New Years Resolutions

Kailynn Wilson & Samantha Spencer, Staff Writers

As 2019 comes to an end and the new year begins, many people tend to make New Year’s Resolutions. New Year’s Resolutions are promises an individual makes to themself to continue good practices, change their behavior, accomplish a goal, or improve their personal life. Many wonder, are New Year’s Resolutions even worth making? In our opinion the answer is no.
A popular saying is, “New year, new me,” but many do not live up to the saying. People make New Year’s Resolutions, but most people have an excuse to not keep up with their goals, such as losing weight, going to the gym more, and doing better in school. The first week of January is when many individuals go back to work after their break for the New Year, and with a lot of work, people find it overwhelming to focus on work and achieve their goal. Some people do not have time, and others find it too hard to accomplish their resolutions and end up abandoning them only a week into the month of January. The reason we think many New Year’s Resolutions fail is because the “New Year” is not a good reason to make a change in one’s life. Simply because it is the first day of the year isn’t enough motivation to make any kind of drastic change. To make such a change or accomplish a goal one has to be fully committed to the change they are making in their lives for their own individual reasons, not because it is the first of the year.
Overall, New Year’s Resolutions are not worth making. Many people say that they are going to achieve a goal, but most times abandon their goal during the first week of the New Year. To keep up with an individual’s goal, one must be fully committed to accomplishing that goal.