New Years Resolutions

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Taylor Anderson sadly presents ice cream to her roommates. She has promised to do this every time she fails to stick to a New Year’s Resolution. Photo by Crystal Snow

Taylor Anderson sadly presents ice cream to her roommates. She has promised to do this every time she fails to stick to a New Year’s Resolution. Photo by Crystal Snow

Only a month into the New Year, and already many people have forgotten or given up on New Year’s resolutions.

Many times, people make New Year’s resolutions without any intent on keeping them throughout the entire year, let alone the first month.  Snow College student, Carolyn Ferrin states, “Realistically, I think they last anywhere from a week to month on average.” With that in mind- is making these resolutions just a waste of time?

“New Year’s Resolutions can be good, but I think people overwhelm themselves when they make a big list of them,” says Ferrin.  A lot of people make the mistake of setting an unrealistic amount of resolutions.

A popular thought-“New Year, new me”- comes into account when people find what they would like to change about themselves.  When things can’t be changed in a week, the doubts start to creep in.  “They make people feel like crap two weeks into January because they fail so early,” says McKenna Anderson.

Maybe it’s time to really look over the list and choose a few attainable goals to work toward, rather than every little thing that comes to mind.  Resolutions should be thought through to make sure that they are possible to achieve.

Lisa Davies, a student who fully intends on keeping her New Year’s resolutions, says, “I told lots of my friends about my resolutions, so now I am accountable.”  A big problem with the failing goals is that people make them in silence and then slowly forget about them.  An excellent way to make sure the goals are reached is to share them with others or write them down where they can be seen.

New Year’s resolutions can be a great thing just as long they are kept. They shouldn’t become just a thought in the back of the mind; otherwise, they will just become a waste of time.

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