Now that we’ve had a few days to process our New Year’s resolutions, perhaps it’s a good time to decide whether we’ll follow through or not. Perhaps it would help to examine some of the more popular promises Americans make each New Year’s Eve—if your resolution is on the list, you’re in good company. Here are five of the most common resolutions Americans made in 2013:
1. Be more “green.” So if you pledged to recycle more, remember to turn the lights off, and carpool with friends, you fall under this category. Some of our more dramatic friends might go wild and become vegetarians for a week or two.
2. Volunteer. Luckily at BC, there are opportunities abound to get involved in community service, so if you want to pledge some of your time, you’ll have numerous options during spring semester.
3. Get fit. Boston College is generally a healthy campus, so it wouldn’t be surprising if a lot of students pledged to exercise more this semester. Especially during that crazy two week period before Spring Break.
4. Save more money. This is particularly difficult to commit to at this time of year, as we just received a surplus of cash and gift cards during the holidays.
5. Take a trip. This just seems a glorified version of wanting a vacation, but if you want to pretend it’s a deep, soul-searching journey that will improve your character, go for it.