It’s that time to think about New Year’s resolutions

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It’s that time to think about New Year’s resolutions

Many people see New Year's Day as a time to set personal goals and plans to improve their lives and those of others.

Many people see New Year's Day as a time to set personal goals and plans to improve their lives and those of others.

IMAGE / Mr. Anthony Quintano / flickr

Many people see New Year's Day as a time to set personal goals and plans to improve their lives and those of others.

IMAGE / Mr. Anthony Quintano / flickr

IMAGE / Mr. Anthony Quintano / flickr

Many people see New Year's Day as a time to set personal goals and plans to improve their lives and those of others.

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People believe in the motto “a new year, a new you” on New Year’s Day.

People often create New Year’s resolutions in order to lose a habit they deem as undesirable. Resolutions are methods or goals we use or set to solve problems we may have in our lives.

Senior Austin Bailey has struggled with his resolutions in the past.

“I feel like they never last,” Bailey said. “I stopped drinking pop last year for seven months, but then I finally gave in.”

According to U.S. News, by the second week of February, 80 percent of participants have given up on their resolutions.

In a survey conducted by Statista the most common resolution was to enjoy life to the fullest and the second most common was to be fit and healthy, which included losing weight.

People create these goals looking for solutions to their problems yet cannot stay dedicated enough to maintain the change in their daily lives.

There’s no denying these set goals can be beneficial to those who keep at them, but that’s only a small percentage of the population.

CBS News said most of these resolutions fail due to the fact that people set goals that are too broad for their ability.

It’s all about taking baby steps to accomplish what you want and get where you want to be.

Resolutions don’t have to be all about bettering yourself.

You can also attempt to help your community, your family, and your friends.

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Junior Patricia Allen is excited to begin the new year.

Junior Patricia Allen supports the idea of resolutions, claiming they benefit not only us, but the environment.

“Usually I recycle every year to help keep the roads clear, and it also helps keep the animals from getting sick,” Allen said. “This year I haven’t chosen a new resolution yet, but if I do, it’ll probably be when I go to Florida to clean the beaches for spring break.”

Allen is concerned with the lack of care for the environment and encourages everyone to pitch in this new year.

In order to create and establish a goal, you’ll need to be specific on the details, Forbes advised.

Make sure the resolution is appropriate to your ability and cut yourself some slack.

After all, you’re attempting to better yourself and others.  That’s enough to have a cheat day once in a while.

So, if you’re willing to make a commitment, then you should be successful with your New Year’s resolutions.

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