New Year’s Resolutions

Davide Scrofano, Writer

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It’s the New Year, and that means New Year’s resolutions. Every New Year, people come up with goals that they want to achieve by the end of the year. Some include giving up a certain food, learning something new, or even just picking up a new hobby.

Realistically, not everyone is faithful to their New Year’s resolution. In fact, according to Statistic Brain, just two weeks into January, 31.6 % of people abandon their goals. According to Business Insider, around 80 % of people abandon their goals by February.

This raises the question, why are people abandoning their goals? Could it be a lack of time or desire? Well, according to Business Insider, “If the participants were getting immediate rewards from their new habits, they would be more likely to stick to them.”

Some ways you can get over thinking about wanting to quit are remembering why you’re trying to achieve your goal. Don’t think about how you feel now; think about how you will feel in the future when you accomplish your goal.

Will you complete your New Year’s Resolution or will you give on your goals?