New Year, New You!

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2016 has finally faded, and whether it was terrible or fantastic, many people have the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions.  However, in a few short weeks or months, most of these resolutions have been abandoned.

According to research, about 40% of Americans make resolutions. Among those who do, only 8% of people actually achieve their goal.

So what can you do to make sure you are part of the successful eight percent?

When trying to follow through with a New Year’s resolution, making a bucket list is a big no-no. A bucket list gives a large amount of priorities to look after. Making a bigger goal in this case is harder to achieve.

On the other hand, focusing on smaller, more achievable goals is easier to deal with more likely to succeed.

Another leading factor in failure of resolutions is sleep deprivation and stress. One needs sleep and energy to do daily tasks. Without energy, how will these goals be achieved?

The most common reason, as why to New Year goals don’t work out, is the discouragement factor. Most people fail once, and then think they can’t do it.

Some of the most popular New Years Resolutions in the U.S. include:

  1. Enjoy life to the fullest
  2. Live a healthier lifestyle
  3. Lose weight
  4. Save more, spend less
  5. Spend more time with family and friends
  6. Pay down debt

However, at Tyrone Area High School, most students don’t focus on paying off their debt or losing weight. The community of students have a variety of different goals in mind for 2017.

“I want to raise up my grades to get honors to look better for college,” said senior Hilari Parsons. Like most seniors, Parsons needs to keep up her grades during the application process for college. Therefore, this resolution is very important and realistic to her.

Seth Parker also has high goals for 2017. The talented sophomore hopes to not fail any classes and qualify for a national Rubik’s cube competition.

Freshman Ebonee Rice has very a different goal in mind. “I want to get my meme page to 200 followers,” says Rice.

Some students do not even participate in the new year’s tradition.“Who even does those?” said junior Jonathan Clifton.

Along with students, teachers also have set out a to-do list for the new year.

“I want to do my all, and make my “mock-trialers” the best they can be,” says Mr. Funicelli, Mock Trial Adviser and chemist extraordinaire.

Overall, 2017 is here and ready to be better than ever (hopefully). The Eagle Eye Staff would like to wish everyone a happy new year and lots of luck on their 2017 goals.

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