Personally, I don't make New Year's resolutions because I always end up being one of the 80 percent of people who abandon them by February. It's hard to change habits, and these New Year's resolution tweets that are real AF prove I'm not the only one. After the whirlwind of the holidays, the added stress of trying to be a whole new person just because it's a new year is more than I can take. It's not that I don't have goals for 2018, because I do. I'm just taking the label off of them, and I'm not going to beat myself up if it takes me more than a year to reach them.
A lot of people on Twitter are recognizing their limitations this year. And, if your New Year's resolution is to simply keep your head above the water in 2018, you're in good company. The nine most popular New Year's resolutions for 2018, according to Forum Mantra, range from quitting bad habits to getting out of debt to getting more sleep, traveling more, volunteering, and learning something new. The new thing I'm learning is that we set the bar pretty low in 2017, so any step forward in 2018 is progress. If you can relate, than you know that simply throwing away some literal or existential trash in 2018 is a victory.
Committing to wearing pajamas 24/7 is something I can get behind. And, it's not a big leap for me. Since I work from home, sometimes I go weeks without out washing any clothes that have zippers or buttons.
The problem with New Year's resolutions is that they tend to pile up until you're carrying a heavy load of unmet promises to yourself on your back like a rucksack full of rocks.
Yes, everything she said. Because, like Lady Gaga says, "I may not be flawless, but you know I've got a diamond heart."
I think this is every woman's New Year's resolution.
It's not actually about willpower, it's about believing that you can do it.
Everything seems better when your eyelashes look totally boss.
Petting dogs is a New Year's resolution everyone can succeed at.
Seriously, I can use a sponsor to pay my bills. If anyone's New Year's resolution is to pay someone else's rent, message me ASAP.
The need to escape from reality has never been greater.
As a life-long student of the school of hard knocks, this one is something I have had to accept over and over again. Because, stubborn AF.
No divorces in 2018. Since I am not currently married, this one should be pretty easy to keep unless I end up drinking a whole mini bar in Vegas like Ross and Rachel.
On board, because you don't need that kind of pressure in your life.
This one goes hand in hand with my lifelong struggle to drink more water.
Naps. With dogs. Yes, please!
Also, learn to cook and stop using the oven to store shoes like Carrie Bradshaw.
Maybe in 2018 extroverts can resolve not to talk to strangers who clearly don't want to talk to them.
OK, my New Year's resolution is going to be to get invited to a pool party with Jordan Catalano. I mean Jared Leto.
Lorelai Gilmore goals right here.
Let's all be more like cats, and commit to giving zero f***s in 2018.
Oh, you have a headache? Have you tried essential oils? No? Let me tell you all about them ...
Because, in 2018 I say what I mean. Period. #RipLOL
If the topic of New Year's resolutions comes up while you're out for NYE, just say your life goals include petting more dogs and acting like a cat while peddling essential oils. No LOL necessary. Bring it on 2018.