I'm Sick Of Unrealistic New Year's Resolutions
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I'm Sick Of Unrealistic New Year's Resolutions

I'm taking a detail-oriented approach this year.

I'm Sick Of Unrealistic New Year's Resolutions

The older I get, the more I find New Year's resolutions to be something I can never follow through with.

I set these goals and never take into account that life gets busy during the semester and maybe my goals are just too big. So this year, I have decided to set small goals for myself. Goals that are focused on my health, sleep habits, etc. I feel like every year, people create goals that are so far out of reach, simply because it's this year's health fad, or because you think, "new year, new you" is actually a reasonable thing to strive for.

Sure, we all should take the time now and again to reflect inward but to try and recreate yourself every year seems slightly insane, and not to mention, infeasible.

I feel like these standards only set us up for disappointment. I read somewhere that gym memberships soar in the new year, but within a month, attendance is abysmal. I think it's because people set this goal of, "going to the gym" every day, but instead should set a goal to go once a week, then adjust once that goal has been met. Setting these goals to totally change your lifestyle isn't doing you any favors.

That's why this year, I am setting super tiny goals and working my way upwards. If I accomplish the smaller task, I will move on, but I'm not going to create this list that will totally transform who I am as a person and expect results overnight.

That's insane. It's not going to happen.

I believe resolutions are a great thing; it's a chance to reflect on the past year and the growth you've made, but I feel like we have tried to exaggerate these goals, and now resolutions hold no merit. I want to improve this year. I want to take my vitamins every day and buy produce twice a week instead of once a week. I am focusing on the small details of my life this year and hoping for the best.

New Year's resolutions shouldn't just be some giant goal you can write off. It should be something you truly wish to change or improve upon. I want my resolutions to matter this year and I actually want to follow through with them. Maybe by making my goals more detail oriented, I will have more success than in previous years.

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