Friday 8 January 2016


Is there something you've always wanted to learn or do? Make it happen in 2016! Reader Kelsie has made an inspiring list guaranteed to make sure this year will never be dull! What are you waiting for?

Kelsie says:
New Year has always been a bit of a let down in the past... I make a resolution about eating less chocolate or studying harder, and it all falls apart by the end of the first week. So this year I thought I would stop putting myself under pressure and make 2016 all about finding fun and trying new things. No pressure... and no deadlines! I've made a list of things I'd love to try out in 2016... what would YOUR list look like? Here are a few ideas to get you started!

- If it's raining, put on a hat and a waterproof coat, grab your wellies and go jump in some puddles!
- If the sun is shining, call up a few friends and go for a picnic, even if it's just in the park!
- Buy or pick a bunch of flowers to give to someone you know would love them!
- Forget buses - travel by bike! You'll get fit and save your cash!
- Like swimming? Join a lifesaving group or learn butterfly or backstroke, or diving!
- Cook a three course meal and invite all your friends over!
- Learn a new language... Spanish, German, Arabic, Japanese... the world is your oyster!
- Go veggie for a week to see if you can do it!
- Draw and paint a self-portrait and channel your inner artist!
- Give yourself a total makeover and a dramatic new haircut!
- Swap clothes with a friend who has totally differently style, just for one day!
- Take salsa dancing classes!
- Perfect your handstand skills... or learn to do a perfect cartwheel!
- Have a good-deed-day and wash cars or walk dogs for your family and neighbours - for free!
- Take a trip to the seaside!
- Write a short story - or a novel!
- Send a secret prezzie to a friend for no reason at all...
- Re-design your bedroom and work out how to do all the work on a shoestring!
- Go and take photographs of blue things and create a folder of arty shots to show your friends!
- Donate a bagful of food supplies to your local food bank.
- Join an after-school club and learn a new skill!
- Take a drama class and boost your self-esteem along with your acting skills!

Cathy says:
Some brilliant ideas here, and I love Kelsie's plan to pack more fun into 2016! What ideas would YOU add to the list? COMMENT BELOW to have your say!

1 comment:

  1. I would definitely add to get a boyfriend! I had never had one before, so at twelve years old, I made it my priority. And guess what? Thirteen days into 2016, I was asked out! 2016 is definitely the year for making dreams come true. I really do believe in new years resolutions!



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