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New Year's Resolutions


New Year’s Resolutions are a tradition in the United States in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behavior or to accomplish a personal goal or otherwise to improve their life. Every year millions of people make their New Year’s Resolution list, but about only 8% succeed to stick to their list in the new year.


Ancient Babylonians were said to be the first to create New Year’s Resolutions around 4,000 years ago. They were also the first said group to celebrate the new year. A similar tradition then moved to Rome when Julius Caesar got a hold of the idea. For early Christians, the new year became a traditional occasion for thinking of one's past mistakes and resolving them to do better in the future according to www.history.com.


Students were asked to share their resolutions for the year. 77 students were surveyed and these were the results: 24 students want to work out and eat healthier, 18 students have no resolutions, 16 students want to do better in school and work on their grades, nine students want to become more positive, five want to hang out with friends and have fun, three want to get a job and earn money and two want to find the ambition to create a resolution list.