New Year's Resolutions, What's The Point?

United States
January 2, 2018 12:40pm CST
So I keep getting asked now that it is the first of the year, what is my new years resolution? I am actually wondering at this point why is it so important? I mean don't most people break their resolution within the first couple months? So I guess the question is do you feel its something needed by people. I mean my response is every time I have ever done one I have always broke it so I see just going into this new year with positive thinking and hoping for the best not making goals that I probably won't keep.
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@JolietJake (51104)
• United States
2 Jan
I made a New Year's Resolution long ago not to make any more New Year's Resolutions...I haven't broken it yet
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@Icydoll (25943)
• India
2 Jan
that's great resolution .
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• United States
2 Jan
thats probably the best resolution ive heard yet :)
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@Icydoll (25943)
• India
2 Jan
Welcome to Mylot..
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• United States
2 Jan
thank you
@marlina (79644)
• Canada
2 Jan
I have given up making New Year's resolutions decades ago. A pure waste of time.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
2 Jan
I agree completely. Every year countless people make resolutions, mainly because they feel compelled to follow this tradition, but rarely keep the resolution past mid January. You are unlikely to keep a resolution unless you have a genuine desire to make that particular change in your life. If you do have the desire then you would make that change whatever time of year it is.
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• United States
2 Jan
I made my own personal "resources" a month prior. You don't need for it to be new years to make a change. The change starts now. So I guess my new years resolution is to simply keep improving on the changes I decided to make haha. I still like to ask what others plan to change, get some inspirational.
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@Bensen32 (728)
• United States
2 Jan
Yes, I wrote on this too. I just have some goals for the year but I wouldn't call them resolutions, those I can't even get out of January with them in tack. I think writing your goals down does help you stick to achieving those goals. If you slip a little or don't get the goal done in time. Don't give up, try again or set a new time to get the goal done. Hope you have a good new year.
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@sharon6345 (142058)
• United States
2 Jan
l believe they are so easy to keep. if you are a person that does not break promises.but over all the tradition is wack
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@MALUSE (44617)
• Uzbekistan
2 Jan
I'm with you 100%. It's one of the silliest habits together with list making. Q: What's the point? A: There is none.
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@LeaPea2417 (22394)
• Toccoa, Georgia
2 Jan
I don't make New Years Resolutions anymore because I always broke them in the past.
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@franxav (5816)
2 Jan
I haven't made any resolution. Perhaps living my life with positive attitude is good to aim at.
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• Philippines
3 Jan
There's no harm in trying at least you got some goals at the start of the new year. Giving it up would probably make more depressing.