By Rosa Soto
New Year's Resolutions are a tradition mostly in the Western Hemisphere, and found a little in the Eastern Hemisphere. It’s where a person desires to change an unwanted trait or behavior to accomplish a goal they think will improve their way of life. New Year's Resolutions are important. The world gets worse by the year, but that doesn't mean we have to go down that path with the world. We should be better and do better.
I set a few New Year’s Resolutions to better myself and improve my way of life also. One was to be natural all 2018. This society has made almost every girl want to wear makeup or weave because that would make them look prettier. That is unfair and I disagree. There's a difference between wearing makeup and weave to mix your style up a bit than needing it to look pretty. Every girl is beautiful in her own skin. My second one was to become a nicer and better person. I can be really cruel at times, and coming closer to God is a way that would make me a better person, spiritually and mentally.
To gain a different perspective I asked a few people at East High School what their New Year's Resolutions were. I found Lashonda Ford’s the most interesting. This generation definitely had the largest smoking rate, and for Lashonda to want to stop smoking is great. She stated, “My New Year's Resolution is to stop smoking because it’s made me be less focused in school, and instead I will stay after school to catch up on my work so that it would distract me, and stay away from people who smoke so that it won't tempt me.” This is big because it’s very hard to quit smoking, so making a promise to yourself to try and stop is a start in bettering yourself and your way of life.
“Our brain is trained to develop habits,” stated psychoanalyst Hans-Werner Rückert, based in Berlin. So if you find yourself making a New Year’s Resolution and fail, don’t be upset. “Its human,” stated an article on The Local. Just get back on track and continue forward being even more motivated to change those habits and become stronger.