New Year, New Resolutions...Maybe? Will There Be A New You In 2018?
Honestly I have not made a New Year's resolution in years. I find them pointless, and a pre-destined failure of sorts. Don't get me wrong, I am all about changing for the better and being the best me I can be. I don't know, maybe it is the rebel in me, but I refuse to make January 1st of any year my pivotal point. My day of instant epiphany, self-discipline, and yes, self-righteousness. Why any particular day to change, to do better, to be better? Procrastination maybe? Just a few more cheat days, weeks, or months if you start on the first of the year?
Personally I am always working on losing weight, getting healthier, giving more, learning more, and striving to be a better wife, mother, and friend. Would I have more success if I made a New Year's resolution? Not likely for me, but if it works for you go for it. I am currently in a highly motivated zone. After I turned forty, I told myself that I would become the best version of me yet. I am still a work in progress, but I have 10 years, right? Well 8 years now, but who's counting.
Here are the top resolutions people made for 2017. I am betting you will recognize yours.
- Lose Weight/Eat Healthy
- Self Improvement
- Better Financial Decisions
- Quit Smoking
- Do More Exciting Things
- Spend More Time With Family/Close Friends
- Work Out More
- Learn Something New On My Own
- Do More For Others
- Find The Love Of My Life
The resolutions list is the perfect starter to-do list for having a great life. Did you make a resolution? Do you always make resolutions? Statistics show 42% of people never make resolutions. Either way, I hope 2018 is your best year yet.