How to Make New Year’s Resolutions Succeed

Every year, millions of people get ready for the new year to arrive, hoping for new experiences, relationships, and beginnings. One tradition that has been passed down for many years is a New Year’s resolution. New Year’s resolutions can range from eating healthier and getting fit, to spending more quality time with your loved ones. “New Year’s Day is a good time to start new things because it’s like a clean slate,” says freshman Emma White. If you are thinking about trying something new, New Year’s Day is as great  time to push yourself to begin accomplishing your goals.

When choosing your New Year’s resolution it is important to decide carefully.  No matter what you choose, it has to be something achievable to you. Many people say that their New Year’s resolutions in the past have failed because they made their goals too big and unattainable. Goal’s need to be achievable for that person and something that they strongly believe in. Other times, people set attainable goals but don’t have the motivation to stay true to them throughout the year. When coming up with a New Year’s resolution, be sure that you’re choosing goals that you feel you can accomplish and stay true to for the whole year.

“The world would be a lot better if everyone made the same resolution, to be nice”

Deciding to make a New Year’s Resolution and following through with it are two very different things. “Sometimes when you write it down on paper it makes it more real and a lot easier to go

through with it,” says english as a new language teacher Kristine Wisnieski. Sometimes when you’re struggling with your resolution there is a temptation to break your goal. Persevering through that temptation will overall make you feel better about yourself.  If you think you are going to give up, think of the outcome to motivate yourself. After you accomplish your resolutions you will feel accomplished and proud of yourself for accepting and completing your goal.

According to The Business Insider, more than 80 percent of New Year’s Resolutions fail by February, many because they are out of reach for that specific person. When putting the resolution into action, plan out time for it and start with something small. Make a calendar and stick to it, if something comes up reschedule the time you had set for it. Make your resolution to please yourself and not someone else. Focus on the things you can do and not the things you can’t to make your goal more positive. The more positive your goal is, the more excited you will be as you work towards the outcome.

“The world would be a lot better if everyone made the same resolution, to be nice,” says science teacher Charlie May. If everybody put the effort into bettering themselves, the world be a happier place.