Every year people make new year’s resolutions and while the intent is to follow and live by them throughout the year, very few of them actually materialise.
While there are some new ones, some simply are carried forward every year.
As we are already into 2023, let’s take a look at some resolutions that people make almost every year but fail to follow through on.
1. Eat Healthy
Well, the most difficult one perhaps. Almost everyone watching their weight or health take this one up as their priority when they make new year’s resolutions. Eating healthy and clean tops the list and while it sounds easy, it’s actually quite difficult to follow or keep up with. Especially, if you love munching on late-night junk or find it difficult to find a place in your heart for the greens!
2. Exercise More
Just like eating healthy, hitting the gym or exercising, in general, is another common resolution people make. It takes a lot of motivation, dedication and willpower which many of us lack — not always though.
We make crazy workout routines and a goal to hit the gym at least 5-6 times a week and while it’s all good until January ends, the struggle to keep up with it begins the very next month. Especially, if you work for crazy hours. Maybe, this year?
3. Save Money
Another very common new year’s resolution is to curb our expenses — which basically means fewer trips to the malls and no ordering-in! But as good as the idea to save money for the much-awaited vacation sounds, some last-minute date night emergency shopping or late-night hunger pangs prove to be the biggest hurdles. We always got that “I’ve got nothing to wear in my cupboard, let’s go shopping” days, right? Well, for most of us, it’s more often than y’all think!
4. Cut down on social media
Social media has built careers for many and while it’d a good platform to interact and socialise digitally, it’s addictive! Think of those nights you’ve wanted to sleep early but ended up watching reels till 4 in the morning. Sounds familiar, right?
While many of us want to cut down time on our social media usage, it’s difficult to keep up, especially with the new outfit inspiration ideas and funny memes. But let’s hope 2023 proves to be the year that makes us keep up with this resolution.
5. Quit smoking
Well, this is not for everyone, just smokers! Everybody who smokes knows it’s a bad thing and extremely unhealthy and still does it. It’s addictive which is why people make a new year’s resolution to quit it. Some do it in a planned way while some just give up — only to smoke another cigarette 6 days later!
Smoking is injurious to health. So good luck quitting!