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New Years Resolutions

Sophie Schremser | Language, Culture and Communication Contact Sophie

It’s that time of the year again. Time to think about how to improve yourself, to improve your life, "new year, new me" blablabla.

This is a list of the new years resolutions I had planned:

1. Actually go to the gym (first thing I thought of after Christmas)

2. Do my reading !!

3. Actually make food instead of going to bread oven

4. Start my assignment early

5. Take notes in lectures (NO MORE FACEBOOK MEMES)

6. Spend less time looking at memes

7. Stop spamming everyone with meme tagging

8. Stop filling up phone storage with memes

9. Only drink once a week

9. Only drink twice a week

9. Only drink three times a week

10. Try to save money – stop spending so much on deliveroo

11. Drink more water

12. Don’t go to smack every week

However, are new years resolutions effective? If I’m honest, my new years resolutions have become a bit repetitive over the years. I cannot even think of a year when I completed them all!

Every 1st of January my instagram gets overwhelmed by “New Year, New Me” captions when the only thing that seems to actually change is the date.

I can say that I am pretty certain that most people listed “get healthy” in their new years resolution, as certain as I can say that they spent the 1st to 2nd of January hungover in bed eating junk food. And thats completely fine! A new year does not erase all your wrong doing of the previous year, so why pretend that it does? Moreover, why give ourselves the pressure of a time limit? We cannot change from one day to the next.

This year, I am trying to do something different. No new years resolutions list for me! If I want to be healthy – I’m going to be healthy! Writing down a pretty list and putting it on my wall is not going to cut it for me in 2018.

Instead of saying you are going to do something, just go out and do it!

Do not do things to be able to cross them off a list, do things for yourself!

The journey to a whole “New Me” can take… a long time (I’m still working on it). Therefore, lets not restrict ourselves to the limit of 365 days. For those of you who know who you want to be, that great! Go out and work as hard as you can to get there! For those who do not… it doesn’t matter! Take as much time as you need to figure out what kind of person you want to be, and where you want to go in life. No-one expects you to become that person overnight! If you need time, take 2018 to figure it out!

I wish you all the best of luck and a happy new year !


Sophie Schremser | Language, Culture and Communication Contact Sophie

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