Top 5 most popular New Year’s resolutions for teens


The new year has come and brought with it many resolutions.

The New Year quickly approached and with that being said, resolutions are beginning to take place. These obviously depend on the person and their separate goals in life, however, in my opinion, they are a great way to start the New Year off right. These “goals” can be used as motivation to get in shape, quit smoking, take a vacation, or whatever your resolution may be. Many people hop into the New Year looking at it as almost a fresh start. If you’re starting fresh, why not make a resolution to help motivate you to be the person you always wanted to be. Resolutions are generally described as goals to achieve in 364 days, hopefully making this year better than the previous. Overall, in theory, New Year’s resolutions are intended to improve something we don’t like about ourselves. There are a variety of resolutions but there is also a list of popular ones and the key to making them come true.

1)      The most popular New Year’s resolution for any age is getting healthy. This doesn’t necessarily mean losing weight. It could range anywhere from doing cardio once a week to running a marathon this summer. It can also mean playing a sport, detoxing your body, or just simply having a healthy diet.

2)      Being happy. Little do people know, teens actually struggle from depression more than adults. Studies show that teens battling depression are 5 times more likely to commit suicide than adults. Therefore, this resolution is an important one. As a teenager it’s important to find ways to boost your self-esteem and find more time for doing things you love rather than focusing on things you hate.  Also being a good person can make your self-esteem sky rocket just by showing random acts of kindness.

3)      Do better in academics. Obviously, suddenly turning into a straight-A student is unrealistic. However, studying a few extra minutes and making homework a priority can do wonders. Not only will it help you as a student in the long run but will also make your parents proud and making it easier to have a brighter future.

4)      Make money. Balancing school and work can be tough however it is not impossible. Find a part-time job with flexible hours and watch your wallet grow. On the other hand, just because you have a job doesn’t necessarily mean you’re making money. Making an effort to eat at home more than you eat out can save hundreds of dollars.

5)      Spend time with family. As a teenager, being around your friends and being as social as possible is oftentimes made a priority. However, this leaves limited time for spending time with your family when in reality, they’re not going to be there forever. Embrace your time you have with them now, make memories, and appreciate what they do for you.