New Year’s Resolutions

Every New Year that comes gives people another chance to think about resolutions that hopefully won’t be left behind as January ends.

Henry Moore, an English artist, once said, “I think in terms of days resolutions, not year’s.” An interesting part of resolutions is how often we never actually complete those goals. As people work to figure out how they want to make themselves better, they can forget that in order to accomplish that goal over the year it has to be a day to day change. According to Business Insider, “Approximately eighty percent of  New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February.” No matter how helpful and motivational resolutions can be we need to be able to stick with them.

Business Insider also says, “Making a New Year’s resolution is a great way to make a positive change in your life.” With different ideas of what we could do differently for a whole year it is easy to be intimidated by resolutions. In a time span of three-hundred and sixty-five days it can be easy to forget what you actually wanted your year to be like. Often times we get caught up in the things that are always around us; grades, work, and friends becomes more important or pressing. In a day to day perspective resolutions can become less intimidating and more attainable.

Waking up each day knowing what you want out of it is substantially more effective while helping your goal be completed by the end of the year. However, this is definitely harder than setting a long term resolution. Resolutions started over a thousand years ago and nothing has really changed. As the new year begins we think about goals and things we would like to accomplish, most times they have to do with health or a huge life decision. These resolutions can be hard to achieve and we often let them slip through the cracks. Junior, Krista Frank, says, “I think resolutions are great, but I also think goals can still be made throughout the entire year. I feel like some people make New Year’s resolutions that don’t get very far so they give up for the rest of the year.” Making complicated goals can be a real problem when you should be focusing on a new start. Frank continues, “I think people need to remember that you can start over and make new goals whenever you want.”

The best thing anyone can do when looking into a new year is to take everything one step at a time. If we make simple day to day goals then we can definitely make 2019 the best year ever.