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In for 2024: “Ins-and-Outs” lists

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Many people seek to set New Year’s resolutions as the New Year rolls around. However, in 2024, a new trend has replaced resolutions for many young people and created a new outlook for the year. 

This year, the Ins-and-Outs list trend has become popular across many social media platforms. Instead of setting year-long goals and commitments, people create a list of things that are “in” for the year and a list of those that are “out.”

These lists can include going to bed late (out), going to dinner with friends (in), or even something as simple as wearing gold jewelry with an outfit (in). It also serves as a prediction for what will be cool and not cool for the upcoming year. Instead of setting personal goals, like those set in resolutions, “Ins-and-Outs” lists are more general and applicable to everyday life.  

Resolutions typically fail by the end of Janurary. 23% of people quit their resolution within the first week of Janurary. With the introduction of “Ins-and-Outs”, these simple yet easily adaptable goals have given way to more people establishing realistic expectations for themselves. 

Students across HHS have adapted the “Ins-and-Outs” list for 2024. HHS junior Phillips Ydel thinks that the lists are extremely helpful. “I think Ins and Outs are productive to have a good new year,” said Ydel. “A big one for me this year is time management with it being the end of junior year.” 

Some common “Ins” for the year have been being productive, keeping a clean room, getting more sleep and focusing on a more positive outlook for life. 

Popular “Outs” include procrastinating, not caring, not going on a phone before bed and staying up late.

 HHS junior guidance counselor Zachary Butler was excited by this new trend. “I think it’s great,” Butler said. “I think resolutions set you up to have a lot of disappointment because they are easy to fail when you create high expectations to hold yourself accountable for. Ins-and-Outs are more simple and achievable.” 

The “Ins-and-Outs” trend has already helped many people feel more confident in achieving the goals they have set for themselves. The simplicity of it has proved attractive for many young students and workers.

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