Top 5 Overrated New Year’s Resolutions You Should Avoid

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Are you one of those people who diligently write a New Year’s Resolution at the start of the year?

As New Year approaches, some of us will certainly take the time to ponder and jot down a list of “resolutions” that they would try to achieve for the next 12 months.

Although this may seem like a good way to start the year right, well, let me tell you this: According to the statistics presented by StatisticBrain, 49% of people who make New Year’s Resolutions fail to fulfill their resolutions.  It only means that most of us will definitely not achieve every resolution listed at the start of the year.

So, how do you make sure that you can achieve all of the resolutions you make at the start of the year? Here’s my advice: Avoid making overrated resolutions. You will never achieve them!

And in case you are wondering about these “overrated resolutions,” here are five of them:


#5 I Will Become Rich

Almost every one of us wants to get rich, that’s a fact.

And because of that, there will be plenty of people who will consider adding this to their list of New Year’s resolutions. But is this really achievable?

We are all aware that becoming rich entails hard work, perseverance, and time. You won’t become a millionaire in one day, unless you win the lottery. So, by all means, avoid this resolution and settle instead for something that is more attainable over the short term, such as becoming better in handling your money and expenses or starting a small business that can help you become financially stable and soon, RICH.


#4 I Will Find My True Love

Ever heard of the saying “good things come to those who wait?”

Such a cliché, right? Apparently, the saying is true when it comes to love. You have to be patient if you want to find the right person for you.  You can’t force someone to like you by being too pushy in a relationship, just because you want to make your resolution come true. That would be completely absurd.

Instead of wanting to find the “love of your life” in 12 months, why not start with learning how to love yourself or making yourself open to meeting new friends. After all, relationships basically start with friendship and you definitely can’t give love if you do not know how to love yourself first. Does this make sense?


#3 I Will Travel More

So, why are we suggesting that you ditch this one when you make your New Year’s resolutions?

The reality is that not many of us have that much time for vacations. Let’s admit it, for yuppies like me, we barely have a chance to take time off from work and explore new places. At most, we are given only 2 weeks leave annually. And aside from that, our funds are also limited (unless you are super rich), so traveling more in a year is really quite hard to achieve; unless you quit your job and travel around the world all year.

If you really love to travel and want to be able to explore new places next year, then you can simply start by booking on-sale tickets and scheduling your travels a few months ahead. Doing this can actually help you save a lot of money.


#2 I Will Get My Dream Job

Now, do you really think that you can attain your dream job in just 1 year?

Think again before you consider jotting this down on your list of New Year’s resolutions.  This one takes pure determination and perseverance in order to happen. Some even spend half of their lives trying to get a promotion or land their dream job, and yet nothing ever happens.

We are not trying to discourage you. All of us have dream jobs, and that includes you and me. But if you really want results, then you better start working hard NOW.


#1 I Will Lose Weight

The world’s most commonly broken New Year’s Resolution.

Yes, you’ve read that right. Losing weight is the number one resolution that people break all the time. Why? Because food is love, that’s why!

We are not saying that there’s no way you can achieve this goal, because a lot of people have, in fact, done it. It’s just that, losing weight also entails time and the right process. You can’t lose weight by simply skipping meals or exercising every now and then. There’s a procedure that you need to follow, and that includes going to a nutritionist and following a healthy diet as well as proper exercise.

So guys, if it is really your passion to write a New Year’s resolution, try avoiding these five we’ve mentioned above. Instead, go for something attainable in just a year or something you are really determined to achieve.