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I Never Make New Year's Resolutions

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    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

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    Waste of time. If you could make them

    for new year, why not any other time?
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Dec 30, 2014

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    Why Should I?

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

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    Never

    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

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    Rather than making a New Years resolution,

    one that I'm unlikely to keep, I like to simply reflect on the year past. I give thanks while tucking it away within my memories and let the tide of the coming year become my focus...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    No point in it honestly.

    Most people make and fail in a week or less.
    laurenstone97 laurenstone97 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Funny

    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

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    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...
    UNIQUE69 UNIQUE69 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2008

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    Actually... I never USED to.

    .. But since the past couple of years, I do, and even if half of them actually see the light, it has at least sheer entertaining value... as the theme for a girls soirée ! Highly recommended by the way... I get together with my closest friends and we held an almost "official...
    neeia neeia 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    xshilx xshilx 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Ebolaa Ebolaa 16-17, M Dec 31, 2014

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    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 2 Responses Mar 19, 2009

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    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

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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 26-30, F Jan 1

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    Why

    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

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    Thats the one thing i HATE about new years,

    everyone talking sh*t about some New year new me And making all kinds of new years resolution that everyone knows they wont keep past the first few days let alone the first week
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    persononinternet persononinternet 18-21, M Jan 12, 2014

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    Lool I make em all the time,

    I just never stick to em.
    MixedJayy MixedJayy 16-17, F Apr 9, 2014

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    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 56-60, F 15 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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    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 41-45 1 Response Dec 31, 2012

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    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 31-35 3 Responses Jan 7, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 18-21 Oct 30, 2012

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    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.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M Dec 30, 2014

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    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 16-17, F Jul 31, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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...
    cheleshere cheleshere 66-70, F Jan 14, 2014

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    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 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    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...
    Fetish4life Fetish4life 18-21, T Dec 31, 2014

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    It has been several years

    since I stop making them. I am far from perfect but I think I a happy with myself. I do not drink much, I do not smoke, I am a good person, my weight and health have been optimal, I exercise on a regular basis. But we can always do better right? I have found inspiration and the...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 6 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    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

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    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 (:
    Sweetie79 Sweetie79 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    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.  
    UNIQUE69 UNIQUE69 41-45, M 5 Responses Dec 20, 2008

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    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

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    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 1 Response Dec 31, 2012

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    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 31-35 Dec 16, 2012

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    "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 19 Responses Jan 1, 2009

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    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

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