New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's ResolutionsBy Alexandria Martinez

Happy New Year! Cheers to 2021! Let’s talk about New Year’s Resolutions.

Did you know?

The most popular resolutions for 2020 were to exercise more (50% of participants), save money (49%), and eat healthier (43%).

Only 4% were still successful after 6 months.

Why do New Years resolutions not stick? One of the biggest reasons people fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions is because they’re not specific enough. When people resolve to stop wasting money or stop eating junk food, for example, it often backfires because it makes them think about the very thing they’re trying to avoid. Try considering your goal in positive language instead.

  • 45% of Americans set New Year’s Resolutions
  • 8% successfully reach their goal
  • 24% have given up and were not successful

Be careful when selecting resolutions to live by. Don’t set goals you know you won’t be able to reach. Instead, focus on small, yet impactful changes you can work on daily. Your resolution of choice could be as simple as starting beginning the day with a kind thought or as tough as a new personal record, but it needs to be attainable.

The best ways to achieve your goals are to make them important, prepare for setbacks, and stay accountable!

Have someone there to remind you to stay strong! Whether it takes you to hire a trainer or join a support group. You can do it!

“There are so many people out there who will tell you you can’t. What you’ve got to do is turn around and say ‘watch me.'” —Unknown

BIO: My name is Alexandria and I am a homeschooled teen from Oklahoma (Tornado Alley). I have been homeschooled for the past seven years. I spend my days playing basketball, reading, writing and studying psychology, as well as, true crime. I am the oldest of four kids and I have three preposterous but loveable younger brothers. I plan to graduate college and pursue a career in a field that involves both computer science and criminal justice. One of my favorite quotes; “One of the deep secrets in life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.” – Lewis Carroll

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