New Year's Resolutions

@AidaLily (1450)
United States
December 26, 2012 1:40pm CST
And so it is that time of year again and many people are making New Year's Resolutions in which sadly a large number of people will give up their resolutions or break them within the first 4 - 6 months of the New Year. Having done the last bit of freelance accounting until Jan. 2nd, I have been wondering about people and their New Years Resolutions. Some people say this year they will lose 10 pounds. There are plenty of people I have seen actually lose the weight within the first few months considering winter, at least in snow heavy areas, usually consists of people eating more soup or drinking more tea. However, life seems to catch up with them after winter when such things as picnics, holidays, and celebrations catch up to them and they gain the weight right back. Or the people who say they will definitely start saving this year and they manage to save maybe $50 in that first month and $25 each month after for about a week and then something comes up, which happens, but the people never start saving again. There are also people that just don't know how to save. Other resolutions would include going back to school, saving for a house, eating healthier, quit smoking and much more. I wonder why people make these resolutions and never keep them. Do you make New Years Resolutions and if so do you keep them? Why do you think people don't keep their New Years resolutions?
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@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
26 Dec 12
It's not that hard to save, you can do it automatically to an ohther account as soon as you have your income (which we all have here at our bank accounts as well). Bigger problem is all those unexpected costs so the savings will be needed. Although I guess that is why savings are needed or? You say: $25 each month after for about a week? What does that mean? A month is a month or? Anyway I think it's way more difficult to lose weight a new years'resolution even television helps you out with (quiting smoking also). I think many do but changing your whole life style is difficult as well so the weight that is gone will probably be back later on in the year. I don't think many people over here have picknick's that make them gain weight. Most people over here gain weight during winter (other food, more caloris plus the holidays and staying in way more). With the bad economics not many people will save for a home anymore. Perhaps a vacation? I don't make New Year's resolutions anymore, not since years. Why? Because I know I won't/can't keep them, those promises I make myself. Because most of the time so many things come in between that I can't keep the promises to myself (me first for example, more quality time with me), kids first I guess. Why other people don't keep their resolutions mostly has to do with the fact everything (after the holidays) go back to normal/habits. It's hard to change especially if you have nobody to support you.
@AidaLily (1450)
• United States
27 Dec 12
Sorry I had thought I deleted the week part of that as I mean $25 each month after that for another 2 months maybe. I have no issues with saving, but I keep hearing so many of my friends making that promise and while the unexpected comes up and they have to spend the money... I never understood why they didn't just start saving again. I would hold that to discipline and seriously some people I have talked to for freelance accounting have no idea of the concept of saving even when you explain it to them. I had one woman tell me 'Oh so basically I put the money in another checking account and only use it when the first account is empty.' I don't make them much anymore either though.
@Shavkat (62551)
• Philippines
1 Jan 13
It is definitely a new year for me, there will be a lot of changes that will happen just find ways of sorting out the possible solutions of shortcomings of my life. I am pretty sure most of the people would have their resolution for this year.
• United States
26 Dec 12
I've given up making New Year's resolutions. The only one I've ever kept is the one I made (though it was more in the middle of the year) was where I'd make it a point to try something new to eat when it was offered in honor of my late mother. I was such a picky eater as a child, and it drove my mother nuts when she had to prepare multiple meals. I didn't get a chance to try two or three new dishes I made this year because my boyfriend ate it all first, but I've made it a point to try things (or in the case of tuna fish, retry) whenever possible. And I've been doing that about 10 years now. That's the only one I've ever consciously kept up with. Every other one started out with good intentions, but something always derailed me.
@Monkeyrose (2850)
• Canada
26 Dec 12
I don't have a specific new years resolution but I'm planning on changing focus this year. I just got back from europe so I need to find a job and a home. I'm working towards savings up to go back to school in September. I'm also getting more involved with human rights and making a difference in the world. Right now I'm very involved with the Idle no more movement.
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
26 Dec 12
I make a few new years goals each year. Ive made 3 so far this year... 1. better business in my cafe here 2. that my son continues to grow into a great young man 3. that i find that special person If 1 or 2 happen Ill be very happy here. Good luck with your resolutions there, as well...
• United States
26 Dec 12
It is because they've just been practiced it. There are many factors why people make their resolutions and they never keep them. It has something to do with their living environment, financial problem, family problem/condition, social status, emotional problem, spiritual problem, or even physical problem. Those are the factors, my friend. It talks about the influences of its respective subject matter :)