New Year’s Resolutions: Are They Really Worth It?

New Years Resolutions

So the year is almost over soon enough I will be seeing people make new year’s resolutions  I don’t plan on making any this year.

Do I think they are ever worth it?
Yes and no, let me explain.

YES

I think they are a good idea for people to better themselves and work on certain aspects of their lives. That’s great now that’s the part I agree with, but I don’t think it’s worth it if you only have one big goal you wanted to set for this year.

Let’s say you wanted to lose weight. The most popular of the goals people have during the holiday season, so you get the gym membership, you stock your fridge with organic healthy food, you do this for about 3 or 4 weeks, and then you’re done. You don’t want to do it anymore so you stop and go back to your unhealthy habits and you’re left feeling guilty about not keeping your resolution.

You say to yourself next year I will do it and you go through the same thing year after year feeling bad about not hitting this goal you set for yourself.

NO

I think the part about new year’s resolution I don’t like is that they are too generic of a resolution and we don’t make them more realistic and tailored to fit our lives and we put too much pressure and guilt on ourselves to hit this goal or otherwise what did we accomplish this year? 

I think we as a society put too much 0f our hopes on new year’s resolution that just because it’s about to be a new year soon we have to set goals for ourselves to better our lives. I personally believe if we all sat down and wrote a reasonable list of goals we wanted to accomplish throughout the year that would be easier than just one big specific goal that you might not even hit in that time frame. 

Let me give you an example, so you want to eat healthier you start swapping out fruit for a doughnut, and little by little you do these little food swaps and you start noticing your not craving the junk you are used to.

Another example, you see others on social media prating self-care and you want to try it because you think it would benefit you so you could start practicing it by taking the time you would have used to scroll on social media, and you can download a meditation app and start taking that time you would be scrolling to take a couple of minutes out of your day for some self-care.

Resolutions’ can be beneficial if you set little goals throughout the year for yourself. They are not good if you’re stressing about them making yourself feel guilty about not hitting your resolutions.

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Larissa Martin

Hi my name is Larissa I am a non-fiction inspirational writer my goal with my writing is not to have people like it but to open minds and change viewpoints after reading my workView Author posts