Oui, oui this is a draft recommendation since me, myself and I are yet to assemble and ratify it. If anything listed here actually gets to happen, I will simply change the title.
Practically, this whole “new year, new me” for me it would mean to stop muning since we are chatting about the muniverse here. However, I would love to see the average MUNer taking on some positive mun habits to the ends of a potential mun refresh.
Accuracy: From country names to studies conducted when your exquisite yet weird argument is being tabled;
Break: the babble that everything is perfect as long as awards keep coming in;
Control: your desire to hit the chair when not recognized & your sexual tension with the free buffet;
Decide: on which muns you want to participate and not send out a billion of applications;
Elaborate: before you start gossiping on someone and before going out of policy;
Forget: the mun drama and move on with real life stuff;
Give: yourself a lot of comfort food to achieve the previous point;
Hand: over your internet data when foreign MUNers are in your country-sharing is caring;
Interest: people with your authenticity and not your online persona;
Jog: regularly because your suit no longer flatters your figure;
Keep: on not mun friends especially when you are in a mun crisis, you need people to remind you that eventually all of your mun experiences are just part of a game;
Love: all of your mun roles, especially the ones you find the most boring;
Make: some time to explore the city where the conference is happening;
Neglect: adulthood until you feel ready to embrace it (a.k.a loophole to eternal muning);
Observe: the others; they are the greatest school out there;
Play: with the limits until you find out which ones are yours and which ones are expected from you by the muniverse;
Quietly: explain to your family what Model UN is; abrupt and enthusiastic explanations do not help at all;
Reserve: your energy and don’t mun back to back;
Stop: memeing (=> self-note);
Tolerate: the people who will gladly analyze their magnitude of mun skills even if it’s their first conference only;
Unleash: your anger and go into full drama queen mode, at least once in your munlife;
Value: your opinion and don’t let others undermine it;
Wake: up in an airport/ very cheap hostel, and get suited up there;
X-ray: your fears and turn them into your assets;
Yawn: at anything calling you to snooze your creativity;
Zoom: in the municorns when you spot them, they are sources of good knowledge.
Sorry 2018, I’m a hopeless romantic. Btw, 2018 we don’t have high expectations for you, but this does not mean that you will let him press the button, right?