What Your New Year's Resolution Says About You
1. Lose Weight
The biggest thing this New Year’s resolution says about you is that it’s almost definitely not the first time you’ve stimulated it. I, for example, made this resolution for a full decade before acknowledging to myself that it was the least effective weight loss strategy I’d ever tried. Basically, if you need the push of a new calendar year to make actual changes in your diet and exercise regimen, “youre supposed to” weren’t that motivated to begin with. And if you don’t believe me, just ask the fitness industry, whose business model literally depends on you transgressing this resolution before January aims. Also, you’re likely in college and haven’t yet realized that losing 10 pounds won’t change your life like you think it will; at best, you’ll merely get a few more hate-glares from women on the street.
2. Save Money
Like weight loss, this kind of resolve is suspect if the only push for you to save money is the fact that there’s now an “8” where there once was a “7. ” But feasibility aside, this goal likely means that you’re scheming on some front–whether you’re saving up for a home, looking to upgrade your wardrobe, or just trying to live a little less paycheck-to-paycheck in 2018. Either way( and IMO, regardless of how well you uphold it ), the said resolution means you respect yourself enough to have grown-up goals and rely on your hustling abilities to provide a better quality of life.
3. Get Married
If you’re in a couple, this has probably been your goal for most of the past year, but your partner’s not quite as keen on it as you are. But being the Type-A betch you are, you’ve known the age at which you want to get married and start breeding since you were six, and you’re not going to let something silly like “financial concerns” or “not lies in the fact that in love” slow you down. If you’re single, you probably talk more about being single than most other things, and your( largely married) friends’ facial expressions have slowly morphed from “kind pity” to “my husband and I are going to laugh about you later.” Basically, these resolutions build me sad because you’re ultimately saying that you want someone to want to marry you–and that’s not something you are able to “achieve.”
4. Travel To A New Place/ Learn A Language
On the surface, your life likely appears wholly together. You have a undertaking and a 401 k, your clothes usually don’t have food stains, and your relationship status does not induce bi-weekly tears. BUT, deep down, you have a sense of being cosmically unfulfilled, and rather than do the work of
seeking therapy being honest with yourself and figuring out why that is, you do what all basic betches do and decide that 10 days in Paris will renew your sense of adventure and zest for life. Ironically, you are probably the most likely to get married within a year because you’re so determined to find yourself, and there’s nothing guys like more than a girl who acts like she’s not trolling for peen while going to European bars alone.
5. Advance Your Career
First of all, congratulations on having a career, or at least an idea of what you would like your career to be. Sadly, this type of resolution is usually preempted by getting laid off, working a undertaking you detest for years on end, or being broken up with and deciding to “throw yourself into work.” People who are well-established in positions where their only objective is to move up the corporate ladder traditionally understand that the first week of January does not function as a parade of junior executives marching into their supervisor’s office to demand promotions, so inducing your New Year’s resolution about your career means you’re starting something from scratch or switching gears. Unlike other resolutions, what else this says about you depends on how well you actually uphold it: Vowing to do this and staying at your desk chore another year entails 2019 ’s resolution will be “Travel to Greece, ” while successfully launching a new chapter of your professional life means you’re
really pretty spectacularly at the end of your rope in a way that launches weird, dramatic results. 2018 won’t be your easiest year( and 2017 was definitely one of your hardest ), but it could be your best.
Honestly, the nicest thing you can do for yourself this New Year’s is to take a leaf out of Facebook’s book( anyone else get that cute “here’s what happened in 2017 ” video this morning? Mine was ultimately depressing because I haven’t regularly positioned on Facebook since 2012, but I liked the impulse) and celebrate whatever good things happened this year, rather than instantly launching into everything else you want to change in 2018. They don’t even have to be good things actually–just celebrate the THINGS. You did stuff! You got out of bed( presumably ), you met at least one new person( it’s okay if you hated that person ), and you stimulated it through one of the most cartoonishly, nightmarish years in American political history. You’re a goddamn warrior, and your 2018 checklist can wait until at least February–which still leaves you five months to get that summer body.
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