7 New Year's Resolutions You'll Definitely, Probably Break
When the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve and the fireworks are breaking out over the harbour, you can almost sense that everyone’s reciting the same mantra to themselves: New year, new me. But lets be ~real~ here guys, New Year's Resolutions require will power and self-motivation, and we’d be lying if we said that it’s easy to stick to our yearly goals. Here are 7 New Year’s Resolutions you’ll find yourself breaking hours, days or a few months into the New Year...
Sticking to your intense everyday workout plan
If you vowed to make 2016 the year of IRL fitspo, and proceeded to make a ridiculous twice-a-day, seven days-a-week fitness plan, rest assured that after a few trials you’ll probably find yourself kicking this goal to the gutter. Because, hey, sometimes ~life~ just gets in the way and it’s not the end of the world if you miss that F45 class session.
Cutting back on the booze & carbs
Cutting down on carbs and alcohol is often on the top of many New Year’s Resolution lists. But where’s the fun in dedicating your whole year to eating carrot sticks and the occasional almond when you’re craving a donut? Instead of blacklisting some of the greatest pleasures in life, try (key word TRY) consuming them in moderation.
Spending less money on food
You may have looked at your last credit card statement and burst into tears in the realisation that you broke the budget last year by ordering the Smashed Avo at your weekly Sunday brunches. Nevertheless, you’re bound to break your vow to “eat in the comfort of your own home” when you see your friend post that photo of the new burger joint that everyone’s going to on Instagram.
Cutting down on the Netflix binge marathons
If you think that you can successfully remove Netflix from your life, then good luck to you pal… but we’re just saying that it is an almost impossible feat. There’s nothing better than coming home after a long day at work, whipping out your laptop and watching the episode of Making a Murderer that you need to catch up on.
Putting a stop to your procrastinating ways
Procrastinating is a hard habit to kick simply because it helps distract us from the problems and tasks of everyday life. Even if you find yourself racing against the deadline to finish that uni essay, you’ll inevitably find yourself trawling through the most viral videos on YouTube or scrolling through Instagram stalking the Kardashians for a solid couple of hours.
Spending less time on social media
If you’ve promised that you’ll wean yourself off Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat etc you may as well cut yourself from the world and hibernate in a cave for the whole year. In our modern day and age, there’s no easier way to keep in contact with friends and family then sending them a quick message over Facebook Messenger.
Committing to writing in a journal or learning a new language
While the whole concept of reflecting on everyday life in a personal journal is a cute and sentimental idea, having the willpower and dedication to write in it everyday is an immensely stressful task that you have to add to your list of everyday chores. Ain't nobody got time for that. That goes with learning a new language too- seriously, great idea, but show us one person who's actually fulfiled this New Year's resolution.
- Jess Lim