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I Never Make New Year's Resolutions

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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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    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

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    My Dad's Resolution

    Ha y'all might like this. It's been documented for ages that most American's can't keep New Year's Resolutions, so some people even say they're made to be broken... My dad finds this frustratingly self-defeatist, so he makes the same New Year's Resolution every year. He resolves...
    zmedleff1 zmedleff1 41-45 Jan 1, 2011

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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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    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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    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 16-17, M Aug 19, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    Used To Do It Every Year.

    I used to make resolutions every year and for reason or reasons never accomplished what I set out to do.  So now I just think about what I really want to accomplish and just do it.
    Michellewhois Michellewhois 56-60 1 Response Jan 1, 2010

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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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    Manageable Targets

    I prefer to set targets that are more realistic over a longer period of time, rather than trying to achieve them as soon as possible and then flagging soon afterwards. Fair enough some of my targets haven't been met but I prefer to think of them as things to achieve slowly and...
    boomshakalaka88 boomshakalaka88 18-21, M Mar 30, 2011

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    Im Not Really A Fan Of Making Resolutions

    i made new year's resolutions during my younger age, but after a week or so i forgot them. so whats the point?? ~_~
    sarapin sarapin 22-25, F Jan 11, 2010

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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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    A Waste Of Time

        I think that having a New years resolution is a waste of time. Most people forget what they set after a while. I don't see why we should set goals that we will never meet by  the end of the year. I just strive to stay out of the hospital. That seems to be good enough for...
    acjf acjf 22-25, F Jan 1, 2011

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    Just a Way of Telling Time

    If something needs to change in my life, I'm not going to wait until the next year to do it. Or, if the beginning of a new year is approaching, I'm not going to look for things that need to change in my life. I don't define phases in my life by the societal ways of telling...
    googleit googleit 18-21, F Dec 31, 2008

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    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M Jan 12

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    I Never Made One

    I had never made a New Year's resolution. I always stick to what plans I have before the year ends and New Year is just another holiday for me. But, I had thought of making one before, but too lazy to do it. haha Anyway, good luck to all the people who made one for the new...
    neo7773 neo7773 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 5, 2010

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    Every Year.

    That new year comes and people go out and ask everyone what your new year resoluation is? I use to make them all the time, but I was one of those people that would make a new year resolution, and not follow through with it, so I gave up even making them within the last 5 years...
    SexyBluEyes SexyBluEyes 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2011

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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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    I'm Too Old

    I've made Resolutions when I was younger, but I stop punshing myself along time ago.
    PriestessTheresa PriestessTheresa 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2010

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    Why Wait?

    If there's something I feel I need to do, I don't see what the point is in waiting till New Years to start. If I were to decide something should be changed in the new year, I would do a 30 day trial of something new rather than make some resolution that probably wouldn't...
    NeonBlueMidnight NeonBlueMidnight 26-30, M Jan 4, 2010

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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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    Lool I make em all the time,

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

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    I Dont Wanna Make New Years Resolutions For The Sake Of It

    I understand that the newness of the year kind of makes you feel like you have a chance to start over and gives you feelings of hope, but in my short experience in life I have become convinced that the only way we can change successfully in our lives is by consciously making a...
    Spekular Spekular 22-25, F Jul 28, 2010

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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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    I Stopped

    I figured it was a losing battle to wait all year for New Years only to go back on my resolution anyways. I just try to do things now because it's the right thing to do.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 24, 2010

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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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    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 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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    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 16 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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    I Hate Them

    I sit and watch my aunt make the same new years resolutions and she never stays with it. I made one and that was to stay happy and not to fuss over the littlest things and to just take a break but it didn't go threw just because i couldn't put my mind to it. I think that they...
    jackcook02 jackcook02 18-21, F Feb 26, 2010

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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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    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

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    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

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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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    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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    Why ?

    It's always good to have boundaries for yourself, or to set goals, but why on New Years ? Why promise to do something, or not to do something for 365 days ? Something may change in that time period that is beyond your control that makes you have to break that resolution. Goals...
    TexasBelle TexasBelle 22-25, F Apr 19, 2011

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    New Years Day

    Check this out !! I bet most people were laying in bed trying to get some or waking up. Well I did both got some and woke up next to wifey.Spend time doing the honey do list. Well have that I took a break and went for a union break. Well the break was way more than that,came...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 6, 2011

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    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

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    March 25

    Did you know today is Old New Year's Day ? Up until the year 1751, when the Gregorian calendar was adopted, Great Britain and its North American colonies considered today as the beginning of the new year. Happy New Year again!
    Purehope Purehope 41-45, F Apr 3, 2011

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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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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    #164 My New Year's Resolution

      I plan to do just what I've done. I kind of like what I've become. If something new should call my name I might consent to play the game. But all in all I'm quite content To work to live and pay the rent. I love the life I've worked to make I've people here I won't forsake...
    DragonBlue DragonBlue 66-70 1 Response Jan 7, 2011

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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 Always Forget Them Anyway

    I never write them down and they're usually just the same things I've been meaning to do anyway. Just because I decide to say them at the beginning of the year doesn't make me any more likely to complete them sooner. I will accomplish them at the same time I would even without...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08 26-30 Sep 24, 2008

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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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