8 New Year's Resolutions We've All Tried And Failed
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8 New Year's Resolutions We've All Tried And Failed

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8 New Year's Resolutions We've All Tried And Failed

It's about time to start thinking about New Year's Resolutions again! Now, there are so many things we say we're going to do every year and never actually end up doing.

Here's a list of the top 8 New Year's resolutions that we all make but almost never accomplish.

1. Losing Weight

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We always start each year thinking that we're going to exercise all the time. We're so motivated! After all, new year, new me right? We get gym memberships and even go a couple times. All to just end up like this after the first month:

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2. Be a Better Person

Let's face it, some of us are just mean as hell. We think, "maybe next year I'll be nicer." And we are...until someone pisses us off.

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3. Stop Cursing

Cursing, especially on the east coast, is a way of life. We love to curse here. Every other word is a curse, and we don't even notice. The better half of us has attempted to stop cursing so many times, but let's face it:

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4. Start Taking More Chances

We want to be more adventurous, but that just might not be in our nature. Also taking chances is risky business. We might start out doing it, but sometimes it just doesn't work out for us.

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5. Eating Better

We keep finding out more and more information about how bad all the food we eat on a daily basis is, and this might encourage people to decide they want to eat better in the new year. But fast food just tastes so good!

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6. Reading More

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7. Stop Drinking Soda

We all know how bad it is for us, but as soon as we go out to eat this resolution is thrown out the window.

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8. Stop Procrastinating

We all know procrastination is the source of our problems, but who wants to start another task right after they finished one? We need some down time, which is fine until that downtime extends until the day before that project is due.

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New Year's resolutions are commitments we make with excitement and are soon forgotten about. Let's change that this year! 2016 sucked, we all know it. So, to make 2017 better, hold yourself and your friends accountable for their resolutions. Make sure everyone's doing their part and try not to add another thing to this list.

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