February 29, 2024

Lenape Tech Times

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Top Failed New Year’s Resolutions 

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By Laylah Rhine 

When the New Year rolls around everybody tends to come up with a New Year’s resolution that will help them better themselves and be a more successful person in the new year. Most commonly though these New Year resolutions always tend to fail. The most failed resolution there is, is losing weight and exercising more often. Out of all the people that try to get fit at the beginning of the year, 50-60% of people fail. It is also widely reported that most gym memberships that start in January are either forgotten about or never even get used before the end of the month. When asked about what New Year’s resolution she never accomplishes, Scarlett Reed replied with, “My New Year’s resolution is to start going to the gym more and getting fit, but I never seem to have time for it and don’t put in that much effort to go.” Another very common resolution that is rarely succeeded is quitting an addiction, this includes quitting smoking and lowering one’s alcohol intake. It is known that only 15% of people achieve quitting their addiction. This 15% of people that achieved this end up going back to it 6 months later. When interviewing Caleena Rummel about her failed New Year’s resolutions, she stated, “Every year I want to save more money and not spend as much on coffee, but I have never succeeded and still do my Dunkin run daily before school.” In summary, people always have the best intentions to better themselves in the New Year, but mostly everyone seems to end up not successful. 

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