This year I am promising to NOT do a few things. One of them is to NOT wait until the last minute to do all of my work (both for HOL and school). I have always had a bad habit of playing games online and procrastinating until I have to rush to get things done. I am hoping to change that. In line with that I also promise to NOT pick up a Harry Potter book I wish to re-read less than a week before finals. I did this last semester with the 7th book, having realized I forgot most of the books events. This ended up with me hitting the point of no return (which is probably somewhere around the last fourth of the book) where I cannot put the book down until I finish it, therefore not going to bed (the night before a final) until about 2am. Although I loved the book (as always) and had an amazing time doing it, but studies suffered and realized I should have simply waited 2 weeks and read it over my Christmas break. Finally, I am promising to NOT spend so much money on pointless things. I have the ability to go a store and somehow spend over one hundred dollars on things I didn’t really need. I am hoping to limit how much I spend and also how many trips I make to the stores. That way I can save my money for the things I really want instead of always wasting it and never having the things I truly need or greatly desire. Hopefully I will be able to stick to this list and NOT do all of the above listed.

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#1Zoki Phantom's AvatarZoki Phantom (rated this 9)

Yeah, I need to stop doing half of those things myself as well. Nice list indeed.

#2Erin Jean's AvatarErin Jean (rated this 9)

Like you, I have a problem with procrastination and buying things I don't need. Good luck with your goals :)

#3Gabrielle Lupin's AvatarGabrielle Lupin (rated this 9)

Very good job! I know what you mean about not being able to put a book down once you start. Good luck with all your goals!

#4Dahlia Demone's AvatarDahlia Demone (rated this 9)

You're a good influence on the rest of us – especially me. Procrastination is practically my second favorite hobby, and that's not healthy for my grades.
Good luck on actually enforcing these, though. Quitting procrastination is like quitting nicotine. Can we do it? Uh, yeah. Is it easy? ...No. Just, no.

In the words of my dear friend, He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named-#2, "I wrote a poem. So, uh, you'd better listen. *longest sigh in the history of long sighs* 'I...am a procrastinator. I will finish...this poem later.' *struts out of the room like a professional super model, to do God knows what*"

#5Catriona Watson's AvatarCatriona Watson (rated this 8)

Ahh.. yes this sounded very familiar indeed, but you have done a good job and I hope you every success.

#6Hermionie Miranda 's AvatarHermionie Miranda (rated this 10)

Nice job! I hope you achieve your goals this year.

#7Katie Gryffin's AvatarKatie Gryffin (rated this 10)

This is really good. I never make resolutions, but if i did, i think these are the ones i would make

#8Valia Honeyduke's AvatarValia Honeyduke (rated this 8)

It is something I can relate to! Well Done!

#9Emilie Beaulieux's AvatarEmilie Beaulieux (rated this 10)

Definitely easy to relate to, great job. Makes me want to attempt to stop procrastinating aswell!

#10Ashmita Saha's AvatarAshmita Saha (rated this 6)

pretty good but i think you can write better
good luck

#11Maria Stewart's AvatarMaria Stewart (rated this 9)

I loved it because this is something that happens to me over and over again! =)
Great job!

#12Allie Dawn's AvatarAllie Dawn (rated this 10)

I really enjoyed this! I think we have some things in common too, hehe. But this was really nicely written, to the point and quite a delight to read. Well done, I hope you can achieve these goals. Nice job and thanks for giving me the chance to read it :)

#13Claira Layne's AvatarClaira Layne (rated this 7)

Good work! work hard to ahieve you goals and i am sure you'll get there in know timeat all.

#14Sofia Leela Grimmett's AvatarSofia Leela Grimmett (rated this 7)

I wish you luck with most of these goals as I know it's hard to break these habits.

#15Lera Kamerat's AvatarLera Kamerat (rated this 9)

This are some great goals! Good luck with getting trough them! I know how your feeling I can relate to a few of those thing!

#16Ezzio Xemnas's AvatarEzzio Xemnas (rated this 8)

Good goals an i hope you can make them.
I can relate to the video-game scenario =D

#17Pepe Garese's AvatarPepe Garese (rated this 9)

Wow really cool project, you took a lot of time to do it

#18Allegra Finn's AvatarAllegra Finn (rated this 7)

These are some nice, realistic goals that you have set out. My only criticism is that I think in the rules, it was stated that your submission must be 200 words or less, but then again I may have misread that. I hope you are successful in achieving your goals this year.

#19Arielle Lemoyne's AvatarArielle Lemoyne (rated this 9)

Those are some excellent goals!! Good luck achieving them, I know you can do it!

#20Travis Kree's AvatarTravis Kree (rated this 9)

very good i love it u should win unease i read some one eles project and say i love theres but urs is still really good

#21Hermione Hazel's AvatarHermione Hazel (rated this 8)

Whoa! That's a LOT of NOT-resoltions to keep! I'll cross my fingers for you to keep them all (It's a Muggle thing, crossing fingers~)!

#22Courtney Harmoin's AvatarCourtney Harmoin (rated this 8)

It's very honest and completely likely that this person will succeed.