Start writing a post
If you asked me for a New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am. ~ Cyril Cusack.

Happy New Year once again! It’s only the second week of the New Year and one out of the many things still trending in the New Year are 'New Year Resolution(s).’ Many people have different takes on it, but I'm a little bit indifferent about the New Year Resolution thing. I have never really made a New Year Resolution but I remember making one last year but along the way, I was never really faithful to it and at the end of the year, I realized this and also possible things that were responsible for it.

So, before I give a list of possible things to include in your New Year Resolutions this year, I would love to say that one of the things that could make you stay unfaithful to your resolutions is when you decide to make it a ‘normal thing’ to do. Making a New Year Resolution shouldn’t be a thing you have to do because that’s the norm. If that’s why it is done, it’s definitely not gonna bring out the results you envisaged because it is borne out of a wrong motivation. You don’t have to do it because people are doing it. Lastly, your list doesn’t have to be bogus. What are the things you probably feel you need to get better at? Or probably what did you leave undone last year? What are the new things you intend to get your hands on? The list of things to include in your resolutions are endless but it doesn’t have to irrelevant or unnecessary. The purpose is to get better and not to impress yourself by creating a very long list or your friends.

Now let’s get to it, the following are 5 possible things to include in your New Year Resolutions.

1. Stop Procrastinating: Trust me, procrastinating can be quite addictive. It’s so easy to postpone and say ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’ and then just like that tomorrow never stops! It takes quite an effort to overcome but you can do it with dedication, consistency and determination.

2. Deal with that struggle: Sometimes, one of the hardest thing to address and deal with is our personal struggles. It’s time to stop denying and accept the fact that what we are going through/struggling with is very real and deciding/opening ourselves up to getting better and thereby embarking on the journey to healing.

3. Eat Healthy: Yes! The junk life is the easiest thing to get addicted to after procrastination. It’s time to drop the sweet/sugary things that endangers our system for the healthy ones. Choose to drop some flaxseeds in your flakes than sugar.

4. Read more: There is no shortcut to getting knowledge except you read! Not just reading anything but reading quality books. Books that cater for our different kinds of welfare from physical to spiritual.

5. Get quality sleep: The place of sleep doesn’t override the place of hard work. You can still get quality sleep while you work hard. Don’t see a movie while you’re supposed to be asleep. This can be quite challenging to achieve but with dedication you can pull it off! To each time, be true! Don’t breakdown due to lack of sleep because when you do, there will be no one to pull the hard work off.

Hope you did find this very helpful? What else are you adding to your list? Cheers to dedication, focus and determination.

Happy New Year!!!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Today is Bisexuality Day and I'm more than ready to give all the bisexuals some love by breaking the stigma. I see you, I hear you, I appreciate you.

Bisexuliaty is a sexual orientation where people can form attraction and/or relationships to more than one gender. More than half of the LGBTQ+ community identifies as bisexual but it comes with a ton of bias, discrimination, and violence. And, honestly, bisexuals tend to be forgotten becuase bi-erasure wants to hold onto biphobia to question the existence and legitimacy of bisexuality.

Keep Reading... Show less

5 Couples Get Real About Canceling Their Dream Weddings Because Of COVID-19

"It definitely reinforced that as long as we have each other, we can make it through anything together."

Courtesy of Georgia & Mike Bernstein

There isn't one person the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hasn't affected. While COVID-19 is risking everyone's physical health, it's also destroying the world's economy and personal finances, weakening mental health, wreaking havoc on education... and, well, the list goes on.

Among the many things being impacted is love.

Keep Reading... Show less

A Couple's Wedding In Peru Was Postponed By COVID-19, But A Lifetime Of Love Is Worth The Wait

"We'd prefer to wait and have the wedding that both of us have always thought of."

Courtesy of Rory Semple

During their first semester at Instituto de Empresa (IE Business School) while working on graduate degrees in Madrid, Spain, soon-to-be-newlyweds Rory and Gigi met when they were placed in a workgroup together — and the rest was history. Now, four years after their relationship began, the couple's fall plans to get married in Perú, where Gigi is originally from, have since been postponed by COVID-19.

Though things haven't always been easy for the pair because of immigration, starting a skincare business together, and now, canceling their dream wedding because of the pandemic, they have always worked together as a team (maybe we should all be in a workgroup with our future spouses).

Keep Reading... Show less

A Bumble Couple's Wedding Was Canceled By COVID-19, But Nothing Could Come Between This Perfect Match

"The whole purpose of all the stress and time and tears was that we love each other and that was all that mattered."

Courtesy of Shanna and Kaihla

Shortly after Kaihla's sister made her a dating profile on Bumble (despite her fear of being catfished), she matched with Shanna, and their chemistry was quickly undeniable. So much so that only a month and a half into dating, Shanna told her best friend "I think I'm going to marry her," and eventually, the nonprofit worker and elementary PE teacher duo proved this to be true.

In the fourth episode of a new docuseries called "Pandemic Weddings" by SoulPancake, the couple opens up about how they met, the difficulties of canceling a non-refundable wedding of their dreams (that took a year and a half to plan), as well as the pain of having family members who didn't support their marriage use the pandemic as a convenient excuse not to come.

Keep Reading... Show less
Bobbie Hall

This fall was my boyfriend and I's two-year anniversary! In the past for special occasions, we've typically gone out for a movie and dinner or just did something fun in general. However, in the year of COVID, we didn't really feel safe doing something like that.

Instead, we wanted to try something new that kept us significantly more socially distanced. Luckily, I found a TikTok trend a few months ago that gave me the perfect idea! The Target TikTok trend blew up all over for couples and friends alike. It seemed like a fun activity for us but also a good way to get each other gifts that we might not have thought about.

Keep Reading... Show less

If there's one thing everyone's talking about right now, it's voting — in real life, on social media, and yes, even on dating apps.

And rightfully so! Because is there really anything sexier than someone who cares about using their voice to be the change they want to see? In my opinion, no... not much, honestly.

Keep Reading... Show less
Tai Adaya

Any medium- to dark-skinned woman knows how difficult it can be to find the right SPF. Most mass-market SPF products are catered to lighter skin tones, and the potent UV-blocking titanium dioxide and zinc oxide have a way of leaving an unflattering white or grey cast on the skin.

Keep Reading... Show less

10 Fall Fashion Trends Every Stylish Closet Needs This 2020 — Here Are Options For EVERY Budget

Whether you're on a budget or willing to splurge, you can attain the perfect fall wardrobe with these pieces!


Even if the only time you're leaving the house is to go to the grocery store, I'm a firm believer in getting dressed up to make yourself feel better. With these trends, your Insta feed (and followers) will be thanking you.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

Florida Residents, Here Is Your Step-By-Step Guide For Registering To Vote

Every state is different, so get familiar with your county's regulations early!


The 2020 presidential election is coming up fast and it's important now more than ever to know the resources available to voters. With COVID-19, this election looks a bit different this year — mail will be slower, and polls will have longer lines and more health and safety regulations. Because of this, knowing where to register if you haven't already, checking your registration status, and requesting a vote-by-mail ballot is crucial information to be aware of.

Each state has different links and different websites, so this information primarily pertains to Florida residents.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments