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Lamar High School's Student-Run News Publication

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New Year, Same Me

Why it’s so hard to keep New Year’s resolutions
Junior Isaiah Bates contemplates his New Year’s resolution. (Bailey McAbee)

New Year, new you . . . right? It’s finally December and January is not that far behind. Are you planning to come up with a New Year’s resolution? Were you able to keep your New Year’s resolution from last year? If not, you are not alone.

A research study on February 2, 2023 concluded that only 9% of Americans that make resolutions complete them. In fact, research goes on to show that 23% of people quit their resolutions by the end of the first week, and 43% quit by the end of January.

There are some families that don’t make any resolutions and even that is understandable. Most people do occasionally feel like they succeeded in everything they wanted out of life and then don’t feel the need to push themselves any further.

Usually most people feel like New Year’s resolutions are optional and to be honest, they are but you should still challenge yourself instead of not trying to improve.

New challenges can give you the confidence boost you need and encourage you to push further with your personal growth. 

Let’s say your resolution is fitness or exercise based because you want to lose weight. If you frame your resolution as: “I’ll exercise more.” instead of “I will go to the gym three to five days a week,” chances are you probably won’t have your heart fully in it if you are being that vague about your idea of exercise.

There are some families that don’t make any resolutions and even that is understandable. Most people do occasionally feel like they succeeded in everything they wanted out of life and then don’t feel the need to push themselves any further.

Usually most people feel like New Year’s resolutions are optional and to be honest, they are but you should still challenge yourself instead of not trying to improve.

New challenges can give you the confidence boost you need and encourage you to push further with your personal growth. 

Let’s say your resolution is fitness or exercise based because you want to lose weight. If you frame your resolution as: “I’ll exercise more.” instead of “I will go to the gym three to five days a week,” chances are you probably won’t have your heart fully in it if you are being that vague about your idea of exercise.

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About the Contributors
Jayden Mack, Writer
Jayden Mack is a junior and is in his third year as a writer for Lamar Life. Jayden enjoys journalism because he enjoys writing about subjects that interest him and trendy topics that interest others. Jayden hopes he can grow as a writer and inspire others to express themselves through writing as well. Outside of journalism, Jayden loves creative writing, reading books, listening to music and creating games for other students to play.
Bailey McAbee, Photography Editor

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