Top 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Make a New Years Resolution
Well, it’s officially a new year and everyone is posting “new year, new me” statuses and what they are resolving to do this year. According to US News, 80 percent of New Year’s Resolutions don’t live past February. Yes, it is a new year with many new chances, but it is also just another day. Sometimes, trying to change an aspect of your life so quickly doesn’t always work. Here are the top 5 reasons why you shouldn’t make a new years resolution.
Why You Shouldn’t Make a New Years Resolution – You Think Too Big
Some people’s goals are “I’m going to lose 50 pounds” or “I’m going to get engaged by the end of the year,” etc., instead of saying “I’m going to build more muscle or lose some weight” or “I’m going to put myself out there and go on more dates.”
Make it something achievable and small steps to your larger goal. I’m not saying, don’t reach for the stars, but sometimes it may not be achievable in a little amount of time.
Why You Shouldn’t Make a New Years Resolution – You Make it Public
Social media is so prevalent today that people feel the need to compare themselves to others and share what their resolutions are, instead of keeping them to yourself. That makes everyone aware of it and, therefore, puts pressure on you because you told everyone about it.
It will stress you out and make everyone questions when they see you how your resolution is or is not going.
Why You Shouldn’t Make a New Years Resolution – There’s No Plan
Did you plan out what you are going to do or just say, yeah, I’m going to do this? Having a plan, writing stuff down, and taking it one day at a time really helps you live a stress free life. Plus, it may help you stick to the resolution.
Don’t Focus on One Aspect When You Can Improve Your Whole Life
Sure, you may need to lose a few pounds or want to travel to a bunch of places but do something every day that makes you happy and slowly improves your life.
If You Don’t Achieve It, You’re Made to Feel Sorry For Yourself
You’re not any less of a good person if you didn’t read as many books as you wanted to or didn’t learn how to sew. Life gets in the way and gets busy and we may not always have time for those little things. Don’t feel bad about it. Be happy with what you did accomplish.
Don’t make resolutions. Make plans, set goals, and if you don’t accomplish them by the end of the year, don’t feel bad. You have the rest of your life to work for it.
Happy New Year! I hope it’s great.