I’ve resolved that I’ll never have a resolution. The idea is interesting enough—make a decision to practice a better lifestyle in some fashion—but when it comes down to it, I’m just not the type of person who makes New Year’s resolutions. I’ve made improvements over the years, gotten out of bad habits, worked on addressing problems, but I’ve never managed to come up with a concrete goal to at the start of the year. Ever since elementary school, when I was told for class I should try and come up with a resolution, I just couldn’t. It seems arbitrary, and painful to think about.
Coming out of the holidays, my resolution should be to get out of bed the next week and go to school. In all seriousness, as a teenager, especially an upperclassman in high school, getting back in the swing of things after such a long time off can be hard. Putting an additional daily chore of a resolution on top of that sounds extremely difficult to me, and I couldn’t see myself being someone who could juggle such commitments.
I respect people who are able to come up and fulfill resolutions each New Year. I have never even given a second thought to coming up with one for myself, nor will I, at least as a young adult. I’ll make self improvement, but on my own time, at my own pace. So for now, I will be content with my New Year’s celebrations, commitment free.