New Year’s resolutions: Influential or impossible

Are New Year’s resolutions worth making?

New Years resolutions: Influential or impossible

Aubrey Ledall, Staff Reporter

The start of the new year signifies a clean slate when the calendar flips from the previous year to the next. Generating positivity and inspiration nationwide, many citizens come up with seemingly achievable resolutions. The top ten most common resolutions are to: exercise more, lose weight, get organized, learn a new skill or hobby, live life to the fullest, save more money/spend less money, quit smoking, spend more time with family and friends, travel more, and read more, according to goskills.com. Seeing an impact from the influential resolutions takes work and over half of the people who make a resolution for the new year end up falling short. According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, only 46% of people who made New Year’s resolutions stuck to them. 

Resolutions are applicable to anyone. From adults to teenagers, people seek the benefit that resolutions could bring. Here at EHS, junior Lauren Caudle’s (23) resolution was to start the 75 HARD challenge. “I don’t normally set New Year’s resolutions but I just felt like it this year,” said Caudle. Within this challenge, she is tackling multiple “common” resolutions. Sticking to more than just one resolution takes determination; Caudle is doing two 45 minute segments of activity every day, reading 10 pages of a book every day, drinking one gallon of water every day, and eating healthier. “The 75 Hard is difficult, but it’s easy to hold yourself accountable for it. If you want to see and feel physical and mental results, then you have to try and make an effort on what you’re doing,” said Caudle.