You make them and you break them: New Year’s resolutions. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. At least once in our lives we all vow to do a list of things in the new year and to better ourselves, but as the clock strikes twelve, bursting fireworks are covering our sky and glasses are filled with Champagne we totally forget about these resolutions. Curious which resolutions we all break? We have listed the top 5 of most commonly –broken- resolutions for you!
This one might be relatable for you, as it is for us. Getting healthy covers many things. You have to sign up as a member at a gym and yes; it also requires you to visit the gym at least more than once a month. You have to eat healthier and you might want to put the pizza and other delicious fast-food aside. It requires a high motivation level and you have stay strong at all times, which is almost impossible for most of us.
Some smokers, who find it hard to quit, use the New Year as a new start. A cleanse. No smoking. Well, at least not as much. However, as the exam stress arises and we get bombarded with homework, you secretly start to long to that cigarette you haven’t had in a few weeks. BAM! And before you know it; you’re back at square one.
Family is important. We all know that, but we don’t always realize it. Some of us only start to realize in the last seconds before the New Year starts how many time we actually spend with our families. Not many hours. Not at all! You might not have seen your grandpa for ages. So, you tell yourself to make an appointment soon, but as the night continues you rapidly bid this resolution goodbye.
Yes, college rocks… right? You tell yourself that you are going to spend more time on homework next year. You are going to study two weeks earlier for exams and you will always be on time. As it is a positive mindset, most students fail in keeping this attitude up for the whole year and fall back in their own old routine. Well, at least you gave it a try.
“I don’t need alcohol to turn up”. “I am fun, even without alcohol in my system!”
Sounds familiar? To us it does! We keep telling ourselves that drinking is unnecessary to have a good time when we go out; which might be true. However, as the year progresses and the weeks go by, your thirst for alcohol might grow little by little, until the temptation gets too strong. Well, better luck next year.
What are your resolutions for this year? Do you think that resolutions are pretty useless? Let us know in the comment section!
Written by Jermo Broeren