Dear LSAT Friends,
I’d like to wish you a Happy New Year’s Eve Eve! New Year’s Eve is tomorrow, which makes it officially four weeks and four days until the February LSAT. So many things to be happy about!
Every time the New Year approaches, I think back to the resolutions I made on New Year’s Eve and assess how many I actually stuck to. I made three resolutions last year: (1) eat healthier, (2) run a half marathon, and (3) read more. I am happy to say that I accomplished two of my three resolutions. I ran the Halloween Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon in October, and I read a total of 42 books last year (that’s twelve more than I read in 2012). I, unfortunately, did not quite make a whole year of eating healthier. I suppose on some days I did try to eat healthy, but other days merely counteracted my health-conscious efforts. It got me thinking on how many resolutions are broken each year, and which are the most common. Well, I did a little research, so why don’t you take a breather from your LSAT prep and see what I came up with?
(1) Eat Healthy & Exercise Regularly
This happened to be one of the most infamous resolutions. Ultimately, this resolution seems to be code for “lose weight this year.” Apparently, this is so prevalent that each January gyms offer promotions and deals to those who want to act on the resolution. But, according to Time Magazine, “60% of gym memberships go unused and attendance is usually back to normal by mid-February.”
(2) Drink Less
I suppose this resolution really becomes fixed in one’s mind on New Year’s Day. After a night of debauchery and inebriation, this salubrious, sober-minded resolution comes to the forefront. Now, why is this resolution usually broken as well? It seems we humans divulge in social activities rife with spirits, and thus, find it difficult to cut ties completely with “the sauce.”
(3) Learn Something New
It could be the oboe, German or Mediterranean cuisine. On the eve of January 1st, it always seems that the sky is the limit with what and how many new things you can learn in the next 365 days. However, you may soon realize that classes for new endeavors don’t come cheap, the oboe is quite pricey to up-keep, the harsh sounds and the constant inflectional endings of the German language irritate you, and you’re actually quite allergic to yogurt, lamb, and tahini.Now, it’s your turn to create your resolution list. It should include a few LSAT/law school related endeavors, such as working hard on your LSAT prep, reaching your target LSAT score, and applying to law school. But, make sure to add a few more personal things to your list. It’s always a fun activity that you can look back on a year from now.
My resolutions for this year are: (1) re-decorate and organize my apartment so that by 2015 I love the space I live in, (2) finish at least three half marathons, (3) spend more time with family, (4) give another try to eating healthier and (5) find more time to write and paint. I’ll let you know how it goes!
Happy New Year’s Eve Eve and Happy Studying! See you in 2014!