OPINION: Are New Year's Resolutions out?

OPINION: Are New Year's Resolutions out?

We are here for this type of life! One that has people actively manifesting their goals into their lives... Yasss!

Red notebook on the table with New Year's Resolutions written on page
Red notebook on the table with New Year's Resolutions written on page/Pexels/@Polina Kovaleva


As the team welcomes 2024 on their first day back at work, it was only fitting that we discuss New Year's Resolutions and their role in society these days. 

It seems that as popular as New Year's Resolutions have been, it is slowly fizzling out and people are becoming more in tune with creating lists. 

Not much different from New Year's Resolutions if you ask us. A list of things you would like to achieve in a year. 

"Instead of New Year's resolutions, users posted short lists of the things they want to do in 2024 and the things they are planning to leave behind. Common 'ins' included fitness goals, travel and making time for friends and hobbies. As for their 'outs,' some users are looking to ditch toxic relationships, hours of daily screen time and spending extra hours at work." (Ocolly)

There has long been a premise that New Year's Resolutions are just big set ups for failure and some might totally agree with this sentiment. But that is not true for everyone. 

The aim behind resolutions was to encourage or motivate people to achieve their goals, not feel obligated or obliged to fulfil them. 

But it seems that the pressure of achieving them in the space of a year has become more tedious than exciting. It's the fact that everyday life can consume all parts of your day, so much so that you find half the year has gone by and you haven't even looked at your resolutions list. 

Perhaps this is the reason why people are opting to write lists of things they want to achieve or include in their lives. This helps add a positive element to the lists and doesn't necessarily mean that you are doing anything different. 

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