It’s 2017! And with the new year comes new goals, many that people are carrying over from the last year, that maybe they just didn’t get to, or didn’t have time to commit themselves to. And reality is, they're probably not going to stick this year either. So I decided to list the top five New Year’s Resolutions that probably no one is going to keep.
1. Go to the gym/lose weight
Any true gym rat knows that the month of January is the month of all the New Year’s Resolutioners coming in and hogging up gym space and trying to figure out how to use the equipment for the first time. They silently wait until those people finally taper off, once February rolls around. People try to make a habit out of going to the gym, but unless they have a set schedule, it tends to end pretty quickly.
2. Eat healthier
Unless you make a habit out of this one, it’s gonna be difficult to keep. This one requires a lot of will power, and for some people, it’s just easier to grab a bite from a fast food place rather than go home and making dinner after a long day of work (or classes). And for some college students, the dining hall is always a much cheaper option (and for some students the only option), but it is also very dangerous for those with a banquet style dining hall. There’s also the overlying problem of the unlimited amount of pop and other sugary, high calorie drinks that are available to us. So many of us know just how bad the stuff is for us, but it’s a hard habit to kick, especially for some people I know (My roommate, who is 99.9 percent Pepsi).
3. Get more sleep
Again, college students. We all have those all-nighters that we sometimes have to pull, as much as we regret them the next day, or staying out with your friends for just one more hour, that slowly turns into much longer. Or even just trying to get adjusted to being back at school and away from home again. Sleep is a wonderful and fleeting thing, and we all try and get as much of it as we can, but it’s not always possible.
4. Time Management
This, again, fits in with sleep, and exercise, and friends, and homework, and classes and work and everything else that life loves to have us deal with. Some people go into the new year thinking that they’re going to finally start planning their time -- they’re going to write down those big project due dates, get those papers done ahead of time, get homework done not the night before it’s due. We all have dreams, don’t we?
5. Save money
You know all those memes about people who think that they have so much money in their bank account and then they check and they have -$300.08? This may be a huge exaggeration, but there are many of us who struggle to best plan out our funds, and make the best use of our money, especially for those who rely on mom and dad for money for the week, or who have a work study job that barely keeps you going. Or maybe you just really suck at saving money. Who knows? Only you, friend. Only you.