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Why I don’t believe in New Years Resolutions

A New Years Resolution is a promise to yourself or decision to do something, especially to improve one’s behavior or lifestyle in some way, during the year ahead.

This is not going to be a long post but with New Year’s Eve is coming up real soon and instead of telling you what my New Years Resolutions are (because I don’t have any) I am going to tell you why I think they are stupid, this is just my opinion.

The main reason I don’t believe in New Years Resolutions is that I don’t think people should wait until the following year to make a change. Why would you wait for the end of the year or the new year to change yourself for the better? Most of the time people just make resolutions to fit in and have no intention of completing them. The most common resolution that I see is the “lose weight or get in shape” resolution. It’s either they work out a decent amount and still eat the same stuff or worse because “they earned it” because they worked out or the majority who do great the first few days to a week then just stop going because they just want to give up, they are tired and sore (which is a good thing for getting in shape) or they don’t see any changes yet. First off, you are not going to see any dramatic changes within 7 days of working out, it takes time and dedication.

I don’t understand why people make these resolutions. Make your goals and change your life for the better than do it right now, don’t wait to put it off until the end of the year. Take that first step and go into the new year already on track for your goal!

Today’s question is, what are your New Years Resolutions for 2019? My goals are to lose weight and get my numbers up in my powerlifting.

Thank you so much for reading this post! I hope you all had a great Christmas or holiday, happy new year and a great 2019! and don’t forget to have a great day!

-Alex

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8 thoughts on “Why I don’t believe in New Years Resolutions”

  1. I really really believe in New Years Resolutions! I do know that I kind of make them resolutions/goals though, and it’s cheating a little bit… I don’t think you should wait until the new year either though! I know I just set them once, and as I do them through the year they are done by the end of the year, so it makes sense to start new goals in the coming year just because well, that’s when I putt he deadline. But I also check in halfway through the year and change/adapt my goals depending on what I have learned or if I have changed my ideas. But yeah, I believe in them!

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  2. I’m not a huge person for New Year’s Resolutions myself, mine are usually to continue what I’ve been doing and keep trying to improve myself/my job etc. I do, however like this one resolution I’ve been keeping to for the past couple of years to try at least one new recipe a month. I’ve managed to keep at that and try A LOT of new recipes, and have come out the other end with a love for cooking.

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  3. I definitely agree that people over-hype New Year’s resolutions, but personally I think they’re not all bad – at the very least, people are taking a moment to think about where they are and where they want to be. of course, it helps if the goals are realistic and actionable – “go the gym twice a week” instead of “get fit,” for example.

    next year I’m planning to timeblock my week for better time management and productivity, and work out more consistently in the mornings. I’ve been doing both on and off for the past few months, and new year’s usually gives me a bit of momentum to stick with new habits, so I’m feeling pretty optimistic.

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