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My New Year's Resolutions

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Oi pessoal!

Feliz Ano Novo! Happy New Year!

In this lesson, I'm going to share with you something very personal: my New Year's resolutions! I'll also give you some tips on how to make your resolutions a reality.

Resoluções de Ano Novo | New Year's Resolutions

I'm going to share with you four goals that I have for this year, but first, I have some questions for you.

  • Have you thought about your New Year's resolutions?

  • Do you have a plan to reach your goals?

  • What is the difference between resolution and goal?

Let's talk about it!

Como transformar suas resoluções em realidade | How to make your resolutions a reality

Resolutions are usually dreams or vague ideas, but a good goal should be specific and time-bound. For example:

Sua resolução: Perder Peso Your resolution: Losing weight

Meta específica: Eu quero perder meio quilo por mês durante seis meses para perder um total de três quilos até final de junho de 2022. Specific goal: I want to lose half a kilogram a month for six months until I lose a total of three kilograms by the end of June 2022.

Próximo passo para fazer acontecer: Marcar uma consulta com um nutricionista. Next step to make it happen: Make an appointment with a nutritionist.

Every year, I set around ten goals for the year, about five professional goals and five personal goals. I will share two of my personal goals and two of my professional goals with you.

Minhas Metas Profissionais | My Professional goals

1. Revising and updating two courses I offer at my school: The Essential Course for Beginners and the Pre-Intermediate Workshop by the end of the first quarter.

2. Publishing at least one new course for advanced students by September 2022.

Minhas Metas Pessoais | My Personal goals

1. Learning Italian, and reaching an intermediate level (B1) by December 2022.

2. I want to exercise more this year, so my goal is to hire a trainer to help me exercise at least once a week for three months to make a habit of exercising regularly. (I'm starting this Thursday!)

Esteja aberto e preparado para se ajustar | Be open and ready to adjust

Last year, I found out my puppy was sick, and my life turned upside down.

I decided to give up some goals to take care of Wilson. He's well now, but he's old, so I know this year I'm also going to have to devote a lot of time to him.

This kind of thing happens. Sometimes we need to give up on a goal or adjust a goal over the year. This is totally normal, and you shouldn't feel bad if you don't achieve all of your goals.

That’s it everybody!

I hope that reading about my New Year's resolutions will inspire you to think about your resolutions and your goals.

Now it's homework time! I would love for you to share with me what your New Year's resolutions are! Leave a comment below with your answer.

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Até a próxima!

Your teacher,


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