Why New Year’s Resolutions Are Overrated

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Many people set a goal for the New Year when it rolls around. Maybe the goal is to lose weight, eat healthier, read more, or get better grades. But truth be told, the idea of setting New Year’s goals is overrated. I’m not saying that the goals themselves are overrated, but the idea of a New Year’s resolution is.

First off, the New Year shouldn’t be the only time to set new goals for yourself. You should be able to make objectives whenever you feel like it. Don’t limit yourself to just one time of the year.

Also, it should be noted that a year is a vague and possibly overwhelming commitment. Take baby steps for your goals. If you want to eat healthier, set your goal to do so for a month. Then, once you achieve that step, you can move on to even bigger ones. When you’re able to set baby steps towards your goals, you’re more likely going to achieve them in the long run.

You also don’t always need to have a goal. Don’t feel pressured to have one all the time. Sure, it’s motivating to have something to strive for, but don’t force yourself to take on anything unless you really want to.

Lastly, “new year, new me” should not be a goal. Always try to be a better version of yourself,
not necessarily a new one.