• Tue, Jan 1 2013

OK. Fine. Who Actually Made A Resolution And What Was It?

400x266_12271837_resolutionsIt’s roughly 1030am EST. Depending on where you live in the world you could be only a few hours into the new year or several hours into it. This also means that if you made any resolutions — depending on what they were — you could have actually broken them by now. I know if I had resolved to get up at 8am every weekday morning in 2013, I would have already messed up that goal. Good thing I’m a rebel and didn’t make such a promise to myself!

(I told you resolutions were bad.)

Since the New Year is, for many, a new start and a chance to make some changes, what — if you dared to play the resolution game — did you say you’d conquer this year? Here are a few of the most popular resolutions people usually make every year, and here’s hoping that if you did make one, it was far more creative than these below.

My New Year's resolution for 2013 was:

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  • CMJ

    I dislike resolutions but I did make one – To floss more…because I HATE flossing.

    • Amanda Chatel

      Join the fucking club! If I need to hear it from my dentist one more time, heads will roll.

    • CMJ

      My dentist was like – after a while you start to like it! Pfffffffffttttt

    • Lisa

      Lies. Vile lies. The only time I appreciate it is when I have something stuck between my teeth that I can’t remove. And then I wouldn’t say that I like it, but more that I like the fact that the item isn’t there anymore…

    • Samantha_Escobar

      Your dentist is a deceptive lying liar.

  • http://helloalle.com/ Alle

    These aren’t really resolutions, they’re more like “things I’ve realised aren’t charming bits of personality and actually may be problems.”

    - The much-mentioned “treat dudes better” thing. Benign neglect (or neglect-neglect) is OUT for a relationship style in 2013.
    - Live in my head a little less.
    - Have an attitude of gratitude. This idea, which rhymes, came from an episode of Spongebob. There’s an entire song about it.
    - Be (slightly!) less sarcastic. This one actually hurts! But it was getting to the point where people couldn’t tell when I was being genuine and when was being an asshole. So, time for a change.
    - Last year I was like “I should learn to play that ukelele that I bought off Amazon while fucked up with a fever and cold medicine,” but I never did, so this year maybe I will.

  • Ly

    Mine was to learn enough Lithuanian to get around the city before I leave in July to live in Vilnius for a year. Though that’s more of a survival thing than a resolution…

  • Lisa

    I actually did the become healthier thing. BUT I wrote out several mini-goals so that this will hopefully become an actual habit. So this year I will be
    -drinking at least 4 glasses of water/day (I’m bad about staying hydrated)
    -do at least 1 physical activity/day that’s beyond what I have to do at work
    -eat at least 1 fruit and 1 veggie each day

    Let’s be real: my ultimate goal is to lose weight, but at least this way I’m focusing on other things instead of a stupid number on a scale.

    Happy 2013 everyone! Let’s kick it’s butt in whatever way we all resolved to.

    • Samantha_Escobar

      These are good resolutions! I will steal them, maybe, because they’re actually doable ones (whereas most of mine are lofty goals like “date someone who lives in the same state as you AND doesn’t suck,” as well as “go running sometimes,” both of which will never happen).

    • Lisa

      Nice to see that my major in college has finally come in handy! Yes, I actually spent 10 weeks learning how to write doable goals for health counseling. Steal away!