How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions
January 10, 2017
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At the start of a new year, many people decide to make New Year’s resolutions in hopes to improve their lives, but a small percentage of people actually achieve these goals.
People tend to get lazy with their resolutions and tell themselves they will improve, but in the end, change in uncommonly seen.
“People get lazy and it’s a hype type of thing.” says Emily Jenison, a Junior at PV.
Some of the most common reasons for unsuccessful New Year’s resolution include unrealistic resolutions, doing them alone and time management. According to Statistic Brain, only 9.2% of people feel successful with their resolutions, leaving the other 90.8% feeling the opposite way for obvious reasons.
A lack of motivation is a big factor in a failing resolution. Many tend to quickly lose motivation and give up.
“People easily forget about their resolutions and have no motivation afterward to continue.” says Emily.
There are ways, though, that can help keep resolutions for longer periods of time like making a plan or motivation.
“You have to really commit with what you want and you need to know how to get it.” says Avery Taylor, a PV freshman.
Either way, it is hard to keep a resolution if it is unreasonable and complicated. Keeping it simple will make it a lot easier in the long run.
“People don’t stick to resolutions because they’re too much.” says Jess Matthews, a Sophomore at PV. “People get worked up about what they think they can do, and in the end, they give.”
Overall, not many are able to sustain New Year’s resolutions. They aren’t hard to keep, but people tend to give up easily and quickly. There are ways to keep New Year’s resolutions, though, making lives better in the long run. ⬥