New year, new me? Its time to make real change in 2022.


It’s a new year! What steps will you take to see change in yourself?

Makenna Orrick, Feature Editor

New year, new me, right? We see people each year make unreachable resolutions in hopes of growing as a person in the upcoming new year. 

The Washington Post’s Howard Bennett sums up what a New Year’s resolution is: “A decision to do or not do something to accomplish a personal goal or break a habit. It comes at a time when people look back at the past year and make an effort to improve themselves as the new year begins.

Some examples of these resolutions include losing weight, exercising, traveling more, eating healthier, or cutting back spending. 

What’s the problem with new year’s resolutions? Often times, the goals we set only last about a month. Without determination, these changes have no way of actually happening.

Setting goals for the new year that are going to push you to become a better version of yourself are good, but they take commitment! 

When deciding your New Year’s resolution, it is essential to be realistic with how much you will be able to achieve. 

Examples of goals that will produce a better version of yourself can be spending more time with family and friends, getting enough sleep each night, making a proactive effort in school, or creating more personal connections with those in the workplace. 

Your resolutions for 2022 don’t have to be extreme to be important. They can be as simple has making an effort to think more positive or to eat out less. 

This year, examine what small steps you can realistically take to see change in your life.