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Do you make resolutions because you feel you have to make changes in the New Year?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (20297 points ) December 29th, 2013

New Year is upon us, and people (not all but some, so don’t start), will make New Year resolutions, to stop this, to start that, etc. Do you make or had you made New Year resolutions because you felt change was warranted because it was a new year, but deep down you knew you were not going to act on or complete them?

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zenvelo's avatar

Nope, I don’t. In fact, a year ago I started some major lifestyle changes the day after Christmas, because I knew if I started it on New Years I’d be setting myself up for failure.

dxs's avatar

No, but some people use the common idea of starting New Year Resolutions as a form of motivation to get started something that they have always wanted to do.

DWW25921's avatar

I’m going to tidy up as I go and keep the house neater.

elbanditoroso's avatar

In 50+ years, I have never made New Years resolutions.

They are silly and artificial. If I need to change something (or do something), I would change it or do it even if it’s the middle of July.

Most resolutions aren’t kept anyway.

Pachy's avatar

Setting goals is important and January 1 is as good as any other time—but I think NOW, whenever NOW is, is the best time.

hug_of_war's avatar

It helps me because I like to reflect on my year and use those reflections to decide on goals for a year. Sure I could do that at any time but having the structure of a planned date is calming to me. I don’t do it out of pressure and I rarely tell anyone in my real life about them.

Seaofclouds's avatar

I don’t make “New Year’s Resolutions” per say, but I do use the 1st as a good time to start something new because the holidays are too hectic to try to start something new. I’ll start new things any time of year, but if there is something I want to start toward the end of the year, I’ll wait until the 1st to get through the holidays.

LornaLove's avatar

I never feel obligated to make New Year resolutions. If I feel my year was a disaster looking back, I do feel that maybe it is time for change. That might be within me (more likely to be that) or concretely. Whether I carry them through is determined by how badly I want to change or not.

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