Resolution Chaos

Written by: Hannah Paez Bermudez

Resolutions are a weird thing. We love to make them, but mostly never finish them. 80% of people break their resolutions by February. So, today I asked students at Barbara Bush, about their resolutions, and if they have broken it, or if they actually plan on completing it.

The first person I asked was a student named Luci, and their resolution was “to learn a new language.” They elaborated that they were learning Norwegian because their parents suggested it and said it would be nice. They said they “want to learn many more languages,” so they want to start small. I’d say that’s a pretty dang cool resolution!

Another student I asked was a student named Makaiya Cheshier. Her resolution was “to be nice to people”. She explained that she tended to get very irritated very easily with people, and that she wished to be more calm. This feels like a wonderful resolution to have!

The last student I asked was a girl named Preszley. Preszley said that her resolution was to “play soccer”. She said that she “really didn’t do resolutions, but wanted to try and see if she could do one.”  She decided to try soccer because she liked to run and decided it would be good to try a new sport. It also helps staying healthy, so that’s a win-win in my opinion!

So, we can see that a lot of people have a lot of similar resolutions, but all could be watered down to, “Learn something new”, “Be a better person”, and “Stay healthy/exercise”. The problem is that a lot of people don’t fulfill their resolutions!

A solution I propose is that when you make a resolution, try to make it more specific! Instead of saying “Do exercise”, try “Run 10 minutes every other day”. It makes a big challenge seem like a small one, and helps you get started and helps to be much more consistent! Also, a good tip for doing resolutions, don’t worry if you miss a day or accidentally miss a week or something. Maybe you forgot to go to the gym yesterday? Don’t sweat it, remember that no one is perfect and you’re more than likely to miss a few days. The important part is to move on and keep going. Don’t use that missed day as an excuse for quitting completely!

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