Let's Stop Trying To Change In The Name Of New Year's Resolutions
Start writing a post

Let's Stop Trying To Change In The Name Of New Year's Resolutions

Think about it, why do you really do it? More importantly, when has it ever benefited you?

Let's Stop Trying To Change In The Name Of New Year's Resolutions

I hate New Year's resolutions. Honestly, they are vapid empty filled promises that we make to ourselves simply because we feel like we have too. What is the point of that? So, we can look back next November and feel disappointed in ourselves that we didn't stick to the "New Year, New You" philosophy that is shoved down our throats every year? No thank you.

Now, I'm not saying that every individual doesn't have room for improvement or personal growth. However, there is a difference between wanting to do something to better yourself for you, and doing it because society is making you feel like you have to.

Real talk here, I could think of some things I need to work on this coming year, but I can also think of many things that I want to stay just the way they are. Going into 2018 really isn't going to change that much. We all like to pop champagne and rally into this concept of "The New Year" when that's all it really is, a new year. A new set of 365 days that can make or break us. Secret reveal, nothing changes between December 31, 2017, 11:59 p.m. to January 1, 2018, 12:00 a.m. beside the year we all write at the end of a date. So, can we all please stop pretending that because the clock strikes midnight that all of our problems won't be our problems anymore? Because guess what? In 2018, all we can be promised is that more problems will come.

I promise this is not being a Debbie downer, I'm a very glass half full type of girl, but all of this is just reality.

All I'm saying is that maybe instead of making these fake pressure driven promises to ourselves, we can take a step back and ask ourselves why we're actually doing them.

Maybe instead of trying to change things about ourselves, we can try to change the world.

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

Sometimes it's hard to remember that Memorial Union at the University of Missouri is actually a memorial, not just a place to take a nap on a couch and get Starbucks.

Keep Reading...Show less

Soccer, Spain and Racism

The whirlwind events of last week reflects the sad state of sports in Europe.

Soccer, Spain and Racism

When we think of events that have transpired in the US over the last few years, a lot of it ends up in spotlighting the division in the country. However, things across the pond seem to be no better - at least when it comes to sports. Last week, Real Madrid - arguably the richest sports franchise in the world, had one of their Brazilian strikers subject to vicious racist attacks in Valencia. The player, Vini Jr posted this example video in his Insta account:

Keep Reading...Show less

The ultimate itinerary for travel in South Africa

6 days travel for under $1200

brown leopard on top of grey rock

With its stunning natural beauty, diverse culture, and exciting cities, South Africa is a must-visit destination for any traveller. Great News… it's more affordable than you might think. With the current USD to Rand exchange rate, it's possible for 2 people to travel around this beautiful country for under $1200. But to do so, you'll need some insider knowledge and tips from local students and travel enthusiasts. In this blog, we'll share some of the best hacks to help you explore South Africa on a shoestring budget. From wildlife spotting to city adventures, we've got you covered. So grab your backpack and let's get started!


Exploring South Africa will be an adventure, but let's not ignore the fact that you’ll be a tourist and some areas are not considered safe. Don’t worry, I’ve only included the tourist-friendly spots.

Keep Reading...Show less
A Thank You Letter To My Dance Teachers

Here's to the women that encouraged, disciplined, and loved on me! If it wasn't for you all coaching me through out dance and throughout my life, I think I would probably be on the crazy train to what the good-golly-gee-wiz am I doing with my life?

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments