With January coming to an end, it’s that time of year in which many people realise that they have already broken their New Year's resolutions, with the most common being, to lose weight. However these New Year's resolutions rarely last more than a few weeks.

Lora Bencheikh, a women her mid forties claimed that on the first of January 2018 she broke her New Year's resolution four times! “ Having a New Year's Resolution is pointless because nobody sticks with them. I gave up crisps for New Years and I ate four packets on New Years day”.

New Year's resolutions are meant to help people make themselves better and strive to live a better lifestyle. However, this creates more negative effects than positive ones because it’s almost as though people are being set up to fail. 43% of people who break their New Year's Resolution, break it in the first month. Therefore a significant amount of people, almost half, will feel worse about themselves by the end of the first month of the year, instead of better.

Why do we encourage people to be a “new” person at the beginning of every year instead of just being content with the people we already are. Because, in reality, we’re not going to be a different person on the 1st of January to the person we were on the 31st of December. Therefore I think it should be, new year same me.