Friday, January 4, 2019



2019 is finally here, so say goodbye to 2018. With the start of the new year, many people begin their new year’s resolutions. Whether that’s the beginning of a new diet, getting more sleep every night or just overall working on their mental health, people certainly do love using the beginning of the new year as a reason to change things in their daily lives. 

Alex Theofanides for the WIZARD WEEKLY
There are many mixed emotions on the ‘new year, new me’ situation. Some people believe that with the start of a new year, people are bettering themselves. Others may believe that resolutions can be a waste of time because of people not sticking to them a few weeks or months down the road. 

From 2018 to 2019 there has noticeably been two complete opposite opinions on the change of the year. “Everyone is always saying how they want their lives to change in the new year, but most don’t. I don’t know why people just don’t follow through with their goals,” Mya Lozada expressed with disdain. 

“Only around 8% of those who make a resolution are successful,” expressed Margee Kerr Ph.D. from Psychology Today. With such a low number, people can’t help but wonder why people even bother with new year’s resolutions in the first place.  With such a low number, people can’t help but wonder why people even bother with new year’s resolutions in the first place. 

With the world constantly altering, people choose to change themselves as time goes on as well, especially around the new year. Trends die out, different styles become popular and so much more new and intriguing things become prevalent. So, it still bares the question. Why do people forget about their goals and new interests so fast? 

There are many factors that play a role.  Consistency can be difficult, particularly when something else comes into play, like the new year. Planning to make a drastic change in someone’s life is something that can’t realistically happen in such a short amount of time.  People have very high expectations when it comes to the new year and the changes that it can bring when, in reality, no one’s life can reasonably change in a day. So having such high expectations makes it much easier to forget about it or not have the results that were hoped for. 

There are ways to keep one's goals, the most important one is keeping them realistic.  Plan things out, set small goals that will lead up to a bigger objective, and reward yourself for your accomplishments.  New year's resolutions can be fun and entertaining.  

2019 is finally here and this could be the year that people reach their goals and better themselves, but if not, there's always next year!

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