, creating a festive atmosphere. We buy gifts for relatives, friends and colleagues, fill refrigerators with delicacies and think over how and with whom to celebrate New Year’s Eve. On the eve of the next year, we remember the departed and make plans for the next year. To make your plans come true, try to follow the tradition of English speakers – to make New Year’s resolutions (New Year’s resolutions).
How to make a New Year’s resolution
English speakers like to take matters into their own hands. For example, they do not make a wish to get in shape, but make a promise to themselves to lose 20 kilograms – to improve nutrition and go to the gym regularly. Do you want to pass the marathon of desires, and even for free? Then we offer to formulate promises to ourselves. And we will help you to do it in English.
Below is a table with popular resolutions that English speakers give themselves on New Year’s Eve. Please note: the promise is formulated in the future or present tense using the construction I’m going to doing smth (I’m going to do something) or the grammatical tense Present Simple.
I’m going to lose weight. – I’m going to lose weight.
I lose weight. – I’m losing weight.
Choose for yourself which wording you like:
|to travel more||travel more|
|to quit smoking/drinking||stop smoking/drinking|
|to stop eating sweets / junk food||stop eating sweets / junk food|
|to join a gym||to go to gym|
|to get in shape||get yourself in shape|
|to start playing football/basketball||start playing football/basketball|
|to drink more water||drink more water|
|to go for a daily walk||go for a daily walk|
|to go to bed earlier and wake up earlier||go to bed earlier and wake up earlier|
|to get more sleep||to sleep more|
|to start to learn a foreighn language||start learning a foreign language|
|to watch less TV||watch less TV|
|to spend less time on Instagram||spend less time on Instagram|
|to spend less time online||spend less time online|
|to read more||read more|
|to read a book a month||read a book a month|
|to get a better job||find a better job|
|to start a hobby||start a hobby|
|to learn to paint/sing/cook||learn to draw/sing/cook|
|to adopt a pet||adopt an animal from a shelter|
|to stop procrastinating||stop procrastinating|
|to get out of debt||pay off debts|
|to start saving money||start saving money|
|to give more to charity||give more to charity|
|to do something new every day||do something new every day|
|to worry less||worry less|
|to stop worrying what people think of me||stop worrying about what people think of me|
|to stop being lazy||stop being lazy|
|to become more confident/organized/responsible||become more confident/organized/responsible|
|to spend more time with my family||spend more time with family|
|to stop gossiping||stop gossiping|
|to learn to control my emotions||learn to control your emotions|
|to reconnect with an old friend||reconnect with an old friend|
|to talk to my parents more||communicate more with parents|
|to stop judging people||stop judging people|
|to start believing in myself||start believing in yourself|
|to learn to be happier with my life||learn to be more satisfied with your life|
You will hear even more promises in the video – one hundred native speakers shared their resolutions.
Psychologists advise you to choose several resolutions, make a plan and take small steps towards your goals. Otherwise, you run the risk of bogging down in an avalanche of promises and not fulfilling a single one.
Watch the video in which our school’s methodologist Svetlana talked about how to write New Year’s resolutions correctly, what grammatical tense to use and who to follow.
It is important to write down promises, so you will fix your goals. Follow the example of stars who often share their plans with the public. Do the same: publish a post on social networks and openly describe your resolutions, then you will be ashamed of not keeping your promises, because dozens of friends are watching you.
Funny New Year’s resolutions in English
We have compiled an ironic selection of New Year’s resolutions and want to share them with you.
Most often, before the New Year, people promise themselves to lead a healthy lifestyle: go in for sports, lose weight, eat right, etc. Many people decide to take even desperate measures – to give up sweets.
I’ll give up chocolates totally. 100%. Completely. Honestly…
I will give up chocolate completely. one hundred%. At all. Honestly…
If it is not possible to eat right, then the person compensates for this by promising to go in for sports, while making a small reservation.
I resolve not to swim in any swimming pool without water.
I made a decision not to swim in pools that don’t have water.
A good promise, and most importantly – doable. If you’re afraid of failing your diet or quitting the gym, make resolutions that you can follow if you fail. Take an example from the following promise.
My New Year’s resolution? Option A — lose weight. Option B — buy bigger jeans.
My New Year’s resolution? Option A is to lose weight. Option B – buy larger jeans.
And if you’re not very good at keeping promises, make a wish for the New Year that will help you do without diets and exercise.
This year I wish to have a fat bank account and a thin body. Let’s just hope that the Gods don’t mix these two up.
This year I would like to have a fat bank account and a thin body. Let’s hope God doesn’t mix things up.
Another popular topic for New Year’s resolutions is getting rid of internet addiction. Some spend so much time on social media that they miss out on real life.
I will not sit in my living room all day in my nightdress. Instead, I will move my computer into the bedroom.
I won’t sit in my living room in my pajamas all day. Instead, I will move my computer to the bedroom.
If you have a family, it is worth making a promise to yourself, similar to what we found on the Internet.
I resolve to work with neglected children (my own).
I made the decision to work with neglected children (my own).
And some people are so responsible that even on the eve of the New Year they do not forget about work and make business promises to themselves.
I will not bore my boss by with the same excuse for taking leaves. I will think of some more excuses.
I won’t pester my boss with the same excuses for time off. I’ll come up with new suggestions.
Come up with your own New Year’s resolutions, share them in the comments and try to fulfill them.