Resolutions the crazy ones and the realistic ones


Myranda Mamat

Make your New Years resolutions simple and obtainable.

Forty-one percent of Americans usually make New Year’s Resolutions and 72.6% of them only last a week, according to  But the question is why is that? Are the resolutions too unrealistic? Or are they too realistic to the point of just not doing it? There are always many questions that surround resolutions made at the beginning of the year.

For many people it’s critical that they start the New Year out fresh. Fresh meaning new crazy goals, new crazy workout routine, and a new crazy diet.  It might not be about the resolutions and more about the setting up and having the perfect year.

The perfect year for many is eating healthier, working out, and having some sort of change in your life or you.  The perfect year is for the go-getters and anyone can learn to be a go-getter and starting to become one during the New Year is the perfect time to start.

Achievements should be simple. A motto I believe in is to do better than you did last year.

It’s all about dedication, and in order to have dedication you need to have sacrifices in order to make it work.  If dedication for you is buying new workout clothes or when you are at the grocery store only buying healthy organic food,  try as much as you can to achieve your goals. Write down dates and set reminders of your resolutions this will help you maintain your goals.

Truthfully I’ve never been a go-getter for unrealistic resolutions. I usually critique them and make them fit into my schedule throughout the day or even when I have to go home and study for a test and still do my homework  all night. Fit it in: if your goal is working out then take five minutes and walk around your street or neighborhood, because five minutes of achieving your goals is five minutes you didn’t do before.

If you’re more of a realistic thinker, who when it comes to resolutions for the new year find yourself never achieving the goals because they are to out of  reach for you, think of a more realistic approach towards your resolutions.

Think of your resolutions in small steps, rather than massive achievements that you need to meet like, working out every day when the previous year you didn’t work out at all.

Achievements should be simple. A motto I believe in is to do better than you did last year. If going to the gym more is the goal then think realistically. Do you have time to go? When do you have time? Narrow down to the days you can and what works for you.

For average Americans keeping your resolutions is a hard thing to do. Either you jump right in and start achieving your goals the first week of January, or you have a hard time maintaining them past the third week.

All in all New Year’s Resolutions are a fictitious concept but it’s good to have goals  whenever you decide because you have the freedom to decide when you want to make new goals in your life.