The New year is a time when we reflect on ourselves and set new goals. I started to make New Year’s Resolutions in 2006. To study English was one of the New Year’s Resolutions in 2006. I have been studying English since then.
I have decided to proclaim my goals to some of my friends this year. I read several self-help books this year, and they recommend writing our goals on paper, or to proclaim our goals to friends. It will enable us to fulfill our goals. Besides, I made friends from English discussion groups. It seems a good idea to share dreams with them.
My goal for English study is to improve writing. To improve my writing, I will write 100 English articles next year. These articles include essays, a diary, and summaries of interesting articles. I have to write at least 2 articles a week to accomplish this task. Next, I’d like to read 30 English books a year. I have achieved this goal last year. This task was challenging, but it has brought me tremendous benefits to acquire natural English phrases. Besides, reading is just fun and it enriches my everyday life.
Next, my goal for everyday life is to eat properly and to exercise regularly. I always set this goal, although I forget as soon as the New Year holiday is over. To maintain a healthy body and mind is my first priority this year. I will eat brown rice and fruits everyday. I will walk at least once a week.
It will sound presumptuous, but I’d like to make a presentation at an international academic conference in two years’ time. To carry out research takes a long time, and I often lose sight of my target. To attend an international conference will be a strong incentive for carrying out my research.
These goals will be a good motive to keep going. I’ll try my best to fulfill these goals next year.