New Year’s Resolutions Poll

Madeleine Sipos '22

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          Every year, we sit down and think about how we want to better ourselves. Will it be to workout more or get straight A’s? Maybe you want to work on a special talent. I asked 52 BMHS students what their resolutions were. Thirty-one of them decided not to make resolutions for 2019. “Setting an impossible goal for yourself at the start of the year makes it more stressful when you end up not achieving it, and then there’s more anxiety building up,” says Izzy Dokmanovich ‘22.

          The most popular resolutions were about the mental health of themselves and others. Most commented on positivity, not stressing out, and not giving up on themselves. A few others wanted to be kinder to those around them. “I want to make the world a better place,” says Talijah Good ‘21. Eight resolutions were about improving their physical health. Some included exercising more and not eating out as much. Five resolutions were school-related.

          Some of our peers were a bit more unique. One individual wants to learn to drive before they go off to college this fall. Another wanted to get better at playing not only sports, but the guitar, as well. Remember that it doesn’t matter whether you’ve made a long list of goals you want to achieve by the end of 2019. As long as you do your best every day, your 2019 will be the best year yet!