It's Totally Cool To Break All Of Your Resolutions
Start writing a post
Entertainment

It's Totally Cool To Break All Of Your Resolutions

This one goes out to all my resolution breakers. We are still great.

4
It's Totally Cool To Break All Of Your Resolutions

I made a handful of resolutions for the new year. I thought, perhaps, if I kept the list brief, my objectives might actually have a shot at becoming achievements. Spoiler Alert: They haven't. My first resolution was to go for walks each day. The second was to rediscover recreational reading. The third -- to eat healthier. The fourth -- to simply do better. Lastly, the fifth, to actually keep my resolutions, which, as this article will elaborate, was broken as early as the first day of 2017's January.

I am a victim of myself in many situations, especially when it comes to adhering to my own goals and ambitions. I am sure this holds true for most people. I am sending out an air hug to all of you who know the struggle. It is a common idea; you are your own worst enemy. Well, let me tell you, I must really be out to get myself because I have been dealing with a discouragingly significant amount of failure lately. I have not gone on walks each day. In fact, I have been on one walk. It ended quickly. I conveniently broke my shoe and fussed at myself when I realized I was happy about it. Admittedly, I routinely roll out of bed around 11:30 each morning with little regard for my outward appearance as I sluggishly stumble into my only class of the day. I find an excuse to nap as soon as the class is over and the moment I wake up, I am dying for human interaction, so I run to my friends and bury myself in conversation, movies, food, and beverages. Of course, when nighttime comes along, you just cannot go for a walk. Okay? You just can't. It's dark and there are werewolves. It's a valid excuse. See what I am doing here? This is habitual. I feel like I inhale and exhale explanations as to why I cannot follow through. As for reading, I read about half of Amy Poehler's book, "Yes, Please," which I would highly recommend to any admirer of truth and humor in the real world. Anyway, I read half of it, and that may be all, because once I put something down, whatever motivation it entails tends to fly out of the nearest window only to never return. So sad. My third resolution was to eat healthier. I know "weight loss" is not an appealing quest, so I am tricking myself by changing the wording. I'll let you know if anything comes of it. Anyway, I have yet to even take a crack at this one. For all you Spartanburgers, I ate Wade's and Fuji today. No to-go boxes resulted, just happy plates. My fourth resolution -- to simply do better -- has been broken in so many ways, I truly question my capability as a human being. I promised myself I would be stronger. Alas, I was crying about something petty within ten minutes post ball drop. I broke someone else's phone yesterday. My room is a wreck. I cannot find anything. I have yet to read for class. I am 21 years old and I swear I found a gray hair on my head yesterday. Folks, 2017 has been nothing short of a train wreck and it is only the 8th of January.

My resolutions have been horribly neglected and I could be so upset with myself, but I'm not. I expect that you expect some brilliant philosophical rationale for why I feel okay about my failed resolutions, but the answer is pretty simple. I knew I would break them. I am 21 and free floating. I know I am not the only one. I know that there is a coming year in which I will be able to stick to something. But, new years' resolutions are demanding. They ask you to do something all year. They ask you to maintain motivation. It's a commitment. If you're my ex, you can vouch for me when I say that this is not one of my areas of expertise. Sometimes, I will go for walks, and sometimes I won't. One day, I will pick up that book again, but it will not be tomorrow and probably not the next day either. Sorry, Amy Poehler. You know I love you. I might eat healthier, but I cannot give up every restaurant that blesses my palate. Spartanburgers, you know how hard it is. Think about it. Wade's? No. I am way too fragile to rip something so crucial out of my life. As far as doing better, I may not be, but I am. It is okay to fall short of my designs. It doesn't make me a failure, it just makes me more aware. Also, I know that, just because I have done poorly thus far, it does not mean that I cannot begin again tomorrow. For all of you who are struggling with your resolutions, it is okay. Truly. Think about it. January 1st was a new day like any other. I will make a deal with you. I won't go to Wade's tomorrow if you hold true to one of your resolutions for the day. If I can do this, you can do anything.

Perfection is what resolutions tend to ask for and perfection is something I will never have.

"Let go of what you will never have. People who do this are happier and sexier" (Amy Poehler).

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

What Your Car's Color Says About Your Personality

Your color choice speaks volumes. It doesn't just emit an image for the car, it also says something about your style and personality! It's a form of self-expression. Are you confident? Are you sophisticated? Are you easy-going? Are you outgoing? Are you practical? As you're reviewing car sites for your next car purchase, what color will you opt for? Find out what certain color choices says about you!

42693

When it comes to car shopping you likely have certain preferences, including what color it should be. Your color choice speaks volumes. It doesn't just emit an image for the car, it also says something about your style and personality! It's a form of self-expression. Are you confident? Are you sophisticated? Are you easy-going? Are you outgoing? Are you practical? As you're reviewing car sites for your next car purchase, what color will you opt for? Find out what certain color choices says about you!

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

30 Songs On My Back-To-School Playlist For Walks To And From Class

Headed back to in-person classes means you need a pretty banging playlist to power you through those walks to class.

50793
Photo by Zen Chung on Pexels

I don't know about you, but I start each day off with a one-mile walk to class. I have to have good tunes flowing through my ears during those 20 minutes, not to mention the walks between classes and the walks home. So, here is my 30 song playlist to get me through this almost unfamiliar concept we call walking to class.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Be Kind to Yourself: 8 Mental Health Tips to Try

One way you can improve your quality of life is to take care of your mental health. As a result, you'll feel less depressed and be able to enjoy spending time with friends and family more often. These mental health tips might be just what you need to forget about your problems.

31608

One way you can improve your quality of life is to take care of your mental health. As a result, you'll feel less depressed and be able to enjoy spending time with friends and family more often. These mental health tips might be just what you need to forget about your problems.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Should You Own An SUV If You Live In A Snowy state?

There are many reasons to own an SUV. If you live in a cold state or a rural area, you will see that owning an SUV is very important.

34854

The gas and oil prices are too high to run in a smaller vehicle. You are better off with an SUV for hauling cargo and driving larger loads around the town. In addition, owning an SUV is more comfortable and safe than driving a smaller vehicle.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Understanding Why Dog's Lick You

It is a natural instinct for dogs to lick

54518

Why do dogs lick?

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments