New Year’s Resolutions


Alexis Quiroz, Staff Writer

New Year’s resolutions are goals people create at the beginning of every new year. The goals that are created are expected to be reached throughout the entire year, or at least by the end of the year.  

However, not everyone meets their goals by the end of the year. In fact, most New Year’s resolutions fail within the first few months from the time they were made. According to U.S. News and World Report 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February.

Emely Hernandez, a senior at San Pasqual High School has worked on a project to help students avoid failing their New Year’s resolution. The idea for this project was assigned by Mrs. Guthrie in each of her ERWC classes.

“In this project we got into groups of five and constructed an essay based on what we thought was the best way to accomplish a New Year’s resolution,” said Hernandez.

Students in groups were to brainstorm solutions that could prevent New Year’s resolution fails.

“My group’s idea was that creating a schedule that includes deadlines was the best way to accomplish your New Year’s resolution,”  Hernandez said.

Filippa Dybdal Fenger, a sophomore enrolled in Mrs. Holzhauer’s Beginning Culinary Arts class tests this theory. Students must record their progress at the end of every week so they gather enough data to fill out weekly check ins.

“I’m planning to achieve my resolution by planning when I go to bed, and schedule eight to nine hours of sleep every night,” Dybdal Fenger said.

Although Dybdal Fenger does not personally believe that tracking her resolution has been helpful, the amount of progress made has been from reminders she sets each night.

“What helps me every night is putting a reminder on to go to bed early,” Dybdal Fenger said.

Setting reminders ensures that Dybdal Fenger knows when she should be sleeping so she gets the National Sleep Foundation’s recommended eight hours of sleep every night.

“If I were to explain this project to another person, I would tell them to do their best at keeping track and how much it has helped me,” Dybdal Fenger said.

Dybdal Fenger’s data has shown that scheduling and keeping track of her resolution has helped her manage achieving her New Year’s resolution.

Despite the amount of New Year’s resolutions fails, students at San Pasqual High School have exemplified finding ways to achieve their resolutions while overcoming any obstacles that may get in their way.