The 6 Most Commonly Broken New Year’s Resolutions
With 2017 being a brand new year that means everyone is spending their time brainstorming all of the goals that they want to accomplish over the next 12 months. It’s also the time where people realize that New Year’s resolutions aren’t always achievable. Below are the most commonly broken New Year’s resolutions you should avoid adding to your list.
1. Losing Weight
We’ve all been there – the idea of getting into the perfect shape so you can show off your bikini body this summer. The problem is that with the hordes of people storming the gyms because they want to achieve the perfect aesthetic, most of them tend to dwindle away within the first few months. Losing weight is a lifestyle change, not a fad, and a lot of people simply can’t keep it up.
2. Getting Out of Debt
Unfortunately, debt has become a way of life for the majority of people in the world. If you’re looking to settle all of your outstanding accounts and start saving money, you’ll need as much luck as you can get! It’s harder for families to pay off debts and start putting funds away simply because it’s not cheap to live.
3. Planning Great Trips
Traveling is something that everyone can do on a budget, as long as you’re willing to travel during non-peak seasons or if you want to go somewhere that is close to home. Otherwise, traveling to great places may just be another one of the broken resolutions on your list. Travel is commonly difficult to do simply because families can scrape the money together to afford airfare, accommodations, and basic living expenses.
4. Eliminating Stress
Stress is a common issue that people deal with on a regular basis, whether as a result of their job or because of familial issues. It’s important to remember that although you might lose your way along your journey to living a more peaceful life, it’s not impossible to reduce the effects of stress on your everyday living. A better way to ensure that you can maintain your sanity is to set the resolution of finding better ways to manage existing stress.
It’s human nature to try to help others in need, particularly with all of the advertisements during the holiday season that relate to donating to third world civilizations and non-profit organizations. If you’re interested in adding a volunteer position to your New Year’s resolutions, it might be another difficult feat to achieve. More and more families are being put in situations where they’re spending more hours at the office and less time at home with family. Meaning that the time you would normally have available to volunteer will diminish greatly. In the event that volunteering is quite important, you may want to find a task that you and your family can participate in during the weekends and exercise time management skills.
6. Eating Healthier
This typically falls within the realm of working out and losing weight, but eating healthier is also incredibly difficult to maintain throughout the year. It’s important that you consider the amount of work that typically goes into living a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, the average person doesn’t have the money available to hire a personal chef to create nutritious food for every meal. The main reason as to why people are unable to continue eating healthy throughout the year is because they don’t have the time to prepare healthy food or the money to afford it.