New Year’s Resolutions


Suvan Chowdhury

The New Year is celebrated around the world.

Making resolutions for the New Year is a long-lasting tradition, but not many people keep their resolutions.
It is estimated that only 9% of people accomplish their goals and that, on average, most goals are given up by January 19. Of those who give up their goals, 23% give up by the first week and only 36% make it past the first month.
“I don’t make New Year’s resolutions anymore. I used to when I was a kid, but I would always forget within a week or two,” sophomore, Bryson Flynn said.
People under the age of 55 are three times more likely to make resolutions than people over that age. 60% of the people making New Year’s resolutions are between the ages of 18-34.
“This year I decided to make a resolution to play less video games. I need to focus more on my homework so I can pass my classes,” senior, Caleb Ellis said.
It is also estimated that 53% of people set one New Year goal while 47% set multiple goals.
“I made three goals this year. I want to learn how to make noodles from scratch, read three books, and I want to spend more time with my dad,” sophomore, Alex Ellis said.
Some of the most common New Year’s resolutions may include exercising more, learning a hobby, losing weight, seizing the day, and spending more time with family and friends.
“My New Year’s resolution is to give at least one compliment a day. I love getting compliments and I figured it would be good to give,” freshman, Juliana Campbell said.
After the COVID-19 lockdown, many resolutions were adjusted to include mental health and helping friends and family.
“My dad says that resolutions are made to improve those who make them and the world around them,” Campbell said.