Alonso Student News
February 14, 2018
A new year brings new resolutions that we promised ourselves we would do the year prior. But nevertheless, this year of 2018, we’re determined to achieve our goals. Adults, teens, and even some kids make resolutions, but who struggles the most to keep them?
Studies show that 13.4% of students are not successful at following through with their New Year’s resolutions. There are many reasons why they struggle. One reason being teens have homework, after school activities, work, sports, clubs etc.
Students at Alonso High School go through the same struggles as any other teens. Bella Bozied, a sophomore at Alonso, says “It’s so hard to stick to resolutions because by the end of the year, you’re looking back and most people can only remember the bad things that happened, so they make these extreme goals. We’re so happy… for the potential new year that we make hold for ourselves that aren’t reachable.” Bella mentions that we make goals that can be unrealistic. “Some easy ways to keep your resolution is, most importantly, make an achievable resolution. It’s okay to admit that you can’t do something all at once, so you have to make smaller goals to achieve your overall goal.”
Niat Ghebrieal, who is also a sophomore attending Alonso High School, expresses how she feels about resolutions “Resolutions for almost anyone are taken seriously for about the first two weeks of the new year, but I guess I like the idea. As long as they’re kept throughout the year, then they are helpful.” With so much to do throughout the year, many just give up on their resolutions, but Niat goes into saying you can keep your goals by “staying positive” and how “working even a little at it each day can go a long way.”
These two students know the struggle of trying to keep a resolution while juggling school work at the same time. Bella Bozied is a dedicated player in flag football and member of beta club. Niat Ghebrieal is also a member of the Beta club and a member of FFA. These are just a few extracurricular activities that both girls are a part of, which collide with their goals for the year. Keeping New Year’s Resolutions is hard, but can be kept with patience and taking small steps toward the big goal.