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"I made a resolution once to watch my language. Not even 72 hours into the new year, I watched it spill right out of my f$@!ng mouth. I swear, I really tried. #MyCommuteSucks."
"I prefer to think that certain resolutions tend to get derailed for me personally, rather then completely broken. Life is about balance. Resolutions are about changes. Change is very difficult to completely adhere to without a little give and take. The mindset to maintain a lifestyle change can happen ANY time of year. Not just January 1. The motivation to maintain it should be daily. Sometimes those changes take longer than others."
"For example, several years ago I resolved to leave my stable full-time job at a marketing agency and move to London to pursue my passion for health, fitness, and nutrition. Although that resolution did not help immediately, the steps that followed were progressive (making lists, doing research, and filling out applications for my certification). I am proud to say that although it took two-plus years to fulfill this resolution, which was longer than I intended, I will actually be meeting it this year. I start classes January 4th, 2016!"
"I promised myself I'd sing out loud every day because it puts me in a good mood. I would usually do it in the car on the way to work. I kept it for a long time, but in July I moved to NYC and stopped driving everyday, so I stopped singing out loud everyday. It really did boost my mood, so I want to find a new way to incorporate it."
"I resolved to read one piece of classic literature a month this year. I made it halfway through On the Road, got really bored, felt guilty for being bored, and moved on to Little Women. I made it a few pages in and realized the movie is better than the book (what? this never happens), and started reading from the bestseller list again."
"I tend to keep resolutions that are additive: travel more or read one new book a month. I tend to fail when I make resolutions that take something away, less pizza, less champagne. I think it's because adding things like traveling, reading, keeping in touch, it is immediately enriching and has a multiplier effect. Who wouldn't want to live a more enriched life?"