When it comes to New Year resolutions choosing the right ones can be hard, especially when you make them too unrealistic for yourself. Here are a few of some of the unrealistic new year resolutions people make every year.

Gym here I come!

Now lets be honest, this new year goal is one we make nearly every year. We always tell ourselves that we are going to get fit in the new year. It starts off strong by going to the gym 6 days a week and then by the time it gets to March you’re doing two days a week (if that). We all have reasons why we stop going to the gym, but to make the most of this New Year’s resolution, we have to keep going. I believe in you!

I will stay away from Chocolate 

I’ve tried this one out myself and let me tell you it lasted 2 days. I know I should have done better, but when you get all that chocolate over Christmas the temptation is too much. We tell ourselves that we’re going to eat all the chocolate given to us for Christmas and then not eat chocolate for the rest of the year. Now I don’t know about you, but by the time I’ve eaten all the chocolate I got for Christmas it’s already the next new year and I got more chocolate for the next Christmas. Let the cycle begin again!

I will not leave my work until the last minute 

As students this should be a really important tip for us and we should learn from our past mistakes of leaving work until the last minute. But when that new series on Netflix arrives that you’ve been waiting months to see, your work doesn’t seem like a priority anymore.

I will try to make an effort in what I wear to uni/college/school 

I tried this one in sixth form and it worked for quite a while until I got to the end of my jeans pile and the comfy joggers were there for me to see. Once you put them on for one day it goes from waking up an hour earlier to do your hair and makeup, to waking up 10 minutes before class and not bothering. It’s all about what you feel most comfortable in and let me tell you, I would pick those comfy trousers over a nice dress any day!

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