New Year’s Resolutions. Three little words that all of us know well and most of us dread. A constant source of guilt when we discard the resolutions within a few weeks, these goals for the coming year are just as much a part of January as returning Christmas gifts and going back to school. We love them just about as much, too.
No matter if we realize it or not, all of us make New Year’s Resolutions. Whether we call them “promises to ourselves,” or “things I’m going to do this year,” the desire to change in the coming year manifests itself in the majority of us. Why does this happen? Well, it’s simple — all of us have something about us that we want to change, and the fresh start of a new year seems like a perfect time to put these changes into play.
Here are some of the more popular New Year’s Resolutions that I’ve encountered in my near thirty-six years on this planet. Listed in no particular order, I’m sure that many of you will remark “oh yeah, I’ve tried that one,” probably more than once. The real question remains, though, how many of these resolutions have you actually followed through with?