New Year Resolutions

Isaac Montieth, Staff

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It’s ironic to think that the U.S., one of the most obese countries in the world, has its most popular resolution as eating healthier. With 2019 comes a slew of opportunities to change. Big or small, these choices of commitment for the New Year are an important step in the attempt to become a better person moving forward.

Junior Andy Sabochick explains his resolution, saying: “I want to focus more on my academics going into the New Year. Instead of playing video games or going out with friends whenever I get the chance, I’ll take some time aside to study for any upcoming projects. It’ll be good for my procrastination habits. I also want to put more effort into the music I make in my spare time.”

Image result for new yearsMeanwhile, Junior John Golden decides to take up a diet as the new year rolls through. “I’m not particularly overweight or unhealthy, but my eating habits haven’t ever been to great. I want to be as healthy as possible now so I can be happier in the future, so that’s why i’m going to start watching my food intake. My family was surprised, but they’re really supportive of the whole thing.”

The tradition of the New Years resolution has always been a staple in western culture for self help and progression. While nothing in their lives is physically changed with the turning of the New Year, it still gives the mental impression of a fresh start, the excuse to be better in the coming months. Humans have always been exceptionally good at giving excuses to the problems in their lives, and the New Years resolution gives them the opportunity to look past these excuses and work on self progression for their futures.