Locals share their New Year's resolutions

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - With 2018 around the corner, many people have created New Year’s resolutions. Common themes are usually weight loss, eating healthier, and becoming more fit. Locals told us they are focused on becoming a better person, spending more time with family and just continuing to be themselves.

Here are some of the comments given to our questions about resolutions:

“Just keep being awesome. I don’t think I need to change anything. I moved here two years ago and I find it to be a beautiful state and it’s hard to say I’d change anything. I just want to keep waking up smiling,” says Nathan Ridolfi.

“I want to be a better person and to help others, be more thankful, be with my grandchildren more,” says Grace Gibson.

“Well for 2018, I work several jobs: a nurse, I work for the fire department full time, and I’m also in the guard. So I spend a lot of time at work and I think one of my New Year’s resolution this year is just to try to get away from work and try to spend more time and focus on my family,” says Bryan McAllister.

According to a 2017 article in Psychology Today, twenty-eight percent
give up on resolutions about a week into the new year. A study in Australia suggests that 80 percent fail to keep the resolution within three months.