Most of us look at the coming year as another chance to face life on a different perspective. Plans are made, goals are set. It gives us something to look forward to as we leave the year behind to start anew come 12 midnight of January 1. New Year’s resolutions become too popular by the end of December, with the hopes of reaching the finish line by the end of the year. However, most of these plans are bound to fill the trash bin, crumpled like used paper, recycled for next year’s set of resolutions. Here are some of the New Year’s resolutions that are not usually met.
Losing Weight and Getting Fit and Healthy
Even if we hate to admit it, it is true to many that eating, following a healthy diet and working out can be three of the most challenging things to achieve a fit lifestyle. We overeat on foods that are salty, sweet and fatty which are very hard to resist, and most importantly, unhealthy. We are too tired after piles of paper works in the office to even go to the gym after. Time is also an issue, getting our lives busy with work, social gatherings and sometimes, just because we don’t allot time for exhausting ourselves more. Some gym memberships are way out of your budget, and that fruit and vegetable diets are commonly expensive.
Save Money and Lessen Spending Habits
Every year, you commit yourself to that 52-week Challenge and you end up being negative by the end of the year. Who in the world can exactly predict what will happen throughout the year anyway? Unexpected expenses sometimes hinder us to continue what we’ve already started. Plus, there are malls that persistently trigger your inner thrifty self with sales and discounts every now and then, you then impulsively buying those you don’t actually need, or cannot invest on. Priorities become focused on what is needed at the moment, not something that can be of use in the future.
It’s not always about you; it’s also because of the content of cigarettes. As known to many, nicotine is a substance within a cigarette that is highly addictive. Nicotine, when absorbed in the body, triggers the reward pathways. Its main responsibility is to regulate the feelings of pleasure. It quickly circulates in the brain and for most of the users, to maintain its pleasurable effect; another stick would do the trick. Therefore, the addiction and the difficulty to quit remain apparent. However, this should still not be an excuse to not start trying. Continued use of cigarette poses a higher risk of acquiring lung and heart disease.
Spending More Time with Family and Friends, and Travelling
We all get issues with reunions and get-together parties every now and then. In addition to that, there are numerous out-of-town getaways and travelling plans that have probably been cancelled by this time. We want more time but we can’t find time—we get too caught up with career and other distractions, forgetting that we need to fill our social needs, too. Another issue with travelling is budget. Usually tickets are expensive when in season. We are also worried that we might leave too much workload from work that we’ll have overflowing backlogs when we get back from “staycations.”