New Year’s Resolutions

As the new year comes around, many say they will create new ones or continue old their resolutions. People see this as a time to stop a bad habit, try something new, or make their life more enjoyable. For many, they choose one or more short term or long term goals regarding their everyday life tasks. Typical resolutions include: being more organized, being more outgoing, losing weight, eating healthier, reading more often, stopping procrastination, doing better in school, and many more!
Although an abundance of people probably do stick with their resolutions for the first half of the year, lots quickly give up their resolutions by falling behind and simply forgetting to do them. Sarah Roach, a sophomore at Riverbend, says, “I don’t think anyone sticks with their resolutions and it’s so pointless to say you’re going to change and then not. I don’t even say my resolutions anymore because I know I won’t follow through with them.” Danielle Steininger, a sophomore, agrees, “I think it’s a nice idea to change little things in order to improve your life, but I don’t think many people actually stick with them, making them useless.” However, others disagree. Trinity Conville, sophomore, supports New Year’s resolutions, “My resolution is to make my experiences more enjoyable and cherish the memories I make.” There are many different views on resolutions and if people actually follow through with their resolutions.
Personally, I think if you want to change something or try something new, I do not think it takes a new year to begin doing so. Every month it is a new month, and every week is a new week, as well as every day is a new day. I feel as if you can always do something new no matter the time of the year. If someone truly wants to have a resolution, I will hope that they stick with it and live a happier life.