Why I Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions 

The end of the year always brings about the discussion of what we plan to do in the new year. Resolutions and empty promises are made. Not because people are being malicious or have ill intentions. It’s human nature to always make plans for the future. I am not one of those people and I have a few reasons as to why I’m not a “new year, new me” kind of person. First off, most people try to make too many New Year’s resolution at one time. People want to get a new house, a new car, or a new job. People also want to lose that major amount of weight in a small amount of time. I think the thing most people forget about the New Year’s resolutions are that they are a goal/goals that you try to achieve throughout the year. I think the biggest problem that people face is disappointment. It’s hard to lose 20 pounds in a month, actually it’s not safe to lose that much. People want to give up certain foods when they eat them every day. The thing about setting a goal is you want to be realistic to see results. Saying you’re going to get a job promotion for the new year and you haven’t been at your job for a very long time, it’s kind of unrealistic. The thing people forget, a lot, is that if you work hard then you can achieve your goals. You don’t need the new year to start working towards your goals. Every day is a new start to a new goal. You never have to wait for the new year to start achieving your dreams. If you want to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle and feel better about yourself you can start that right now. Don’t expect too much too fast; so that you don’t get disappointed. You’re never promised tomorrow so don’t make yourself miserable on a goal that won’t happen overnight. People forget to live in the now, and they don’t want to be present in their own lives. It’s all about what is going to happen tomorrow. You can’t continue to beat yourself up over something you can’t change instantaneously. Losing weight is one of the biggest New Year’s resolution anyone ever makes and it’s hard to accomplish. A lot of people get disappointed and give up on themselves. Do not give up on yourself. You can do it, but it won’t happen overnight. People put so many expectations on their “New Year’s resolutions” that they don’t remember to actually achieve it. They just say,”I made a New Year’s resolution. I’m going  to do this.” but they don’t follow through. Every day is a new day to follow through. It’s important to do what you say you’re going to do. You have one life to live, do you really want to be miserable because you didn’t achieve a New Year’s resolution? Expectation is the root of heartbreak. Don’t put too much on yourself. There are so many resolutions people make that I can’t talk about only one in particular. Every day is a new chance to live a healthier, happier life. Instead of calling it a New Year’s resolution, call it a goal. Goals are achievable. You can achieve anything you set your mind to, I promise. Don’t give yourself a sense of false hope because you set a goal you can achieve, but not in the time you think you should. The thing about goals are that everyone works at a different pace. Your body, your life, your dreams, and your goals are not the same as other peoples; simply because you are a unique individual. The new year, like a new day, is a chance for new beginnings and for starting over. If you want to call them New Year’s resolution that’s great too and it’s your decision; but these are the reason that I personally don’t like to say that I have New Year’s resolutions.

  • Expectation
  • Disappointment
  • False Hope
  • Always Thinking About Tomorrow

Remember you can accomplish anything. It may not be today or tomorrow but if you set your mind to it I know you can achieve it. Give yourself room to mess up because it is most likely that you will, but that doesn’t mean you failed. All it means is that tomorrow you try again. New year, new goals, finish goals, conquer new heights. I believe in you.


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