Make a Change and Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions


Kaitlyn Van Holten, Staff Writer

“ Approach the New Year with resolve to find new opportunities hidden in each new day” – Michael Josephson 

Every new year, millions make a list of resolutions. In the beginning of 2021, 31% had planned on making resolutions while 19% were left undecided. To put that into perspective, out of the 332 million or so in the US, only 166 million people set goals. By the end of the year, only 35% had kept all of their resolutions, 49% had kept a few, and 16% had failed to keep any. Of those who decided to stick with it, they noticed some benefits such as: improvement in one’s self-esteem and a chance to reflect.

If a person decides to complete any of their set resolutions, they will most likely boost their self-esteem. Making a resolution is just setting a goal that’s year long. Once said goal is reached, a person can feel a sense of accomplishment and pride. Of course these positive feelings can be exactly what one needs to feel better about themselves. Therefore, improved self-esteem. 

Resolutions can allow the chance for a person to reflect on their lives. It gives them the opportunity to improve themselves. When an individual contemplates their lifestyle, they can change their choices and start fresh.

While many give up on their New Year’s resolutions, you can always accomplish them before the year is over. Sticking with it, and persevering can improve one’s self-esteem and allows a person the chance to reflect.


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