Nashoba’s New Year’s Resolutions

Caitlin Sterns, Contributor

At the beginning of every year, people across the world choose something they want to start or continue doing to better their life for the coming year. New Year’s resolutions have been a tradition for over 4,000 years, dating back to ancient Babylon. As time goes on, this practice has stayed popular in society. 

In a survey from this year, put out by Finder.com, just over 72% of Americans, or 188.9 million people, said they planned on making resolutions for the new year. The most common changes people want to make are based on health, followed by self improvement, money, and family. About 75% of these people believe that they will follow through with their resolutions.

At Nashoba, only 6.9% of the community didn’t make a resolution for 2021. As for the many people who did, the two most popular types of resolutions were about school and self improvement, each making up 31% of the responses. 

For resolutions based on school, many people want to get better grades, do their work on time, or have a better attitude about school. Some examples of resolutions people made to better themselves are:

– To make everyone smile

– Find more balance in their life

– Learn how to do something new

– Being more positive.

The next most common type was health-related changes, accounting for 24% of the responses. Many members of the Nashoba community want to work out more, become healthier, and get better at sports. Lastly, 6.9% of our community members want to work on their relationships with others, whether it be romantic partners, friends, or family members.