Are New Year’s resolutions still a thing?

Do resolutions help us to better ourselves or make us feel bad?

Over time, the New Year comes with a lot of people making resolutions to be a better person in the new year. To stop certain habits and to develop some certain positive attitudes.

New Year’s resolutions seem like a big deal to a lot of people, while for some it holds not much importance. I belong to the group of people that feel indifferent about it. I’ve never been one to write out my resolution for the year because I don’t stick to it and end up doing the exact same thing I resolved not to do. I believe we don’t have to wait until the new year to make certain changes to our personality. In essence, a new year doesn’t automatically change who you become.

A lot of people have different thoughts about New Year’s resolutions. Speaking with a few people on campus, some students had their thoughts.

Maria said, “I think it’s still a thing.” She believes that a lot of people still attach much importance to it. She also said that she has resolved to go to the gym more often and be nicer to people. Maria also stated that, although a lot of people make resolutions, they follow-through for only a few months and then it dies down.

Linda is another student here at MNSU that thinks New Year’s resolutions are still a thing, even though a lot of people don’t follow it religiously. Linda has resolved to focus on her schoolwork more and also go to the gym more often.

On the other hand, Yen is not to be a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, as they don’t work for her and she ends up regretting them. She stopped making resolutions because she doesn’t follow them due to her conflicts with time and school work.

Another student, Chrysland, believes that resolutions are still a thing for a lot of people, but it’s quite different for her, as she sees it “as a goal she has to accomplish that year.”

“A lot of people resolve to be in shape in the new year,” she said. “That’s why when you go to the gym around this period you will see a lot of people working out, but go later in the year and you won’t see a lot of people there. That’s because people don’t focus, get busy and forget the importance of the resolution they made.”

Chrysland has resolved to get a better GPA and focus on her life.

In conclusion, I think we should all strive to be a better person in this new year, not only to improve our self but also to be a good influence in our community.

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