New perspective on New Year’s resolutions

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New perspective on New Year’s resolutions

Rachel Lindmeier, a SHS sophomore, wears a New Year's eve crown on December 31st.

Rachel Lindmeier, a SHS sophomore, wears a New Year's eve crown on December 31st.

Lauren Lindmeier

Rachel Lindmeier, a SHS sophomore, wears a New Year's eve crown on December 31st.

Lauren Lindmeier

Lauren Lindmeier

Rachel Lindmeier, a SHS sophomore, wears a New Year's eve crown on December 31st.

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The clock strikes midnight and confetti falls down from the sky. Millions of people across the world are celebrating the New Year in their own unique way. Some spend it in the middle of Time Square in New York City. Others celebrate in the company of loved ones. Many attend parties and celebrations in a variety of different locations. Another year is presented before everyone.

A common question people experience on New Year’s day and the days that follow: what is your New Year’s resolution?

The creation of a New Year’s resolution is quite common, and it has become commonly expected. In recent years, a negative light has been cast over creating New Year’s resolution.

I personally believe resolutions are great and everyone should create at least one.

The negative comments made about resolutions are unnecessary and disheartening. The purpose of resolutions is to better oneself in the New Year and strive to complete by the end of the year.  These attempts to create healthier, more fulfilling lives should be encouraged rather than discouraged.

Resolutions can vary greatly person to person, yet each one is uniquely special and relevant.  According to a survey conducted by Buzzfeed, a popular media and news company, some of the most common resolutions include increase exercise, become more organized, save money, spend time with family and friends, and learn a new skill. These are some the most common resolutions, however, resolutions can be deeply personal and intimate goals.  New Year’s resolutions can focus on emotional or mental health, as well as social life and professional careers.

Some say these goals are unlikely to be achieved, but I disagree with that insight. Perhaps these resolutions are not always carried out into total fruition, but the increased focus is important and even slight gains in one’s overall well being should be celebrated.

I encourage everyone to create one new resolution this year, regardless of how simple or complex it may be. All resolutions create positive impacts and may even instill lasting change.

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