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Fun and Healthy New Year's Resolutions

Jan 07, 2014

New Year's resolutions are easily made - and easily broken, but if your goals are geared towards having fun, they won't be so hard to keep. Check out these resolutions for a healthier and happier you!

Make Exercise Fun

Getting in shape may be one of the oldest resolutions around, but they're also one of the hardest to keep cuz people vow to work out every day for three hours to lose the holiday weight they've gained. Instead of making an unrealistic goal, come up with a fun fitness plan that gets you off your butt and moving around. If you're a TV addict, do jumping jacks during the commercials. If you're a music buff, turn on your iPod and dance around til you work up a sweat. Exercising won't be a chore if you make it fun!

Start Out Smart

We know you've heard this before, but we'll say it again anyway - breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Grabbing something to eat in the morning helps you start your day off right cuz your brain and body get fueled with energy. So take the time to eat breakfast (even if it means missing the school bus) cuz you'll concentrate better in class and be more focused for all those pop quizzes.

Get More ZZZs

Both girls AND guys need beauty sleep to prevent dark circles, bags, blood-shot eyes and breakouts. Plus, you won't doze off in class and get sentenced to detention! It's important to get at least eight hours of sleep every night, so make it a priority to hit the sack early this year instead of staying up late to watch those late-night talk shows.

Save for a Rainy Day

Whether it's five cents or five dollars, put some money in your piggy bank every time you get paid from your after-school job or receive your allowance. Saving up can score you those cool sneakers or help you out of a jam without having to beg your parents for cash or search the sofa for lost change.
 

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What's Your New Year's Resolution?

  • Study harder.
  • Exercise and eat healthier.
  • Be kinder to people.
  • I don't make resolutions.

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SmartSunnyShadow
I have one so annoying sister, that it feels like I have 200 of them, oh my god. She's pounding on the door right now, HELP! 
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SmartSunnyShadow
Dad, obviously. I can't even explain what he does to me!
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SmartSunnyShadow
Well, if they are your BFFs, they shouldn't be teasing you to make you feel bad. Me, and my BFFs tease each other all the time playfully, but I understand that this is different, and if it's making you feel bad it isn't playful at all.   Maybe your eldest friend is having some trouble with family issues, bad grades, body changes, etc. It's okay to be angry, so maybe you should leave her space for a few days, and see if it turns better. If it isn't, then try to first make her calm down. Then, make her talk to you about why she is so angry and ask if you can try to help. If nothing turns out better, tell her that you feel uncomfortable, and you want her to talk to you.  For your 3rd eldest friend, support her as much as possible, and stand up for her in this terrible situation. If you are all BFFs, then you should all be very close and comfortable around each other, and the fight shouldn't last long. If not, they are not your real friends, and you have to go on without them. I have tons of advice on how to make new friends, so just ask me if you want to know. Your 2nd eldest friend seems to be the main problem.  First of all, tell her to stop, and say how you don't like her bullying you. You must say what she is doing wrong, and how it makes you feel. If she doesn't care, tell her you're serious, and you hate what she is doing to you. If it continues, ignore what trash she is saying, and just simply walk away. Focus on other things that will help make you feel better. Remember, all she is is a person, and it's up to you to act appropriately.  Stay positive, and calm. Focus on other things, and if she continues, tell her that you can all be friends and you miss her. Go get another friend to stand up with you, and tell her that you will report to an adult if she won't stop. She may be your friend, but she deserves it. I told on my BFF when she was mean, so it's all okay now.  If all else fails, get a trusted adult, and hang out with nicer friends. Your other friends will learn from their mistakes. If not, warn them, and give them a sincere kindness note of how you miss being friends. Then, also give one to the bully.
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AnnaOfExquizurd
Yeah, @CyclonicBass the best option really is to find a girl with a quirky personality. Become friends with her. Possibly, over time, she'll grow close to you and accept a request to be with you. Hope it goes well!
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drowning
You go out and you find someone who you can be you with. It's not a hard question to find the answer too.
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