New Year's Resolutions Don't Work (For Me)

New Year's resolutions are great, don't get me wrong. I fully support those who can follow a New Years resolution, but for me, they just don't work. Ever. Year after year I have attempted to eat healthily, work out five days a week, and become a more positive person. Here's how it usually goes: the first couple days of the new year are great. I feel healthy, happy, and proud of myself, and then… it becomes a chore. Instead of looking forward to doing things that make me feel good and healthy, it feels like something I have to do. It may seem like I have no willpower, but I'm not the only one who has trouble with New Years Resolutions. There tends to be a trend where people work really hard at their resolution for about a month or so, and then burn out and lose their drive. There's too much pressure around a New Years resolution. There shouldn't just be one time of year where everyone wants to improve themselves. There needs to be less pressure around the goal in order to attain it, or at least make the goal easier to follow. So this year, instead of having a New Year's Resolution that feels unattainable I have decided to create one that is pretty easy to attempt: drink less soda, work out more, and try and look at the bright side of life. This goal doesn't have a due date, it doesn't force me to change my lifestyle completely, and it doesn't feel like a chore. I am excited to see what the New Year brings, and hopefully this year I can finally follow a resolution.

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