New Year’s Resolutions in 2021


Gus Ericson

Common New Year’s Resolutions

2020 was a year of many struggles, new challenges, and generally unprecedented times.

Everyone seems happy to finally leave that catastrophe of a year in the rearview and head into 2021 with renewed hope. As the New Year begins, people everywhere are hoping to stick to their New Year’s resolutions.

New Year’s resolutions, though, look a bit different this year.

According to YouGov, getting in shape is the most popular New Year’s resolution; however, this year, getting in shape is going to be harder than ever with the majority of gyms in most states being closed.

To find out what students are going with for their resolutions this year, we did a small poll on the WBN Instagram page (find us @wvhsbroadcast). Among some of the answers were “Go on more adventures” and “Journal and read every day.” 

New Year’s resolutions are an interesting phenomenon that began in the 17th century — a diary by a Scottish writer in 1671 was found to list off a few resolutions. And since then, most people make at least a couple of resolutions a year.

The hardest part about resolutions is keeping them, Forbes estimates that over 80% of New Year’s resolutions are not kept. Time will tell if Wilsonville Wildcats can keep their resolutions.