I Never Make New Year's Resolutions

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    I'm more like "let's see how long I can 1 avoid

    the vending machine. 2 keep from foul language 3 keep money in my account 4 eat well
    coppertoned coppertoned
    31-35, F
    Jan 1, 2015

    I'm gonna be straight with all you people on EP,

    I don't make New Years resolutions because people make New Years a big deal and people wanna say oh I'm gonna change myself because i wanna be a better person, but me I'm always gonna be me I'm not gonna change myself for another year for no reason! I will always be me and no...
    PantyQueen95 PantyQueen95
    22-25, T
    Dec 31, 2014

    Never Have Never Will

    I don't make new years resolutions for the very reason that I know I'll never keep it, just like everybody else. I know so many people who make the resolution to get fit, join a gym on a 12 month contract and then never go. Or say they're going to give up smoking, do, but only...
    robin1986 robin1986
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 31, 2009

    The Resolution Paradox

    I like paradoxes and believe that new years resolutions are meant to be broken so every year i make the same one.....Not to make any resolutions!!!!! Considering that making a vow to not do something by the very act of doing it creates the paradox ( more of an oxymoron actually i...
    PausingDrifter PausingDrifter
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 31, 2009

    I am not one to make a New Years resolution,

    I try to better myself everyday. I can say, that I will be very glad to leave this year behind me. I believe in fresh starts, and sometimes you have to fall back and regroup, regain your footing and move forward. This is what I plan to do. I'm thankful for my friends, family...
    Sunnykel76 Sunnykel76
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Dec 31, 2015

    There's no use, I never follow them anyway,

    I always lie to myself and say "I'll do it!" The next day I'm back to doing the same thing I did last year.
    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor
    18-21, F
    Jul 31, 2014

    Complete my studies!

      I Don't usually make New year Resolutions! But if i had too, then completing my studies before the end of July will be my first choice.  
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Dec 20, 2008


    I never make new years resolutions and never give stuff up for lent. My reasoning is: I have had to give up so many things just to survive that I feel I have met my quota!
    Amala82962 Amala82962
    46-50, F
    May 11, 2012

    Happy New Year

    I wish all of my friends a very happy new year. resolutions sound too rigid in days of dynamic fluctuations in our social environment. so. only enjoy each and every moment of life. you too enjoy the same.. lol dont make resolutions to not be my friend as i promise that...
    giftafamily giftafamily
    1 Response Dec 31, 2012

    Reflections Of The Past Year

    I never make New Year's resolutions. If I have a problem, I just try to fix it. I don't wait for the New Year's to make it happen. That is too much pressure which causes people to fail. Besides, waiting makes things worse whether it is weight, debt, whatever. What I do is...
    akindheart akindheart
    61-65, F
    12 Responses Dec 27, 2012
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    Dec 31, 2015

    I Am Anti New Year's Resolutions

    with the long string of broken promises and unmet resolutions made on new years day i have found myself very much against the idea.  instead i make short term goals of things that needs taken care of regardless of the time or the season.  this way, i cease from...
    mica62 mica62
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2008

    But this year I am planning on being healthier

    (so cliche, I know) and being kinder to those around me. Being kinder to myself, and really taking charge of my career. Oh and volunteering to save kittens (:
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

    Whip It

    For years I've thought about making them, because besides nursing a hangover, that's what we're supposed to do, right? I've made lame attempts at them over the years and then just decided to NOT wait until Jan. 1st to make a change in my life. Why wait? Why prolong? Take the...
    vabrunette vabrunette
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 17, 2012

    i always make one but never stick to it

    so there's no point in making one
    tylerstevens031397 tylerstevens031397
    18-21, M
    Dec 30, 2014

    Instead of New Years resolutions my friends

    and I create a list of things that we always wanted to do but never get round to doing it. It's called 'The Tomorrow List'. It's more positive than resolutions and much more fun. Each month we all help the others achieve at least one of their objectives. It not only boosts...
    lu3elle79 lu3elle79
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2015

    What Is The Point

    You need to try your best to live beter everyday so what is the point in waiting until new years to try.For me I go a week at a time and at the end of the week I sit and think of ways I can make the  new week beter. Sometimes like dont argue with the mail man and you wont be...
    littleboyblu162010 littleboyblu162010
    18-21, M
    Aug 19, 2010

    i dont see a point in it

    when i never last more then a week anyways
    Taylor031397 Taylor031397
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 30, 2014

    New Years Resolutions

    1/17/10 New Year I woke up in a fog, checked my phone first thing for the time. 11:57. TV blaring in the background. I was sweaty. I’m sure from a combination of the blanket I’d kicked down to my feet or the radiator still pumping heat in spite of my fan and my open window...
    bornrong bornrong
    Dec 16, 2012

    Never Have, Never Will

    Why should I make a resolution because of a date? It means nothing to me, and I've always detested making or articulating my personal 'goals'. So few people actually follow through with the resolutions that they make on this holiday anyway, so what's the point? It's a day to...
    EerieLights EerieLights
    Oct 30, 2012

    Made One to Not Make Any More

    Living with my mother and aunts as a child they were big on new years resolutions and encouraged us kids to make them too. It was like going out of your way to plan for failure. So at about nine years old when pressured to make a new years resolution I made one to not make any...
    identitytwo identitytwo
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 19, 2009

    No point in it honestly.

    Most people make and fail in a week or less.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

    New Year's Revolving Doors...

    I'll do this..no... *whee* I'll do that *swish*... Just keep spinning, people. New Years Resolutions are just false determination. Like that shoe conglomerate spouts: Just Do It (NOWW!) *smiles*
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 30, 2008

    New Year's Resolutions

    New Years Resolutions,Waste of time,Never keep 'em,Only adds pressure to life,Who'd do that?
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jun 27, 2012

    I Always Make New Years Resolutions, Here's Why.

    I always make New Years Resolutions because they give me the chance to reflect on my past , my present and my future. Once I've figured out where I've been, where I am and where I want to go, I find it pretty easy to make meaningful resolutions. The real key is to make them with...
    jim345 jim345
    51-55, M
    Dec 31, 2012


    It's one of the delights of the season.  Serious people having resolutions for the year to come.  Ever since my resolution was defeated to stop ************, I stopped making resolutions altogether.  Other people certainly should continue making them. ...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    Mar 30, 2010
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 31, 2014

    Waste of time. If you could make them

    for new year, why not any other time?
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Dec 30, 2014

    Why Wait?

    I never make new years resolutions, because why wait till new years to decide that you want change something? It's either that or you're making resolutions for the sake of making resolutions. If there's something you want to change, set a goal and change it then, there's no...
    Peroigrin Peroigrin
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 18, 2011
    persononinternet persononinternet
    18-21, M
    Jan 12, 2014

    These Days I Only Make New Resolutions On My Birthday

    When I was a kid, I was told to make a list of new year's resolutions. Something like a new start to a new book. All kinds of resolutions those days; will finish my homework before 6pm, will not watch cartoon hour unless I have showered and changed into my pyjamas, must leave the...
    muchasgracias muchasgracias
    3 Responses Jan 7, 2010


    If things have to change for the better, I will do it and not simply for a new year.
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    Jan 1, 2013

    Instead, I like to do 30 day challenges,

    or 101 things in 1001 days lists. I'm actually going to start my second 101 in 1001 next month!
    secretthoughts secretthoughts
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 2, 2015

    Wise Words,

    Every new year people make resolutions to change aspects of themselves they believe are negative. A majority of people revert back to how they were before and feel like failures. This year I challenge you to a new resolution. I challenge you to just be yourself. Aisha Elderwyn...
    41-45, M
    1 Response Dec 30, 2008

    We are two weeks into the new year

    and though I didn't plan on making resolutions I find myself attempting to make changes in my life. I decided to do something about my health and to begin I targeted my inclination to lose a few pounds. OK, maybe 30 or 40, but that's just incidental, since that lasted about two...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 14, 2014

    Lool I make em all the time,

    I just never stick to em.
    MixedJayy MixedJayy
    18-21, F
    Apr 9, 2014

    What's The Point....

    Everyone makes New Years resolutions and for the life of me I cannot figure out why.......They start these things they want to change, realize it is harder than they thought it would be and quit......Why not just admit to yourself it will not work out and just start it when you...
    Brunhild Brunhild
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Sep 12, 2011
    Ebolaa Ebolaa
    18-21, M
    Dec 31, 2014

    "New Year's Resolutions Can Be Bad For You: Mental Health Charity"

    I read that in Yahoo news.. I never make new year's resolutions. They make me feel hopeless and worthless whenever I fail. :P As quoted in the article: "In 2009, instead of making a New Year's resolution, think positively about the year to come and what you can achieve."...
    anschel anschel
    22-25, F
    18 Responses Jan 1, 2009

    I Think I Used To..

    I wonder what the point is. I think that I should goals to improve myself everyday, not at just the start of the year.
    SavedByGrace14 SavedByGrace14
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2008

    Why Should I?

    You should be doing your best every single day.... that is all.
    DewDropsontheGrass DewDropsontheGrass
    13-15, F
    Nov 12, 2012

    Resolutions Are Pointless

    I dont wait for a new year to change what I dont like. If I want something or want to do something I do it. Waiting around and setting goals that you are just going to forget is pointless.
    Jonnn Jonnn
    18-21, M
    Jan 12, 2010

    The Secret To New Years Revolution.

    It seems to me that to succed at new years resolutions you must do the following: *Say your going to pick something simple. *Decide you want to change the world. *Make the new years resolution *Feel proactive and inspired for the night. *Wake up with a killer hangover. *Decide...
    vegecullen vegecullen
    13-15, F
    Oct 12, 2011

    I never do, but this year is different.

    My New Year resolution is to feed every day the love I have found and make it grow. Some days the food will be more abundant, others scarcer, but I want to add something every day.
    deleted deleted
    Dec 30, 2014
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