It’s simple. Don’t make any.
Maybe that was a little too harsh. What I meant to say was, don’t set yourself up for disappointment.
“In 2015, I will have all A’s in school”
“I have left (insert name here) in 2014”
“2015 will be the year I lose those x kilograms and become the full blown babe I know I was destined to be!”
Okay, so the last one is a bit of an exaggeration, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been said! On the 31st of December every year, the world’s population (at least those using social media) divides into two groups: those who couldn’t care less about New Year’s Eve and use the night as an excuse to intoxicate themselves and inevitably start the new year with cringe-worthy moments from the night before. And the second group is those who over-exaggerate the meaning of the night and find a million and one empty promises to make under the pretense of “New Year’s resolutions”. Unless you had several A’s before or high B’s the year before, I doubt you will get them just because you wished for them. You also cannot “leave” someone in 2014 because the ENTIRE WORLD is going into the New Year whether you like it or not. And simply wishing that you turn into a babe is not enough, you better put in werk! (Yes, with an e. It is deeper that way.)
I guess what I’m trying to say is that wishes, or resolutions, can only take you so far. It is all about dedication. And if it is something you really want to happen, why wait until the end of the year? There is no unwritten rule that you may only make drastic changes at the beginning of a new year.
All of that aside, here is to hoping that you all achieve your resolutions and don’t just give up on them in February and wait 10 months to lie to yourself (and your twitter followers) all over again.
And above all else, we hope you have an awesome 2015!
In line with yesterday’s article, we hope ALAians Media is helping you think about your goals for this year.