New Year, New You

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Jenny Pfeifer, Journalist

What is your favorite New Year's Resolution?

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It’s time to press the restart button. That’s right. I’m talking about the New Year and with it, its resolutions. Each year thousands of people have goals, but can never decide when they want to put their goals into action. That is when New Year’s comes in handy. Not only does every new year feel like a clean slate, but it lets people start over and gives them a chance to change.

“I think the most common New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight or be nicer/kinder to other people,” said Freshmen Erin Jackson.

The most common resolution is to exercise/lose weight, which isn’t bad. Striving to do things like that are good as long as you do it in healthy ways and are consistent because it takes a lot of time and hard-work to form a habit. It actually takes eighteen to two hundred and forty-five days to form a habit.

“I think people quit their resolutions so quickly because it takes them more effort than what they would usually put into things and since they’re not used to it, they give up,” Jackson stated.

According to a new study, only eight percent of people actually keep their New Year’s Resolutions. The other majority of people who don’t even keep theirs usually lose them by the end of the first month because of some people’s lack of effort, making too many goals, and/or making unrealistic goals. 

“One resolution that I think everyone should have is to make time for what is important,” Freshmen Kyla Villagomez stated.

Some people also have a hard time trying to figure out what one of their New Year’s  resolutions should be. Some people make their resolutions on things about making better habits, choices, changing the way people see them or enhancing their personality, etc. The possibilities are endless. 

I like New Year’s Resolutions because it’s meant to help people get better and make better choices in life”

— Kyla Villagomez