New Years Resolution

Lizzie L, Journalist

New year’s resolutions have been around for centuries. A common pattern with these are many people set a goal for themselves, they get really motivated at the beginning of the year, then after about a month, they give up. According to many sources, common resolutions are dieting, academics, work goals, athletics, etc.

Today I interviewed a 7th grader and an 8th grader to get their opinions and resolutions for the year. The 7th grader that was interviewed was Drew Ausband, she said that she doesn’t usually participate in them because she doesn’t see the point, but many of her family members do, “I don’t quite see the point of doing this ritual, because I always end up giving up after about a week”. She made a statement about her family and friends, “Personally, my family doesn’t like to surround their goals on dieting, we much rather base them on ways to better ourselves.” The majority of them do goals that surround the topic of improvement, in other words not dieting. 

We got different feedback from 8th grader Lizzie Hunter. When I interviewed her, she said that new year’s resolutions do in fact benefit her because she really tries hard in the new year, “I feel a lot more encouraged to continue with my goals because it is, in fact, a new year, which is a big milestone.” Some of her friends and family tend to do workout related goals and others do self-improvement goals.

In conclusion, the benefits of the new year and new year resolutions depend on the family, and the type of person you are. They can definitely be beneficial though. The new year is a time to have a fresh start and clear your slate. However, you may go about that in many different ways.